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Mantecans help Fireballs reach NorCal semifinals
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DANVILLE — Tracy Futbol Club’s U-12 Fireballs played the quarter final game for Nor Cal State Cup over the weekend at the Mustang Sports Complex.

Due to injuries, the Fireballs took the field with 10 players, but still came away with a 1-0 win while dominating the Mustangs.

Defenders Shayla Simonich, Cristina Suarez, Jasmine Basuil and Miriah Jeffery were praised by coaches for their amazing defense. They only let two runs get by them the whole game while giving the Mustangs two shots on goal, with Taylor Boren making two beautiful saves.

Forward Bella Cardenas had score for the Fireballs assisted by Alexis Phillips. Tiffani Edwards was credited for putting pressure up front, causing break away after break away. Iris Cruz and Carsyn Hoodendorn played tough in the middle.

Exhausted, the Fireballs went to the semifinals on Sunday morning, losing to the unbeaten Mill Valley Rockers.

The young players from Manteca and Tracy did all they could in a tough situation, playing without subs due to shortage of players.

Some of the members of the Fireballs will be playing indoor soccer in Manteca.

The team will be having tryouts in February.

For more information, log on to Those having difficulty accessing the website can also click on to the Tracy Futbol club web site under teams.

MASL Scorpions
The Manteca Area Soccer League Scorpions won their two contests in the under-10 Founder’s Cup tournament in Livermore Saturday.

Gino Campiotto and Aron Navarrette scorched the nets in both games, first with Campiotti’s hat trick in a 6-3 victory over the San Ramon Warriors.

Navarrette added two goals, Josh Vega had one and Kyle Rachels kept the team ahead with saves at goal.

It was Navarrette’s turn to strike for three goals, as he led the Scoprions’ 3-1 win against the Alameda Barracudas. Isaias Mata, Kyle Dorland and Campiotti each recorded an assist.

Cody Niford, Benebevo Franco Jr., Leonardo Morales and Vega played well on defense. Joshua Craighead, Leonardo Hurtado and Esteban Castro contributed support to the attacking line.