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April 9, 2008 > FC Fremont Girl's House League Soccer

FC Fremont Girl's House League Soccer

Submitted By Blaise Castren and Ed Ohye
Photos By courtesy of Ed Ohye

Under-12 games played Saturday, March 29 and April 5

Icebirds won twice, defeating the Aftershocks 1-0, and the Icebreakers 4-0, to improve their spring record to 2-0-1. In the first victory over the Aftershocks, Raquel Rodas snapped a scoreless tie in the second half when she converted a corner kick by Jenna Wondka. Samantha Stephens came up with two key saves to preserve the shutout in her goalie debut. Ciara Valdez and Devin Minter both had good games passing the ball while Cindy Tafolla and Kailey Richardson played well defensively.

Four different Icebird players, Tafolla, Wondka, Ashley Campbell and Elena Strom, scored goals in the win over the Icebreakers. Rodas added a pair of assists while Claire Castren and Amy de Landa each had shots on goal that just missed. Pavitra Ravishankar played well for the winners.

Under-14/15 game played Saturday, April 5

The Arctic Penguins remained undefeated with a wild 5-3 triumph over The Pack as Erika Becerra scored three goals and Darra Lanigan scored two for the victors. In the first few minutes of the game, The Pack exploded with a barrage of offensive attacks as the Artic Penguins goalie stopped several shots on goal by The Pack's forwards Kendra Maclure, Demi Medeiros and Menaka Shankar. In the17th minute of the half, Maclure was not to be denied as she scored on a rocket shot into the upper left corner of the goal, just inches over the Penguin keeper's finger tips. The opening goal came with the help of Pack players, Deeksha Metha, Nicole Gronski, Ravneet Kaur, Roshana Jacob, and Tiffany Sarchet. A few minutes later, the Penguins tied the game, 1-1, as Lanigan scored after a corner kick with her first goal of the game. Most of the remainder of the first half was a defense struggle until near the end of the half, when the Penguins' Becerra scored her first goal and Lanigan scored her second after being set up by LeeAnn Rust. The Pack's defense during the first half was led by goal keeper, Jessica McNair and assisted by defenders Alice Ding, Erika Neave, Olivia Hanna, Mariya Waheed, and Savina Khangura.

The second half started just like the first half for The Pack as Medeiros and Erica Ohye scored two quick goals to tie the game, 3-3. Finally, in the last ten minutes of the game, the Penguins' Becerra responded with two more goals with her second goal of the second half coming on a penalty kick to seal the 5-3 victory for Arctic Penguins. Kylie Stoeppel, Dani Cope and Janani Ravikrishnan also had shots on goal for the Penguins while Mariah Heimsoth contributed to the victory with a solid game.

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