U9/U10 #NorCalStateCup Finals Recap
Seventy-one different titles were handed out Sunday as the U9 and U10 NorCal Premier Soccer State Cup concluded with final match at River Islands Sports Complex in Lathrop.
What started as a field of 582 teams was whittled down to just 142 before Sunday’s matchups after nearly 2,000 matches were played from the beginning of the group stages in August to November’s finals.
Overall, 133 clubs participated in the competition, but only three different entities lifted the title in the State division to earn the right to call themselves State champions.
CV Futbol Academy did the double on the day, winning both the U9 and U10 boys titles, with the U10 side repeating their championship from the previous year.
Meanwhile, on the girls side, Mustang SC captured the U9 trophy, while San Juan SC stayed on top for the second year running.
All brackets and results for every division can be found here.
Here are your State division recaps:
|U9 Boys State Final|
|11/13||CV Futbol Academy||ECFC Salinas|
|In a back-and-forth final, ECFC Salinas scored just five minutes into the match to take a 1-0 lead when Gael Reyes-Matias slotted home the ball at the near post. Both Salinas and CV Futbol Academy then came close to scoring for the second time before CV's Sergio Valencia stepped up to provide two moments of brilliance to propel his squad to the title. Valencia scored in the 27th and 38th minute to help his side come back in dramatic fashion for the U9 Boys State Cup championship.|
|U9 Girls State Final|
|11/13||Mustang SC||Santa Clara Sporting|
|In a match that entered the break level at 1-1, Mustang SC erupted with a four goals second period to claim the U9 Girls State Cup title. Shea Lofy and Kennedy Overton each scored a brace for the Danville side. Six minutes from time, Alivia Vella bagged the fifth goal of the match to seal the victory. Ella Qiu provided Santa Clara Sporting's lone strike, scoring just before halftime.|
|U10 Boys State Final|
|11/13||FC Fresno Academy||CV Futbol Academy|
|CV Futbol Academy headed into the U10 Boys State Cup final looking to defend their title from the previous season. And they were dealt a blow early when FC Fresno Academy scored in just the 12th minute of the match to take a 1-0 lead. However, by the break, the scoreline read 2-1 CV as Carter Derose scored a brace before Cesar Cisineros hit the back of the net in the 36th minute to close out the victory.|
|U10 Girls State Final|
|11/13||San Juan SC||Roseville Premier|
|San Juan SC captured their second straight State Cup title thanks to a 4-1 victory over Roseville Premier Sunday in Lathrop. Four different goal scorers did the damage for San Juan as Sydney Outslay, Nora Kuzmich, Kelsey Cheatham, and Kamryn Layman all struck to put the game away before Lillian Bradley pulled one back for Roseville Premier late.|