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January 11, 2011 > Prep soccer rundown

Prep soccer rundown

By Sida Lu and Giovanni Albanese Jr.
Photo by Mike Heightchew

Girls soccer teams in both the Mission Valley Athletic League and the Hayward Area Athletic League resumed their season on Jan. 4 and Jan. 5 respectively, coming off of a winter break featuring the Tri-Valley Classic tournament.

Tuesday, Jan. 4
American came into their match against Washington refocused and ready to play, coming off of their recent defeat to Arroyo. After a series of back and forth goals, American pulled ahead and its defense held long enough to fend off the Washington Huskies, 4-3. Kennedy traveled to Irvington in hopes of earning their first league victory but was instead shutout, 2-0. Irvington's goals were by Heidi Moreno and Stephanie Lloyd, both of which were assisted by Melissa Heaton. Goalie Kimberly McLaughlin had two saves to help the Kennedy Titans complete the shutout. Mission San Jose met rival Newark Memorial and got the upperhand on the Cougars with a 2-0 victory. Kristin Moyer and Lica Monobe both scored for the Warriors, with Taylor Jackson picking up the assist. Taygan Grundy and Kylie Moltzen split the goaltending duties with 40 minutes each, saving a total of seven shots.

Thursday, Jan. 6
Newark Memorial faced Washington at Washington for their next test and was able to quickly pounce on a lethargic Huskies team and erupted for the early 4-0 lead. In the second half, however, the Huskies woke up and battled back, scoring three goals but ultimately falling short in their rally, 4-3. Kennedy continued its quest for first league victory-- this time at Logan. Once again, the Titans fell short and were unable to get on the scoreboard against the Colts, losing 4-0. Irvington hosted the American Eagles but was able to derail the Eagles offense behind seven plays from their goalie, Kimberly Mclaughlin. Heidi Moreno and Shayla Funk scored the two goals for the Vikings, with Sarah Hardin and Melissa Heaton assisting. Logan stands upon the MVAL(3-0-0) with Mission San Jose (2-0-1) and Irvington (2-1-0) close behind.

Wednesday, Jan. 5
Arroyo was buoyed by its six game win streak as it hosted Mt. Eden and was ultimately able to extend its streak to seven with a 3-0 victory. Redwood Christian traveled to Concord to play the Ygnacio Valley Warriors in a nonleague bout but forgot to bring their offense as the Redwood Christian Eagles were shutout, 3-0. Castro Valley dismantled Tennyson, scoring two goals in each half for a 4-0 victory. Moreau Catholic matched up against San Leandro but went 0-12 in shots and lost 3-0, despite their goalie having 18 saves. San Leandro's Camille Watson and Jaime Turrentine scored the three goals for San Leandro and had each had an assist.

Friday, Jan. 7
Arroyo traveled into Oakland to face Bishop O'Dowd but was promptly shut down offensively and defensively as they allowed five goals (four in the first half alone) and scored none of their own. This ended Arroyo's seven game win streak. Mt. Eden played league-winless Tennyson and demonstrated their scoring ability with five total goals and a 5-2 victory. San Leandro played Hayward and battled to a 2-2 tie. The next day, Tennyson's woes continued as it lost a non-league match against Concord's Mt. Diablo. Arroyo leads the HAAL, with Castro Valley and Bishop O'Dowd creeping up the standings.

And as for the boys soccer scene on Jan. 4, in HAAL action, Bishop O'Dowd dropped Moreau Catholic, 2-0, Arroyo and Mt. Eden played to a scoreless draw, Hayward topped San Lorenzo, 2-1, and Castro Valley downed Tennyson, 3-1.

In the only match on Jan. 5, Milpitas blew away Cupertino, 4-1, in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League match. HAAL had a couple games on Jan. 6, with Mt. Eden downing Tennyson, 3-1, and Hayward one-upping San Leandro, 2-1.

In the final day of action for the week, on Jan. 7, Mt. Eden won its second straight with a 5-1 triumph over Moreau Catholic; Milpitas put up another four in a 4-0 road win over Lynbrook; and in MVAL action, Kennedy and Washington had a scoreless match, Newark downed Irvington, 2-0, and James Logan rolled over Mission San Jose, 4-0.

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