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April 23, 2008 > Girls House League Soccer of FC Fremont

Girls House League Soccer of FC Fremont

Submitted By Blaise Castren

Under-14/15 games played Tuesday, April 15 and Saturday, April 19

Arctic Penguins improved their record to 5-0-1 with a 1-1 tie against Rice Krispies and a 2-0 victory over Vortex. Erika Becerra scored all three goals during the week as the Penguins remained in first place. The game against the Rice Krispies was scoreless into the second half thanks to a pair of key saves by goalie Sara Hearn. However, after Becerra scored the go-ahead goal, the Krispies scored to tie it. Kylie Stoeppel and Vanessa Barrera had several shots on goal for the Penguins.

The first half against Vortex was also scoreless despite three shots by Becerra, two by Stoeppel, and one each by Rebecca Milani, Dani Cope and Shannon Grant. Becerra finally found the net early in the second half on a nifty set up by Stoeppel. Later, Becerra scored again then just missed a hat trick when she missed a penalty kick. Mahsa Dinyari, Annie Cuellar and Darra Lanigan also played well for the Penguins.

Under-12 games played Thursday, April 17 and Saturday, April 19

The Icebirds lost their first game of the season when they were defeated by the Sharks 5-3 in a wild battle for first place. The two teams had tied in the season opener, and this match was knotted twice before the Sharks pulled away late in the contest. After the Sharks went ahead 1-0, Raquel Rodas scored on a nice pass from Jenna Wondka. After falling behind 2-1 at halftime, the Icebirds bounced back when Wondka scored off of a nice throw-in by Eva Liu. The Icebirds missed a chance to go ahead on a shot by Arian Ezat, before the Sharks scored twice, the second on a penalty shot. Elena Strom pulled the Icebirds within 4-3 with a goal, which was followed by Icebirds' goalie, Samantha Stephens, save of another penalty kick. Wondka was wide on a potential game-tying goal. Claire Castren had a solid game on defense despite the defeat.

In the 2-0 win over the Aftershocks, Rodas and Ciara Valdez scored goals. Valdez' score came after a perfectly placed corner kick by Wondka. Amy de Landa and Katie Courville had a nice game passing the ball while Pavitra Ravishankar and Kailey Richardson also played well.

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