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U17 Girls 2019 NorCal State Cup Quarterfinals Recap

U17 GIRLS STATE QUARTERFINAL A
4/28Vision Academy
3-2
San Ramon NPL
Despite coming in as the defending champions, Vision Academy started the game on their back foot after San Ramon FC hit the crossbar early and then scored the opening goal via a Brenna Madruga strike in the 37th minute. But Vision’s Emma Vane tied things up in the 41st minute before Skylar Blaise put Vision up in the 53rd and Sofia Martin scored the eventual winner in the 65th. San Ramon’s Ashley Arno made things interesting by pulling a goal back in the 77th minute, but an equalizer would never come.
U17 GIRLS STATE QUARTERFINAL B
4/28EBU Bay Oaks Gold
1-0
Clovis Crossfire NPL
Seventeen minutes from time, this match was decided as East Bay United’s Jihae Oh scored for what proved to be the only goal of the game against Clovis Crossfire. Despite both teams coming close to scoring for much of regular time, only Oh could hit to the back of the net in a result that moved EBU onto the semifinals.
U17 GIRLS STATE QUARTERFINAL C
4/28Elk Grove Soccer
1-3
Marin FC Blue
Despite Elk Grove Soccer coming out on top of Marin FC in their Champions League match earlier this season, it was Marin FC who would finish as the victors in this State Cup quarterfinal match. Marin scored first as Abigail Dillon hit the back of the net in just the seventh minute of the game, only for Elk Grove’s Kassandra Ceja to equalize just 13 minutes later. But goals from Marin’s Shannon Watridge and Margaret Altman saw the North Bay side head into the quarterfinals while Elk Grove bowed out.
U17 GIRLS STATE QUARTERFINAL D
4/28California Odyssey
0-1
Placer United NPL
With both sides looking towards the State Cup after disappointing league seasons, Placer United ended up on top of this clash, heading into the semifinals at the expense of California Odyssey. The match came down to one moment of difference: a 20th minute strike from Placer’s Sydney Johnson, who sent her side to the next round.