Petaluma United U13 Girls Tsunami Wins President's Cup and
Are Going To Regionals!
Fresh from their NorCal State Cup (Diamond division) championship in February, the Petaluma United U13 Tsunami girls went on to win the CYSA CalNorth Presidents Cup in March. In doing so, they will represent Northern California in the US Youth Soccer Region IV (West) Presidents Cup in June. They will compete against Oregon, Washington and Idaho in the first round, and hope to advance to the latter rounds. In all, 12 western states will compete for the right to go to the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup in Greenville, SC in July.
Petaluma United U19 Boys - Norcal Winter League Champs!
The Petaluma United U19 Boys soccer team cinched the NorCal Winter League Silver Division Championship for the California North region with their final win against opponent Cal Blues on March 1st. The boys, under the direction of coach Tim Maycock, went undefeated for the season with 7 wins and 3 draws to earn the title. They defeated teams from Central Marin, Rocklin, Folsom, Rancho Cordova, and Petaluma. This is the second consecutive title for the team who also earned the Spring League Championship last May with their record of 8 wins, 1 tie, l loss.
Pictured from left to right (standing): Gravier (Tacho) Pacheco, Edwin Vargas, Tarwinder Purewal, Jorge Bermejo, Jason Yim, Simon Lindsay, Aki Daito, coach Tim Maycock and (kneeling): Irvinn Lopez, Evan Carey, Devin Braehmer, Luis Pacheco, Ben Seymour, and Max Crysdale; not pictured are Alex BenFarhat and Erick Mejia, Maurilio Lopez-Parra and Sam Falkenberg.
U15 Boys Clash Wins the CalNorth State President's Cup!
On May 5, 2013 in Elk Grove, CA, Petaluma United Clash U15 Boys soccer team took home the CalNorth State President's Cup trophy. They won the game 2-1 in double overtime on a golden goal! Coach Seth Campbell received a sack of potatoes as a clue that his team just qualified for the US Youth Soccer Far West Region IV President's Cup to be held on June 12-16, 2013 in Boise, Idaho!
What an accomplishment, as they are the first Petaluma United boys team to advance this far in the President's Cup. The Clash have worked hard all year to get to this point and are looking for financial backing to get their team to Idaho and represent Northern California. This is a unique opportunity and it is coming soon.
If you would like to help, please consider a tax deductible donation. Checks may be made to "Petaluma United". Please indicate "Boys U15 Clash" in the memo field and mail to P.O. Box 2043, Petaluma, CA 94953 or call Bryan Fisher at 707-338-3678.
Thanks and Go Clash! Make Northern California and Petaluma Proud!
Galaxy U11 Girls Win the Norcal Premier Bronze State Cup!
The Petaluma U11G Galaxy is a first year team from the Petaluma United Soccer Club and after competing in a number of summer tournaments, finished the season by winning the NorCal Premier Soccer Bronze Division State Cup Championship. The Galaxy players are Goalkeeper Abby Chamberlain, defenders Hannah Herman, Mikayla Keefer, Taya Llapitan, Emily Rose, midfielders Alex Urton, Emma Baswell, Paige Hulsman, Lauren Beels, strikers Ashley Casper and Emma Riley.
Petaluma Tide U13 Girls Win the Norcal Premier Bronze State Cup!
The Petaluma United U13G Tide FC won the Norcal Bronze Cup with a 4-0 victory over Davis in the final. It was a nice compliment to their Silver League Championship and was a fitting way to end the season. The Tide played creative, attacking soccer all the way through the tournament, scoring 36 goals in 9 games in many different ways. The team only surrendered 2 goals in the entire 9 game stretch, due to their organized, smothering defense and their commitment to possession soccer. All year the U12 girls not only showed their technique, desire and understanding of the game, but they also competed with class and humility, it was an outstanding season - great job girls!
U15G Attack Goes to Regionals!
After clinching the Northern California State Championship in the Presidents' Cup, the Petaluma Attack U15 Girls advanced to the Western Regionals in Denver. The team traveled to Denver in June to compete against teams from all over the Western U.S. In the first round of play, the Attack drew Group A: Nevada, Colorado, and Southern California. Although they did not advance to the final rounds, the Attack competed evenly with their opponents and enjoyed the high level of Presidents' Cup competition.
U12G Bulldogs Place 2nd in Association Cup
The Petaluma Bulldogs under-12 girls soccer team won five games and tied one to reach the finals of the Association Cup. The Bulldogs opened Cup play in a five-team bracket, beating the Madera Magic in the opening match, 5-0. Their second game against the Turlock Tornados ended in a scoreless tie despite several scoring opportunities for the Bulldogs. With tough teams in the bracket, games three and four became must-win games for the Bulldogs to advance. And they delivered. The Bulldogs beat Roseville Fury, a very technical Silver Elite team, 2-0, then beat the Placer Rocklin Inferno, 1-0, to clinch a quarterfinal berth.
In the quarterfinals, the Bulldogs beat a quick Hanford Cenzal Strikerz team, 3-0, to advance to the semifinals. The Bulldogs then faced a big, strong, physical Redding Misfit Renegades team and won, 1-0, earning its way to the finals. The stage was set for two unbeaten and unscored upon teams in the championship game. The Bulldogs and the Celtics from Clovis were the only two out of the 25 teams in the tournament that had not allowed a goal.
The final was a tough, physical, defensive battle as expected. The game was scoreless at the end of regulation, but in overtime, Clovis was given a short free kick after a called foul, which it converted into the game-winner. Final score: Clovis 1, Petaluma 0.