NorCal NPL Fall Showcase Recap: U15 Girls
NPL 1 EAST
FC Elk Grove
FC Elk Grove, Mustang, Placer United, Pleasanton Rage
Needing just a single point out of the weekend to clinch the division title, FC Elk Grove Platinum garnered a total of four with a 1-1 draw against Central California Soccer Alliance Saturday and a 2-0 victory over Diablo FC Sunday. Mustang SC Elite and Placer United each went 1-1 over the two-day period (with Mustang’s victory coming over Placer) to qualify for the Champions League by a two-point margin, leaving just one spot left. That spot would go to Pleasanton Rage, who edged out Davis Legacy Red via a tiebreaker by virtue of garnering four points over the weekend even though the Legacy grabbed the full six.
NPL 1 WEST
Force, Vision, Marin FC, Mavericks
Three U15 Girls NPL 1 West teams entered the final weekend of action having clinched Champions League spots: Force, Marin FC Blue and Mavericks Black, with Force entering the weekend one point ahead of Marin and two ahead of Mavericks. They made no mistake in capturing the title with a pair of victories, leaving the only thing left to decide being the final CL spot. Vision Academy ended up grabbing it with two wins that vaulted them into second place overall as Mavericks lost both of their matches over the weekend and Marin only claimed one victory before falling to Force.
NPL 2 EAST
The action in this division was all decided Saturday as Impact Green fell in a 4-3 thriller to California Odyssey South while needing a victory to keep their title hopes alive. As a result, Sunday’s match between Impact and title-winning Ethos SC Saints Blue proved inconsequential (Ethos won 3-1). Union Sacramento carved up San Juan Spirits Blue 3-0 Sunday to finish in third place and qualify along with Impact to the spring’s NPL 2.
NPL 2 WEST
The U15 Girls NPL 2 West don’t play last weekend as their season has already ended. Mustang Academy will play in the spring’s NPL 1 by virtue of winning the division by a five-point margin, while San Ramon FC and MLVA qualified for the NPL 2 with second and third-place finishes, respectively.