The Catastrophic and the Krusty Krab, two Davis U19 boys soccer teams, squared off in the regular-season finale on Saturday at Nugget Fields, with the Catastrophic prevailing 5-1.
The victors started off quickly when Nick Seban slotted a goal past the opposing keeper. Later in the half, a Christian Lautzenheiser blast found the back of the net to give the Krab its lone tally.
The contest saw spirited play by both teams, and included Catastrophic goals from Kevin Anderson, Matthew Mayr, Raunak Manandhar and Cormac McManis.
The Davis Los Azules, a U16 boys team, beat the Elk Grove Wanderers, 1-0, on Sunday.
Anirudh Ramakrishnan opened the local scoring early when he corralled a rebound off of a shot by Ryan Tinsley and put it away. Shots on goal by Tinsley, Otto Nichols, Rudy Campos, Barrett George and Murtaza Masroor kept the opposing keeper on his toes throughout the game.
On the other end of the field, good defense by Davis’ Bryant Murray, Ryan Quinn and Murtaza Masroor made goalie Thomas Oide’s job easier. When he needed to step up, Oide made a save.
Strong midfield work by Juan Pablo Almanza, Will Stukas and Caleb McYates sealed the Los Azules win.
The Davis Hurricanes, a U10 boys team, blanked the Concord United, 8-0, on Saturday.
The Hurricanes scoring started when Keane Deas found the net, followed by Cole Robben’s goal. In the second period, the trio of Josh Faith, Sam Koenig and Deas kept up a nearly constant offensive pressure, with Faith scoring once and Deas finding the net two more times.
Meanwhile, strong defensive efforts from Davis’ Lyle Hahn, Lucas Crawford, Colin Walsh and goalie Jason Inouye left few opportunities for the United.
Taking a 5-0 lead into the second half, the Hurricanes kept the United off the board while adding three additional goals.
The Davis Warning, a U12 girls soccer team, defeated a tough Concord squad, 5-1, last weekend.
In the first half, Davis’ Sasha Ballowe could not be stopped as she netted three goals. Later, Fiona Strachen-Payne’s tally off a corner kick assist from Lindsey Vernau gave the locals a 4-0 halftime advantage.
Vernau finished with four assists, including one to Gia Fanucchi, who completed the Warning scoring 9:48 into the second half. Angela Herrera also added an assist for Davis.
The local effort was bolstered by stellar midfield play from Abigail Johnson and Delaney Seward, and lockdown defense from Averi Brayton, Meghan Eisenman and Leah Pinto. Warning goalie Alondra Arambula preserved the shutout with several great saves.
The Davis Domination, a U12 girls team, sent Pleasant Hill home with a 3-1 loss on Saturday.
In the opening half, a long-range goal from Chella Grattet gave the locals the 1-0 lead.
The Davis attack continued in the second half with offensive pressure from Claire Duisenberg, Alissa Casillas and Mitchelle Atungulu leading to goals from Laurel Krovetz and Lucia Ferrer.
Domination’s defenders Claire Stevens, Allison Ayers and Caroline Duncan kept PH at bay with the help of goalkeepers Julia Albertson and Sara Ludden, who were perfect until a late goal came when the game already was decided.