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U19 Girls NPL Fall Showcase Recap

NPL 1 A

Division Winner

Blues FC

Champions League Qualifiers

Blues FC, San Juan Spirits


Coming into the weekend at the top of the table, Davis Legacy (13 points) had the NPL 1 A in their hands, needing just a win to assure Champions League qualification. But the Legacy dropped both of their games and ceded the title to Blues FC (18 points), who defeated FC Elk Grove and Placer United by a combined 12 goals. Three points behind the Blues, and in the second Champions League spot, are the San Juan Spirits, who ensured their qualification to the Champions League with a strong weekend as well.

 

NPL 1 B

Division Winner

Palo Alto 99

Champions League Qualifiers Teams

Palo Alto 99, Mustang 01, Livermore Fusion


Palo Alto SC topped the NPL 1 B in emphatic fashion, going 8-0-0 on the season while scoring 33 goals, including five at the NPL showcase. Further down the table, though, there was a tighter race for the final two Champions League spots. Second-place Mustang (19 points) had just one match over the weekend, but took the most of their opportunity in putting nine past California Thorns. The final Champions League place was garnered by Livermore Fusion (16 points), who beat MVLA (16 points) 3-2 Saturday to earn the head-to-head tiebreaker before defeating the Santa Cruz Breakers 6-0 on Sunday to clinch their spot in the spring’s top league.

 

NPL 1 C

Division Winner

Mustang 99/00

Champions League Qualifiers Teams

Mustang 99/00, Santa Clara Sporting 99, Diablo FC


In an odd set of standings, three NPL 1 C teams finished the season tied on points with 19. Mustang SC, Santa Clara Sporting, and Diablo FC are all headed to the Champions League in the spring thanks to their lofty rankings, but who won the division between the trio of 6-1-1 sides. None of the teams played each other in the showcase, but thanks to earlier results in the season, Mustang required just three points to claim the title. They did so Sunday with a 1-0 result over West Coast Soccer, meaning that the pair of wins that Diablo and Santa Clara posted in the Showcase were ultimately not enough to win the division.

 

NPL 2 EAST

Division Winner

South Valley United


Prior to the Showcase, 21-point South Valley United had already clinched the division title and the NPL 1 spot that comes with it. Finishing in second place, Sacramento United (13 points), who clinched an NPL 2 spot in the Spring.

 

NPL 2 WEST

Division Winner

Tahuichi FC


In a division in which no games were played at the Showcase, first-place Tahuichi (14 points) had already locked up the single NPL 1 spot in the spring thanks to a November 4 victory over Santa Cruz Youth (14 points). Santa Cruz will join the NPL 2 as the second-place finisher, while all other sides in this division are headed for the NPL 3.