U16 Girls NPL Spring Showcase: Recap
Davis Legacy needed just a win from either of their two games in the U16 Girls Champions League to capture the title heading into the weekend. It took just a few quick moments into their first game, against Lamorinda SC, to run away with the title, emphatically posting a 5-0 victory Saturday afternoon. Though they didn’t need a result Sunday, they got one anyway, closing out their season with a 2-1 win over the Pleasanton Rage. De Anza Force managed two victories over the weekend to finish in second, while Lamorinda squeaked into third after a 3-0 win Sunday.
Both Placer United and Central California Soccer Alliance garnered a pair of victories during the NPL College Showcase to eliminate the other six teams in the division from title contention in the U16 Girls NPL 1. While Placer United (5-1-0) are finished playing NPL games for the season, CCSA (4-0-1) still have one to play, a May 13 contest against fourth-place Santa Clara Sporting (1-1-2). Should Central California win that game, they’ll be granted the title, while a win or a draw will make Placer United champions.
Walnut Creek may have only had one game at the NPL College Showcase, but they made it count, drawing 1-1 with second-place Vision to remain on the top of the table. Walnut Creek (2-0-4) are done with games, but can win the division if results go their way in the final games of the season. Vision are the only team in control of their destiny, able to claim the division with either a win or a draw, while third-place Sacramento United can win the division with a win and a Vision loss. Walnut Creek needs both Vision and Sacramento to lose in order to claim the title.
Entering the weekend with a 4-0-0 record, California Odyssey were always likely to claim the U16 Girls NPL 3 title, and they did so with a draws against Force North (2-0-3) and Pleasanton Rage (1-2-3). San Juan currently stand in second in the division, five points behind the Odyssey, but Force could overtake them with a win or a draw in their last game.