January 21, 2009 > Divisional soccer play continues in HAAL
Divisional soccer play continues in HAAL
By Tony Cogley
Both boys and girls Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL) soccer teams saw a week full of divisional play, both good and bad.
The Hayward High boys were able to move up in the standings with a win over Mt. Eden, 5-1, on January 13, and a tie to Bishop O' Dowd, 0-0, on the following day. They now are in fifth place, just a game behind the Arroyo Dons.
Despite the loss to Hayward, the Mt. Eden boys ended their week with a win over San Leandro, 3-1, on January 15, where the Moran-Perez brothers, Alfredo and Daniel, combined for a goal and two assists.
Tennyson, fresh off their win over Moreau Catholic last week, lost both their games this week to Castro Valley, 5-1, and O' Dowd, 6-1. They remain in eighth place in the HAAL, just above the struggling Moreau Mariners, who lost both their games this week as well, and extended their losing streak to nine games. The Mariner boys suffered losses to San Lorenzo, 5-1, and Arroyo, 4-1.
The Moreau girls toughed out a big win over Arroyo on January 16, 2-1, after losing a nonconference game to Acalanes High, 1-0, on January 12, keeping them in eighth place in the HAAL; meanwhile, the Tennyson girls, currently in fifth place, continue to have their ups and downs, winning against Encinal High of Alameda, 2-0, on January 12, but then losing to O' Dowd, 6-0, on January 16.
The Hayward girls also split the week, keeping them in seventh place, with a win over Mt. Eden, 3-1, and a loss to O' Dowd the following day, 4-0. Mt. Eden remains winless for the season and lost their second of the week to San Leandro on January 16, 2-1.