NPL Matchday #4
With just over a month left in most spring league seasons, the race for NPL titles is currently heating up as many squads have played roughly half of their matches. For some, it’s do or die territory to stay involved, while others will be looking to extend their lead and potentially move towards lifting the trophy.
Here are your NPL games of the week:
U19 Boys NPL 1
Spurs FC 1 – EC Revolution FC 0
Saturday, 4/22 2:00 p.m. @ Tom Bates Regional Sports Complex – South Turf Field
In the U19 Boys NPL 1, Spurs FC and EC Revolution FC have both separated themselves from the rest of the pack to move into first and second place, respectively. Sitting in second with nine points from three games, EC Revolution FC have a five point lead over third place Palo Alto SC. Still, they trail 12-point Spurs by three, making this Saturday’s matchup a potential title decider.
U19 Girls NPL 1
East Bay United 4 – SF United 4
EBU: St. Denis, Matta, Santiago, Polzin
SF United: Kitchingham, Holman, Chrisman, Prior
In a matchup between the top two teams in the U19 Girls NPL 1, the action lived up to the billing as East Bay United and SF United played each other to a 4-4 draw in an absolute barnburner. Sidney Kitchingham and Jackie Holman of SF United scored the first two in the first 10 minutes of the game before Angie St. Denis, Michelle Matta, and Nadia Barron Santiago scored three to put the hosts up by the 52nd minute. Myah Polzin scored again for EBU in the 66th after SF United had tied it through Micaela Chrisman, but a fourth United goal in the 89th from Rachel Prior minute ensured that both teams split the points.
U17 Boys Champions League
El Dorado Hills Soccer Club 2 – Diablo Valley Wolves 3
Saturday, 4/22 4:00 p.m. @ Oak Ridge High School – Turf
So far in the U17 Boys Champions League, no single side has managed to push themselves out in front of the rest of the pack. Currently Elk Grove Soccer lead the standings with seven points, but the Sacramento area club have played more matches than everyone else, including weekend opponents El Dorado Hills Soccer Club and Diablo Valley Wolves. EDHSC have won one match and lost another, while Diablo Valley have drawn both of their matches. For either, three points will push them right back into the thick of the action.
U15 Girls ECNL-RL
De Anza Force 0 – Stanislaus United SC 4
Stanislaus: Farmer (2), Alcala, Thongdee
Stanislaus United SC continued their perfect start to the season, traveling to De Anza Force to pick up a 4-0 win after a three-goal second half. Kylie Farmer scored on either side of halftime to put Stanislaus up 2-0 before goals from Valeria Alcala and Loriauna Thongdee capped off the result and sent the Central Californian side home with all three points.