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Newcastle captures tourney crown in Reno
Manteca FCs under-12 girls Newcastle claimed the Fall Friendship Tournament in Reno this past weekend, doing so in the under-13 bracket. - photo by Photo Contributed

The Manteca Futbol Club’s under-12 Newcastle soccer team captured the 2011 Fall Friendship Tournament title, defeating the Carson FC Wolfpack in Reno, 1-0.

It was another championship for the highly-ranked squad led by Annika Bergstrand, Linnea Natale, Nathalie Munguia, Kelsey Hill, Mia Villegas and goalies Andrea Eusebio and Marcella Salyer.

Newcastle went 4-0 over the weekend, opening with a 4-0 win over Sage FC Chili Peppers.

Alexis Vilarino, Dayanna Hernandez, Lejla Pepic, Daisey Galindo and Faith Chavez put their stamp on the victory.

They also helped trounce the Spanish Springs Jaguars, 7-0, with strikers Maddie Cuculich and Mia Cazel leading the way.

In the semifinals, Manteca blanked the Sagebrush SC Gunners, 3-0.

Newcastle played the tournament in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, sporting pink socks.

They’ll continue to wear the pink socks throughout the month.

Kaercher Fall League

Rangers 1, Modesto Ajax 0

Kayla Lecce netted the only goal with Kyra Bristow getting the assist in the Oct. 1 match.

The point came within the first 10 minutes of the game. The Rangers also received a strong performance from goalie Shelby Kuperus.

Rangers 8, Tracy 1

Lecce scored four goals, McKenna Doyle chipped in with two and Samantha Sanchez and Cecily Gallardo added one each in the Rangers’ victory last Saturday.

Rangers 1, Merced 0

Raelene Mendieta’s score with 45 seconds left in the game provided the final margin.

She netted that goal from 40 yards out.

On defense, the Rangers got key saves from goalie Amanda Evans.

Manteca Area Soccer League

Under-14 girls

Raiders 2, Fury 1

The Fury’s Destiny Hernandez scored the only point against the unbeaten Raiders.

She delivered the goal in the second half.

Goalie Kareena Escartin had 16 saves in the loss including a block.

This was the Fury’s second meeting with the Raiders.

The Fury had several scoring attempts including Hernandez, Megan Harlan and Isabel Quinones coming close.

Georgia Arriola played consisted defense. Adrianna Hernandez, Katy Carter, Jennifer Ibarra-Bejar and Alina Coronado displayed solid passing while also protecting the ball.

Under-12 girls

X-treme Girls 4, Shooting Stars 2

The Shooting Stars trailed early on 2-0, but came back to pull out the win.

The game was tied 2-2 at the half.

The X-treme Girls took control of the match in the second half, with their defense keeping the Shooting Stars in check.

Under-10 boys

Eagles 6, Lightning Strike 0

Matthew Dunham, Jesse Ortiz-Martinez, Joshua Valdez, Jason Machado, and Michael Arriola each scored a goal for the Eagles.

Ortiz-Martinez and Michael Arriola were also credited with an assists each.

On defense, Simon Hinmon and Ortiz-Martinez had three and five goalie saves apiece.

Nolen Gavino was recognized as the top defender while Michael Macias provided great hustle on the front line.

Sharks 2, Eagles 1

Matthew Dunham provided the lone goal for the Eagles in the second half.

Jason Machado was the standout player in the losing cause. He played strong defense and had several shots at goal.

Goalies Simon Hinmon and Jose Cabrera both registered four saves.

Under-8 boys

Hawks 7, Lightning 3

Jahir Munguia and Luke Samson had two goals each in the Hawks’ victory.

They received further offensive support from Seth Villanueva, Daylon Thomas, and Benjamin Epperley, who contributed one goal apiece.

Zavier Sadorra also helped out, setting up a few of the offensive attacks.

Munguia and Epperley earned outstanding player honors.

On defense, the Hawks received solid line play from William Bergen. Robert Perrin, Jeffrey Baca, and Armanpreet Sekhon controlled the tempo of the game in the second half with the play of their defense.