NPL Match Day #4
As teams continued to get more familiar with each other on the field, the level of play in the NPL has decidedly improved. This was never more evident in the matches this past weekend, which saw tons of quality from nearly everyone involved.
Saturday, September 30th
U19 BOYS NPL 1 A
San Juan Blue 1, Galt FC 0
San Juan Goal: Vivaldi
Both San Juan and Galt entered this match near the top of the table, but it was San Juan who left with the advantage thanks to a 1-0 victory. The only goal of the game came early when Connor Vivaldi took a feed from Mauricio Salazar to put the hosts ahead. Though both sides kept the momentum going all game by throwing numbers into the attack, the match would end without a second goal.
U16 GIRLS NPL 1 EAST
Placer United Gold 4, Mustang Elite 3
Placer Goals: Chavez, McCracken, Pon, Shiro
Mustang Goals: Lang, Olla, Rosa
The barnburner of the weekend belonged to the exciting match-up between Placer Gold and Mustang Elite when the two met at Davis Legacy Soccer Complex. Mustang scored first and led as late as 54 minutes into the game, but a 70th minute strike from Amber Pon and a last-minute winner from Brooklyn McCracken ensured that Placer would return home with all three points in hand.
U14 BOYS NPL 1 EAST
Davis Legacy 5, California Odyssey Red 1
Davis Goals: Anderson 2, Gray, Neverov, Raftery
Cal Odyssey Goal: Duttra
With both sides coming into the match unbeaten, it appeared as if the meeting bretween Davis Legacy and Cal Odyssey would go down to the wire. But after a pair of goals in the first half from Landon Raftery and Zach Anderson, followed by second half strikes from James Neverov, Michael Gray, and Anderson put the game away and helped improve the Legacy’s record to 4-0-0 on the year.
U14 GIRLS NPL 1 EAST
Clovis Crossfire 0, Marin FC Blue 0
Coming into matchday #4, neither the Clovis Crossfire or Marin FC had given up a goal on the season. Exiting matchday #4, neither side has still given up a goal after the pair of squads played to a tough scoreless draw. While both Clovis and Marin would have hoped for all three points, the result still keeps them in contention for possibly Champions League qualification.