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December 28, 2010 > Prep girls soccer recap

Prep girls soccer recap

Submitted By Sida Lu

While many of their peers relaxed for winter break, girls soccer players from both the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) and the Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL) continued practicing in preparation for the Dec. 20 to 22 Tri-Valley Classic Tourney (TVC), which was held in Danville this year. The participating teams would play in a series of non-league matches and measure up against teams hailing from all over the U.S.

Mission San Jose High School (MVAL)
Mission San Jose High was registered in the Bronze division of the TVC tournament and was the only team from the Tri-City area in the division. Mission began the tournament with a 2-1 loss to El Cerrito High on the first day but regrouped and tied Concord High at 1-1 the next day. On the third day, Mission fell to Cleveland High, 3-1, and finished out their three day tournament with a 5-1 victory over Richmond. Their record for the TVC tournament was 1-2-1, scoring eight goals and allowing seven in four matches.

James Logan High School (MVAL)
Logan was registered in the Gold division and had a rather successful outing. The Colts started things off by disposing of Livermore, 3-1, on the first day and battled Las Lomas to a tie, 1-1, on the second. On the final day of the tournament, a focused Logan squad showed up and steamrolled Berean Christian 6-0 before battling first place Heritage High to a 3-3 tie. They finished the tournament at 2-0-2 with 13 goals scored and five allowed in four matches.

Washington High School (MVAL)
The Washington Huskies began the Gold division of the TVC tournament ready to play with a 3-2 victory over Bonita Vista High and a 1-0 shutout of Berkeley High. From there, however, they slipped a bit and lost to Freedom High 2-0, giving Freedom their only win of the tournament. Washington went on to face Amador for their last match and were shut out once again, 3-0. The Huskies finished the tournament 2-2-0 with four goals scored and seven allowed in four matches.

Castro Valley High School (HAAL)
Castro Valley played in the Gold Division of the TVC tournament. On the first day, Castro Valley's offense met El Camino's stingy defense and was unable to score. El Camino also met similar trouble on the offensive end and their bout resulted in a 0-0 tie. From there, Castro Valley would go on to battle Liberty to a 1-1 draw, defeat Corona Del Mar 1-0, and tie Foothill 1-1. Castro Valley finished the tournament 1-0-3 with three goals scored and two allowed in four matches.

Bishop O'Dowd High School (HAAL)
Bishop O'Dowd was the only Tri-City participant in the Girls Invitational category of the tournament and would finish the tournament tied for first in division A with Carondelet. O'Dowd started off with a tie against Carondelet, scoring the only goal Carondelet would allow all tournament, 1-1. They played their next match against American Heritage, which flew in from Plantation, Fla., and won 2-1. The Dragons continued their dominant ways on the last day with a 4-1 victory over the Poway Titans and a 1-0 shutout of Westview. Bishop finished the tournament at 2-0-1 scoring seven goals and allowing three in four matches.

MVAL's American High did not participate in the tournament but did schedule a non-league bout with Pittsburgh High. American would go on to annihilate Pittsburgh, 7-1 and further its overall record to 7-2-1.

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