NPL Matchday #3
With the recent announcement that several NorCal clubs have earned the elevated status of an NPL Club on either the full or provisional basis, one club is in action in our games of the week, while all will be facing off in matches all across the state. With just over a month left of NPL play, crunch time begins now.
Here are your NPL games of the week:
U16 Girls ECNL-RL
Allstars United 3 – Bay Area Surf 1
Allstars: Haitz, Kapasi, Spendlove
Allstars United continued their unbeaten start to their season Friday night with a 3-1 victory over visiting Bay Area Surf. The hosts scored early and often, with Sofia Haitz, Anika Kapasi, and Keatyn Spendlove each hitting the back of the net in the first 15 minutes to put the game away from the beginning. Bay Area were able to get one back in the 23rd minute, but that would conclude the scoring on the night for both teams.
U14 Girls ECNL-RL
San Juan South 0 – Stanislaus United 1
Friday, 4/14 7:00 p.m. @ St. Mary’s High School – Football/Soccer Field
This Central Valley matchup between potential title winners sees two squads who haven’t played many matches face off Friday night. Stanislaus United played their first game of the U14 Girls ECNL-RL last month, drawing Almaden 1-1 at home. Meanwhile, San Juan South are opening their season by hosting Stanislaus.
U14 Boys Champions League
Woodside SC 4 – Modesto Ajax United 0
Woodside: Stuart (3), Mukherjee
Facing a tough Modesto Ajax United side, Woodside SC continued their perfect start to the season with a resounding 4-0 victory this past weekend. While the match went into halftime scoreless, Skyler Stuart scored an early second half hat trick before Merrick Mukherjee hit the back of the net late to cap the action. Woodside’s Drew Byrnes also stood out in the match, providing two assists to help his side earn all three points.
U15 Boys Champions League
Stanford SC 4 – Burlingame SC 2
Saturday, 4/15 12:00 p.m. @ Mayfield Soccer Complex – Mayfield North
Hosts Stanford SC enter their weekend matchup against Burlingame SC six points off the top of the U15 Boys Champions League lead, but with two games in hand. In order to catch up to first-place Diablo Valley Futbol Club, Stanford will need all three points against a Burlingame side that’s winless in two matches.