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NorCal State Cup Quarterfinals Recap: U16 Girls

U16 GIRLS STATE QUARTERFINAL A
4/29Marin FC Blue
3-1
Folsom Lake Quakes
Defending State Cup finalists Marin FC boosted their hopes for a title with a classy 3-1 win over the Folsom Lake Earthquakes early Sunday. It took just 16 minutes for Shannon Watridge to score the opener for Marin, but Folsom Lake’s Emma Duckett pulled one back just nine minutes later. But second half goals Olivia Carroll and Thalia Greenberg helped Marin FC pull away and into the semifinals for the second straight year.
U16 GIRLS STATE QUARTERFINAL B
4/29Force North
0-0
(3-4)
Livermore Fusion
In a match that really could have gone either way, neither the Livermore Fusion or Force North could find an equalizer in normal time in what was a tight contest. Eventually heading to overtime, Livermore had several quality chances in the extra period, but were unable to any away. With the game in penalties, Livermore proved to be the more accurate side, hitting four of their five penalties to advance to the semifinals.
U16 GIRLS STATE QUARTERFINAL C
4/29FC Elk Grove Platinum
3-1
San Jose Surf
It was always going to be a tough task for San Jose Surf to knock off the defending State Cup champions in FC Elk Grove, and star attacker Kassandra Ceja made it more difficult with the great form that she’s currently in. Ceja scored a hat trick, striking in the 18th, 35th, and 60th minute to power Elk Grove through to the semifinals, despite a goal from San Jose’s Anushka Savla just two minutes from time.
U16 GIRLS STATE QUARTERFINAL D
4/29South Tahoe FC
0-2
Vision Academy
Scoring just five minutes into the game, Emily Nedom scored the only goal on the day that Vision would need need on the night against a tough South Tahoe FC side. While the two teams traded punches for most of the rest of regulation, South Tahoe weren’t able to put one into the back of the net, allowing Vision to close out the game in the 66th minute through a goal from Maddilyn Eastus.