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Manteca FC Flash stuns higher-ranked opponents
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The Manteca Futbol Club Flash under-12 girls soccer team might not have a flashy Northern California ranking, but that could soon change.

The Flash dispatched three higher-ranked opponents in route to the Soccer by the Bay Tournament championship, including Northern California’s 16th-ranked club, the 49er United SC Shooting Stars.

MFC topped the Shooting Stars of Auburn in the final, 2-1, completing its perfect run over the weekend.

The Flash, ranked 80th in Northern California, according to, clinched a championship round appearance with resounding victories over the DeAnza Force (4-0), San Carlos United SC Waves Blue (2-1) and the Santa Rosa United Thunder (3-1).

San Carlos and Santa Rosa are ranked nos. 21 and 23, respectively, in the Northern California rankings.