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November 12, 2010 > Aftershocks head to CSL Silver

Aftershocks head to CSL Silver

Submitted By coach Terry Dalziel

95 Mission Valley United Aftershocks, a Fremont-based girls travel soccer team, finished the fall league play this past weekend finishing in second place in the Cal Soccer League Bronze Division. The team will be advancing up to the Silver division of the Cal Soccer League beginning next season. MVU had a great season finishing league play with a 6-1-3 record.

On Friday, Nov. 5, Aftershocks played a makeup game against Almaden Valley Extreme. Needing a result to get points, the team played to a scoreless draw in a hard-fought game and secured a much-needed point.

Then a day later on Saturday, Nov. 6, MVU played Palo Alto Wolf Pack. If MVU won they would be tied for first with the Wolf Pack. Playing on a muddy field, United took the lead with about 15 minutes remaining in the game. Raylene Gould scored the go-ahead goal from a free kick, placing a nice kick over the wall and into the goal, from about 20 yards out. With about three minutes left in the game, the Wolf Pack scored to tie the game and end in a 1-1 draw.

Sunday, Nov. 7, MVU needed a win to secure second place in league play. They fell behind midway through the first half, but with determination and pride, they fought back and with one minute to go in the half they knotted the score at 1-1. Raylene Gould placed a ball perfectly into the box from the corner and Dinaz Bamji placed it in the back of the net.

Second half action was dominated by MVU. Kallion Heng won the ball on the right side of the field and made a great pass to a sprinting Monica Dunn down the right side. Dunn beat her defender and placed the ball in the net from the right side to give MVU the lead.

Gould secured the win with a nice goal scored on a cross from Kendra Maclure and assist from Mayron Mulugeta to give MVU a 3-1 victory and second place in league. Jessica McNair played outstanding in the MVU goal all season, including Sunday to help the team achieve the high standing.

Tessa Grezdo, Sophia Law, Allie Medeiros, Priya Sundaresan, Katelyn Elliot and Aashna Upadhyay all had an outstanding season.

This was a breakout season for the 95 MVU girls, being only their third year together. In that time, MVU improved from two wins in the first year, to eight last year, up to 20 wins in 2010 (20-9-13 overall). Their hard work and dedication paid off of for them.

Aftershocks has translated those giant strides into results, finishing second in league; first in the Magic Cup tournament; a finalist in the D2 spring league cup; third in the Fremont Kick or Treat Tournament; and third in the District 2 Cup.

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