NorCal NPL Matchday #4 Recap
Now that three matchdays have been completed, the NPL tables are starting to take shape. The top teams are breaking away from the pack, while some teams are already doing their best to stave off relegation. Whichever side of the table each team currently finds itself on, there’s plenty left to play for and an all-important three points at stake this weekend.
Here are your NPL games of the week:
U16 Boys NPL West
Monterey County Soccer ECFC Salinas 3 – Palo Alto SC 1
The early returns have been incredible so far for a Monterey County Soccer – ECFC Salinas side that currently boasts two wins from two games. The six points are impressive, yes, but what’s been more impressive is the manner those six points were earned in. MCS have scored 11 goals in their two games, while not allowing a single tally. Palo Alto SC have also played two games, scoring six goals, but have just three points to show for their efforts.
U14 Boys NPL North
9/18: Association Football Club – Central Valley Premier FC 6:00 p.m. @ Alden E. Oliver Sports Park
This matchup was postponed.
U14 Girls NPL 2 East
Mendocino County Soccer Academy 5 – Sacramento United 1
Mendocino: Theis (2), Damian, Huff, Dop
Seeking to keep their perfect league run going, Mendocino County Soccer Academy welcomed a tough Sacramento United side to Ukiah this past weekend and promptly put three goals past the visitors in the first half en route to a 5-1 victory. The hosts took the lead in just the 11th minute with Gabriella Damian scoring on a solo hustle play before Allie Huff and Lily Theis added goals to round out the first 40 minutes. MCSA furthered their lead in the 48th minute through Sole Dop before Theis added her second of the day in the 66th. Just before the final whistle blew, United’s Jada Ardoin put her side on the board.
U17 Girls NPL 1 West
MVLA 2 – San Francisco Elite Academy 0
MVLA: Shoennauer, Kohler
Despite facing tough competition, MVLA continued their winning ways Sunday, defeating Bay Area rivals San Francisco Elite Academy via a 2-0 scoreline. The hosts scored first in the 23rd minute when Kennedy Schoennauer took a feed from Charlotte Kohler for the eventual winning goal before Kohler sealed the result late with a strike of her own. The victory kept MVLA perfect with nine points from three games — only Pleasanton RAGE have kept pace with the Mountain View club so far.