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Youth soccer: Canaries capture a championship

May 11, 2011 |

Tarin McMorrow dribbles down the field for the  Davis Hericanes, a U12 team that took third place at a recent tournament in Concord. Courtesy photo

The Davis Canaries, a U19 girls soccer team, took the title on Sunday at the select tournament in Davis.

In their first game, the Canaries lost, 2-1, to the Davis Aloha with Lisa Bell scoring their only goal.

But the Canaries bounced back to beat Antelope, 4-0, in Game 2. Elise Adams, Chessie Bell, Lisa Bell and Miriam Bell scored the goals for Davis, while Katie Engel and Sydnie Saechow contributed assists.

In the semifinal game on Sunday, the Canaries shut out a team from Concord, 4-0. Davis’ Malia Fujisawa, Gretchen Huston, Lisa Bell and Adams had goals on assists by Lisa Bell, Miriam Bell and Fujisawa.

Mount Diablo was the Canaries’ opponent in the finals and the defensive battle saw Engel provided the game’s only goal in a 1-0 Davis victory. That attack developed because of the strong passing of Lisa Bell and Miriam Bell.

Alert play of Canaries’ keepers — Sammy Houck, Meredith Conrad-Forest and Chessie Bell — along with relentless pursuit from Erin Leary, Megan Bacchini, Maddie Yeaman, Elizabeth Lawson, Esther Wu, Linda Wogulis and Dee Milbrodt helped Davis finished the tournament with three consecutive shutout.


The Davis Dynamite,a U12 girls team, finished fourth at the Select Area 2C/2D Tournament in Concord last weekend.

In their first game, the Dynamite defeated the Pleasant Hill Galaxy, 2-1, behind a pair of goals from Aliya Hirzy and an assist by Julia Kelsch.

Davis won its second game, 1-0, against a tough Walnut Creek Fire squad. Sophia Sears scored the lone goal of the contest, with help from Addie O’Hanlon and Sophie Marie. Dynamite players Emily Talbert, Bryn Wieking and Willa Moffatt dominated in midfield, while Mary-Camille Lovely, Julia Lovely and Anna Riesenberg led the defense.

In the semifinals, Dynamite fell to the Mount Diablo Vortex, 3-0, despite several saves by Sears in front of the Davis goal.

The consolation match featured a pair of Davis teams as the Dynamite and Hericanes played to a 1-1 tie in regulation, then went to penalty kicks after tying 2-2 at the end of overtime. Kelsch and Riesenberg had goals in regular play for the Dynamite, who lost in the shootout.


The Davis Hericanes, a U12 girls team, finished third out at the Concord tournament, after winning the consolation game over the Dynamite.

The Hericanes’ two goals before the shootout came from Hanna Bretschnieder and Alex Diamant, before they won 3-2 in PKs.

In their first game of the tournament, the Hericanes played the Pleasant Hill United to a 1-1 draw. Diamant scored Davis’ only goal late in the fourth quarter, while Stephanie Milbrodt, Tarin McMorrow, Bretschneider, Ava Burr, Juliet Sanders and McKenna Chupka thwarted numerous Pleasant Hill runs and Darby Maguire and Kelly Zheng excelled in goal.

Davis won its second game, 2-0, against the Concord Ambush. Annika Streeb put the Hericanes on the board first, off an assist by Nicola Goldstein, before Maguire tallied the second goal after a Bretschneider setup.

Next, a semifinal matchup against the PHMSA Rush was a 0-0 draw through regulation. The Hericanes lost the shootout 3-2, to set up the consolation match against the Dynamite.


The Davis Voodoo, a U12 girls team, competed at the Davis select tournament  last weekend.

In Game 1, Davis fell to the Mount Diablo Extreme, 2-1, despite an early goal by Kelly Ostrom, with Paxson Danzer providing the assist. Isabella Ainsworth played well in midfield with Laura Young leading the defensive efforts. Kate Honig and Sarah Zaragoza-Smith supported the team with strong passing.

In the second game, the Voodoo lost a, 1-0, defensive struggle against the Pleasant Hill Rush despite tenacious play from J.J. Alali and Sarah Thompson in goal. Taylor Kitchen, Jasmine Brayton, Grace Mariano and Bailey Ringer led the offensive effort.


The Davis Azzurri, a U12 girls team, went 2-0 last weekend in league play.

First, in a morning matchup, Davis beat the Placer United Shock, 4-1. Gaby Herrera led the scoring with a hat trick, while Tiffany Miras contributed one goal. Julia Curtis and Hunter Petracek each had an assist.

Azzurri then shut out the Sac United Extreme team, 4-0, that afternoon. Miras, Curtis and Hunter Petracek had goals, while Peyton Petracek posted an assist. Davis keeper Nicole Pugh contributed to the win with strong play, while Monet Lopez and Emily Marquez led defense.


The Davis Legacy Stampede, a U10 girls team, beat the North Bay FC Elite, 7-0, at Solano Community College last Saturday.

In the first half, Lily Byrne, Sophia Karperos, Yasmeen Dmeiri and Adeline Umphress each had a goal for Davis, while Karperos also posted an assist.

