Roseville Avalanche, Eureka All Stars win District VI Cup crowns in soccer
The Roseville Avalanche girls soccer team capped an undefeated season by winning the Under-16 B Group in the District VI Cup.
The Avalanche scored 57 goals and allowed just 16 in going 8-0-2 in the regular season, then outscored four opponents 17-3 in rolling to the District VI Cup championship.
“Every player made the difference and rallied when needed,” coach Jose Silva said in an e-mail. “When teammates went down, the others picked it up. This is a very big accomplishment for these young ladies. It’s not an easy feat when every team is gunning for you.”
Avalanche team members included Julia Aslin, Teresa Boatman, Claire Branson, Morgan Cutter, Natalie Dahlstrom, Sydney Freeman, Madeline Furdek, Ashley Godtfredsen, Bailey Godtfredsen, Sarah Mazeedian, Emily Pearson, Kristina Perkins, Eliza Premo, Rylee Sagely, Sofia Silva, Sarah Swope, Cerina Vallejo and coaches Silva and Tim Furdek.
Eureka All-Stars win Bronze Commissioner’s Cup
The Eureka All Stars defeated a team from Rocklin 2-1 to capture the Under-11 Girls Bronze Commissioner’s Cup.
The All Stars used goals by six players and great defense to shut out teams from Grass Valley, Auburn and Folsom and advance to the final.
“It was a true team effort to win the cup,” coach Mark Goozen said.
The Eureka All Stars are Cameron Buck, Anika Chakrabarti, Olivia Cox, Emily Dedo, Emily Goozen, Emma Gordon, Kiley Hildebrandt, Rida Jan, Carly Krause, Aubrey Lauchner, Miriam Lebastchi, Grace Rodgers, Morgan Sheehan, Lexi Watson and coaches Colleen Buck, Mark Goozen and Rosella Kelly.
Tiggers second in U-12 girls ‘A’ Group
The Tiggers of Roseville allowed only one goal in their first three matches and went on to place second in the Under-12 A Group of the District VI Cup.
The Tiggers opened with a 2-1 victory over the Sheldon Toxic on goals by Madison Bozzo and Abby McDonough.
Coach John Elliott said his team played in a mud bowl.
“It had just poured down rain for an hour before our game,” he said in an e-mail.
The Roseville squad then defeated the Land Park Pirates 1-0 and the Citrus Heights Panthers 2-0. Brooke Dakin scored a goal in each match, and Sophia Appelbaum scored one.
The Tiggers lost to the Revolution of Natomas 2-0 in the championship match in West Sacramento. A diving save in goal by Cierra Cavanagh and great defense by Vivica Wenger helped the Tiggers hold the Revolution scoreless in the second half.
Youth football all-stars split two in Florida
Five youth football players from the Woodcreek Junior Timberwolves and one from the Roseville Junior Tigers competed with a team from Sacramento and Placer counties in two recent Youth Shrine Bowl games in Florida.
The local squad lost to an eighth-grade all-star team from Central Florida 27-26 and came back the next day to beat a Florida AAU eighth-grade all-star team 39-12.
Stone Smartt threw two touchdown passes in the win over Florida AAU and was named MVP of the game. Also, Camrion Davis made 15 tackles, including four for a loss of yardage and one sack. Noah Kravich had three catches for 70 yards, Ray Thomas played left tackle and tight end and had two receptions for 20 yards, and Marco Esquivel gained 40 yards in two carries. All play for the Junior Timberwolves.
Jay Razzano of Roseville had three carries for 20 yards. Marco Esquivel of Woodcreek was the head coach.
Garrett Chapman of Antelope scored a touchdown in the win.
Granite Bay climber is second at regional
Joseph Diaz was the runner-up at the USAC American Bouldering Series Regional Championships in Fremont and qualified for the Divisional Championships next month in Tigard, Ore.