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NorCal NPL Match Day #13 Recap

The pair of featured Champions League matches from Match Day #12 this past weekend didn’t disappoint, with goals and drama aplenty. The U-14 girls match-up between MVLA and Placer United went down to the wire, while the boys game, between Atletico Santa Rosa and El Camino Galaxy featured a barrage of goals.
Footage provided by Chris Dieter
3/25Atletico Santa Rosa
EC Salinas Galaxy
Mojica 2, Soto, RangelAyon, Montano
This game could have gone either way, as the sides stood deadlocked at the half with a 2-2 scoreline. Ivan Mojica had earlier put Atletico Santa Rosa up by two with a pair of strikes, but late in the first half, Jerry Ayon and Abraham Montano tied it for the Galaxy. A well-struck volley from Alan Soto and a header that went just over the line from Genaro Rangel sealed the deal for Santa Rosa, whose seven points have them just two off the San Jose Earthquakes for the boys U-16 Champions League lead.
Placer United
In a back-and-forth matchup, MVLA were able to pick up the full three points thanks to a headed goal from Kaela Marsheck in just the 31st minute of the first half. Sistine Noel sent in the ball on a corner kick that would eventually prove the difference in MVLA improving their record to 2-1 on the season. They currently stand just three points back of first-place PSV Union, while Placer United remains tied with three other teams for third place with three points.