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March 23, 2012 > Newark Soccer Cup

Newark Soccer Cup

Submitted By Franz Bruckner
Photos By Courtesy of Candice Tubera and Laura Sanchez

The Newark Soccer Club, in conjunction with the Newark Unified school District held their 23rd annual "Newark Cup" soccer tournament March 3-4; consolation games March 7 and the Final match, March 9. This annual tournament is between all eight Newark elementary schools divided into two groups of four. Each team within each group plays one another; the top two point getters of each group play for the championship. Second place finishers in each group play for the Consolation match. Both the Championship and Consolation matches were played under the lights at Newark Memorial High School.

This year's girls final was a rematch between Lincoln School and Snow School (both Lincoln and Snow have made the final the past three years). It was a very exciting and close game. After a scoreless regulation game, the match went into sudden death overtime. Snow had a couple of chances to convert, but were unlucky. In the second overtime, Kristin Bauman of Lincoln scored the game's only goal to secure the Championship for Lincoln for the second year in a row.

Goal keeper Monserat Roa recorded the shutout for Lincoln. In addition, Laura Fuentes, Ariana Tubera, Monseratt Roa, Marisela Suarez, Davis Larson, Jenny Amezquita, Esther Mendoza, Isabela Garcia, Eva Obando, Nancy Ruis, Leslie Santos, Alexsis Guzman, Ariana Jackson, Talia Torres, Taylor Pandor, Jocelyn Polk, and Rachel Bruckner all played well for Lincoln.

Hannah Gamez, Lisette Mason, Natalia Sanchez, Elizabeth Salazar, Kailey Alcosiba, Samantha Zarate, Marissa Ferreira and Samantha Ocegueda all played well for Snow. It was a well played game, and both teams deserve a lot of credit.

The Boy's final pitted Graham School against Snow School. Graham won a hard-fought match 3-0 powered on two goals by Sergio Corral. Jesus Esparza tallied the other goal for Graham. Goal keeper Jorge Sandoval and defenders Helmer De la Pena, Tony Martinez, and Manny Bautista all played well for Graham, as did midfielders Ivan De la Pena, Sebastian Martinez, Adrian Martinez, Alejandro Chavez, and David Rodriguez, and Forward Emmanual Franco. In addition, Kenny Vargus, Brian Sanchez, Idress Latifzada, Adrian Martinez, Aldo Maciel, Marco Fuentes, Humberto Salas, Everardo Vera, and Zakir Nasser played well for Graham.

In the Consolation game for the girls, it was Schilling edging out Graham 1-0. For Schilling, Christina and Priscilla Alvarez played well as did Samantha Guitterrez, Alexsis Landa, Adriana Flores, and Citlali.

For Graham, April Estrada, Mariah Morris, Christina Vargas, Elizabeth Pena, Leslie Sanchez, Dezerey Grisso-Anderson, Sonia Pirzad, Saptna Singh, Miranda Vivensi, Annalise Ceja, Brianna Vargus, Janessa Machan, Melissa Martinez, Angie Vera, Jasmine Potts, and Princess Fai all played well.

In the boys Consolation match, Kennedy fell to Schilling 5-1. Eric Barajas and Fernando Lerme led the scoring for Schilling. In addition, Alex Gomez, Alexsis Escobedo, Alfredo Curiel, Daniel Gonzales, Darnel Bautista, Georgie Medrano, Isiah green, John Richard, Jose Ruvuelta, Juan Navarro, Juventino Arciga, Leo Leon, and Mario Ochoa all played well for Schilling. In addition, Goal Keeper Salvador Flores had a great game in goal.

For Kennedy, Joshua Santillan played very well, and scored a goal. In addition, Miles Brandon, and London Lombana both played well for Kennedy.

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