Kaitlyn McElhern started off the Stampede scoring in the second half, quickly making it 5-0. Anne Ayotte and Grace Carlson scored the last two goals for Davis with McKenna Lutzker adding an assist. Emily Speakman and Sydney Moore played well on offense and defense in the impressive win.

Chaos United

The Davis Chaos United, a U19 boys team, won titles last past two weekends at the Pacifica Fog Classic and the Area 2C/2D Select Tournament.

In their first game at Pacifica, the United beat the Davis Gold, 4-2. Eli Siegel and Tomas Gepts each had two goals for the winners with Gepts, Ben Slavich, Andrew Krouse and Ricky Bunch posting assists.

The United then defeated the Palo Alto Typhoon, 3-0, with goals by Alex Rendahl, Gepts and Krouse. Luke Hampton, Nassim Lemseffer and Siegel each contributed assists in the victory.

Next, Davis beat the Concord Invasion, 2-1, with goals by Siegel and Eamon Wuertz to set up a championship match against Concord FC. There, Gepts scored twice  and Siegel found the net once to clinch the title with a 3-0 win.

In the Area 2C/2D Select Tournament,  the United won their first game against Winters, 4-0, with Slavich posting hat trick and Wuertz scored a goal to go with an assist. Max Spector, Ricky Bunch and Krouse also had assists.

Davis beat Antelope, 3-0, next. Goals were scored by Slavich, Krouse and Forrest Mainini with assists from Gepts and Siegel. Cameron Smith then added an assist in a 2-0 win over Pleasant Hill Martinez.

United won the championship match, 5-3, over the Concord Invasion with Tom Nolan scoring a goal. Defensive players Max Spector, Kyle Tibor, Connor Wuertz, Ricky Bunch, Joshua Robinson and keeper Sam Van Der List combined to lead Davis to five shutouts in the two tournament games.


The Davis Mojo, a U14 boys team, earned second place at the select tournament in Davis last weekend.

The Mojo first defeated the Mt. Diablo Diablos in strong fashion, 4-1, then knocked out their cross-town rivals the Davis Inferno, 2-1, in a challenging match. Winters,went down 5-0 in the semifinals and Davis finally fell, 3-2, to Stockton in the championship game.

Raunak Manandhar led the overall scoring with six goals, while Kaleb McYates had four. Alec Farboud, Jay Kraft, Liam Mayr, Avery Krovetz, and Rohan Mohapatra played inspired defense. Kraft, Murtaza Khan and Nathan Leyva also posted assists, while Thomas Oide contributed a goal.

Royal Arsenal

The Davis Legacy Royal Arsenal, a U14 boys team, shut out the El Dorado Crew, 1-0, last weekend.

After a scoreless first half, Francis Avoce fed the ball to Pablo Guarnizo who scored the only goal of the game.

Davis defenders Daniel Perez, Thomas Lloyd, Kyle Fix and Chris Marelich worked with keeper Javi Nieves to stymie the Crew’s offense. Meanwhile, Royal Arsenal forwards Matt Cheung, Elgin Lovell and Ethan Hessl kept El Dorado’s defense busy, and midfielders Ethan Liederman, Jacob Comingore, Kyle Gold and Sebastian Gonzales also played well.

AC Milan

The Davis AC Milan, a U13 boys team, defeated the Cal Odyssey Red, 3-2, on Saturday.

Cameron Peuse started off the scoring for AC Milan then, after two quick gals by the Odyssey Red, Ricky Gonzalez scored the equalizer off an assist from Roberto Morales.

Davis’ Matteo Sorrentino eventually put in the winning goal, minutes before the end. Roberto Ortiz stopped numerous shots in front of the AC Milan goal, while Kyle Cuvelier and Dan Shuman played relentless defense.


The Davis Explosion, a U10 boys team, took second in the 2011 Select Area 2C/@d tournament last weekend in Concord, one week after winning the Pacific Fog Classic.

In their first game in Concord, the Explosion beat the Pleasant Hill Nitrous, 5-0, with Diego Sedillo and Aiden Doms netting two goals each, with support from the smothering defense of Noah Crawford and Matthew Haass.

Next, Davis beat the Mount Diablo United, 4-1. Doms and Carson Quick each had two goals in the win, while Sedillo and Mathew Lloyd helped their offensive efforts.

In the semifinals, Davis beat the Concord Rampage, 4-1, with Quick scoring all of Explosion’s goals. Evan Deas and Nick Paciulla contributed to the win, providing nearly impenetrable goalie work.

The Explosion lost to the Pleasant Hill Intruders, 5-2, in the championship match. Doms and Deas contributed goals, with Crawford and Quick setting them up.

Last weekend, Davis won a championship at the Pacifica Fog Classic.

In Game 1, the Explosion shut out the Pleasant Hill Spartans, 5-0, behind a hat trick by Quick. Noah Crawford’s strong defense was key in the next game, a 2-2 with the Mount Diablo United.

Davis beat the Mountain View Blue Fire, 4-0, in the semifinals behind two strong Doms goals and Erick Canchola’s goalkeeping. Explosion then defeated the Pleasant Hill Intruders, 3-1, to clinch the title.



Enterprise staff

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