Pleasanton Preps: Amador girls soccer notches three wins in first week

Also: Tournament success for Amador boys basketball, Foothill cheer

The Amador Valley girls varsity soccer team opened the season with three wins last week.

The Dons started the streak with a 6-0 win over American, with Kate Shriber scoring a pair of goals. Sydney DeVor, Abby Fried, Molly Murphy and Maile Smith rounded out the scoring with a goal each.

In the second game of the week, the Dons beat Deer Valley 2-0. Both goals came in the second half, with DeVor starting the scoring and Nicole Zhang adding the second goal.

The successful opening week came to an end with a 5-0 thumping of Mission San Jose. Keara Greenan had a pair of goals, and Smith, Allie Jones and Kate Reedy scored one each.

Foothill girls soccer

Foothill opened the season beating Mt. Eden 3-0.

The Falcons dominated play from start to finish, limiting Mt. Eden to no shots on goal while generating 13 shots -- seven on frame.

Sarah Mirr and Kira Broacha led the attack tallying a goal and assist each as the Falcons put consistent pressure on Mt. Eden throughout the match. Taylor Noval completed the scoring with an unassisted goal from distance midway through the second half.

The defense was solid against minimal pressure during this match and will need to remain strong when the Falcons move into league play.

Foothill boys soccer

The Foothill boys varsity soccer team opened its 2017-18 season at home with a 3-0 win over James Logan last week.

Foothill dominated the first half of the Nov. 29 tilt and opened the scoring early when Josh Shields rifled a long shot into the top corner. Shields scored again by drilling a loose ball over the onrushing keeper from close range.

Sophomore Davis Wollesen pounced on a defensive miscue in the second half and quickly put a high shot over the keeper's head.

Senior Foothill goalkeeper Owen Camp preserved the shutout with an outstanding eight-save night, stopping three breakaways and saving three other shots including a James Logan penalty kick.

Then, last Saturday at Falcon Stadium, Foothill dominated Heritage in another 3-0 win.

Foothill's midfield -- Sergio Fleta, Josh Prieto and Kamran Matin -- along with defenders Braeden Maas, Brandon Chen, Josue Neria and Armando Ramirez controlled play and limited the Heritage offense to three off-target shots and a pair of corner kicks.

Maas headed in a corner kick from Matin, and Shields intercepted a back-pass and slotted it past the keeper. Foothill's third goal came when Maas drove a 50-yard free kick to the far corner of the goal box, hitting Shields on full sprint who stretched his foot out and volleyed a rocket past the keeper.

These games were part of the annual Winter Classic soccer tournament in which 24-teams from around the East Bay compete during the first two weeks after Thanksgiving.

Foothill will compete for the Top Division championship at 7 p.m. Saturday at James Logan.

Amador boys basketball

The Amador Valley Dons took the 2017 Gold Dust Championship last Saturday night in Placerville.

The Dons defeated Roseville in the first round 77-54. That was followed by a win against the host team El Dorado 71-61. Finally, the Dons were able to beat a tough Central Catholic team 64-58 in overtime to win the title.

Foothill cheer

The Foothill cheer team competed at the United Spirit Association (USA) Regional Competition at James Logan last Saturday and came away with a successful day.

The varsity took first place in the Show Cheer Intermediate Division and the junior varsity took first place in the Show Cheer Novice Division.

Once again, both teams qualified for USA Nationals next year. The Foothill competition cheer team will compete again in January at the USA Regional Competition, held at Deer Valley in Antioch.

* Dennis Miller is a contributing sports writer for the Pleasanton Weekly. To contact Miller or submit local high school sports scores, game highlights and photographs for his weekly Pleasanton Preps column, email him at


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