Tri- Valley Real shows great strength in season's 1st tourney

Under 16 team makes it to finals, but then loses the big one

Entering their first tournament of the season, Tri Valley Real had great play in five matches last weekend at the BUSC's Summer Classic in Pleasanton.

Returning for the first time in two months due to a broken collar bone, goalie Tim Wraith assisted the Real defense in defeating Placer United Prestige Black 5 to 1 in the first match of the tournament.

The rest of the matches proved much more competitive with Real succeeding in making it to the finals on Sunday.

Tightly fought battles led to ties against BUSC United and CA Odyssey on Saturday with a win against East Diablo United Impact Sunday morning, moving this new team into the finals where they lost to Alliance FC Eagles Red.

The team consists of players from all over the Tri-Valley. The roster includes Juan Alfaro, Alex Cairel, Tyler Ellis, Ryan Gollott, Hector Gomez, Jack Lamont, Cody Martinez, Julio Mendez, Marco Nolasco, Hector Perez, Antonio Preciado, Marcel Scott, Connor Silcox, Daniel Toscano and Tim Wraith. The team is coached by Terry Wilson.

Top offensive players for the weekend were Cody Martinez, Juan Alfaro, Daniel Toscano, Marcel Scott, Marco Nolasco, Jack Lamont and Hector Gomez.

Top defensive players were Tim Wraith, Hector Perez, Ryan Gollott, Tyler Ellis, Alex Cairel. Antonio Preciado, Connor Silcox and Julio Mendez.

--Jane Silcox

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Posted by soccernut
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 24, 2010 at 9:32 am

Umm... Tri Valley Real does not belong to BUSC, as the headline indicates... I'm sure the headline was written by someone at the PW, not by the person who submitted the story. Come on guys, get it right!!! How did you come to that conclusion from the story??

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Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on Aug 24, 2010 at 11:50 am

soccer-the game for those without the eye-hand coordination to play real sports like baseball. Welcome to the 3rd world..........

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Posted by Amazon
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 24, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Steve - in addition to numerous other skills, soccer players have endurance and conditioning. Something your "1st world" slow, lumbering, chunky baseball kids are lacking. Hmmm....could there be even more reasons that baseball and softball were DROPPED out of the 2012 Olympics????? Nope, didn't think so.

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Posted by soccernut
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 24, 2010 at 10:03 pm

steve, why are you dissing soccer? In addition to the conditioning required for the sport, as Amazon mentions, soccer also requires agility-- lots of it. Oh, and eye-foot coordination too.

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Posted by loveallsports
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Soccernut, I read the article and nowhere does it say Tri Valley REal is part of BUSC. It states that they played in the BUSC tournament. Congratulations to the boys, and it's nice to see a new club like this have success. Good job boys!

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Posted by soccernut
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 26, 2010 at 10:19 am

loveallsports-- PW changed the headline after I posted my comment. It initially read "BUSC's Tri Valley Real..."

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Posted by marco
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 8, 2010 at 3:24 pm

haha this is my team GO REAL!!!

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