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September 23, 2011 > Newark teams find success on soccer field

Newark teams find success on soccer field

Submitted By Franz Bruckner

U-10 Newark Fusion notch win over Bay Oaks

The Newark Fusion, an under-10 girls competitive team defeated Bay Oaks in league play by the score of 2-1. After a scoreless first half, Jazel Cruz put Fusion on the board after taking a double pass from Veronica Bruckner and Jesenia. Bay Oaks then tied the score, before Bruckner scored the winner with seconds remaining in the game. It was a great team effort. Emilee Ballard was solid in goal making several outstanding saves. The defense led by Anika Chakrabarty Alexis Martinez, and Adriana Delgado were solid, as was midfielder Francesca Buenrostro.

Fusion also had games against Castro Valley, were Lauren Thorpe and Ana Flores played very well in defense. Fusion will face MVU from Fremont in their next game.

U-11 Newark Fire win first two league games

Newark Fire opened the 2011 league season this past weekend with victories over Benicia (4-2) and the Berkeley ACC Mavericks (2-1). Against Benicia, Isabella Alvarellos scored with an assist from Sarah Lagan, while Hannah Gamez chipped in with two goals to lead Newark. Angelique Valenzuela completed the scoring for Newark. Liz Masson played well in goal, while Sam Ocegueda led the defense in the Newark win.

Valenzuela scored both goals in the second game to lead Newark past the Mavericks. After a 0-0 half-time score, Valenzuela took a pass from Alvarellos to put Newark up 1-0. A few minutes later, Valenzuela increased the lead to 2-0 when she converted a pass from Aracelli Hinojosa. Goal Keeper Bri Motta played great in the first half while midfielders Rachel Bruckner, Lis Mason, and Hannah Gamez all played well for Newark.

Fire's next game is against Palo Alto for their State Cup opener.

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