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Pleasanton Weekly

Sports - March 30, 2012

Rage ends successful season with tough loss

Places second at Association Cup

The Pleasanton Rage U16D3 Orange team completed its season with a second-place finish at the Association Cup last Sunday in Elk Grove.

In the finals, Rage Orange faced the Clovis Crossfire 98G, the winner of the other semifinal round. Rage Orange surrendered a goal early in the first half, but quickly locked down on defense while the Rage attack looked to create scoring chances on the other end of the field.

Neither team would prove able to convert throughout the rest of the game, however, and in the end the Crossfire outlasted Rage Orange to take the championship 1-0.

Despite the tough loss, the girls' success at the Association Cup capped off a tremendous season filled with noteworthy accomplishments:

* In reaching the finals, the Rage Orange advanced more deeply in the Association Cup than any other Rage Division 3 team has in the last ten years.

* Three first-place finishes and once second-place finish out of four tournaments entered.

* A second consecutive undefeated season in league play, with an uncapped goal differential of 45.

* A second consecutive District 3 league championship.

The team was coached by Joe Santana and Malcolm Cerri.

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