November 11, 2011 > Fusion edges Rage in sudden death
Fusion edges Rage in sudden death
Article and photo by Franz Bruckner
This past weekend, the U-10 Newark Fusion won their quarter final game over the Pleasanton Rage with a stunning goal by Yesenia Guerrero in the second sudden death overtime period. After a scoreless 50 minutes, the two teams went to overtime. In the second 5-minute overtime, Guerrero took a pass from Emilee Ballard to score the winner! It was an exciting game with both teams having several opportunities to score.
Veronica Bruckner and Emilee Ballard had several solid shots but unable to score. The defense led by Jazel Cruz, Anna Flores, Alexis Martinez, and goalkeepers Adriana Delgado and Emilee Ballard, all played outstanding defense to keep Pleasanton scoreless. Cruz was a solid presence in the middle. The Fusion midfield played great too. Midfield was led by Francesca Buenrostro, Lauren Thorpe, Adriana Delgado, and Guerrero.
It was an all around great win. Fusion will play in the semifinals on November 19, facing the Walnut Creek Edge.