By Ian Kennedy | November 14, 2017
The Alameda Islanders 2001 Red U17 Girls team defeated Marin FC on Sunday by the score of 2-1 to win the Norcal Section 2/3/4 Gold League championship. Marin FC equalized early in the second half after Sydney Owyang put the Islanders ahead with a composed finesse shot from the edge of the penalty area. It wasn’t until late in the game that Juliene Grandy scored the decisive goal, putting in a rebound of Elle Kallsen’s free kick which rattled off the cross bar with three minutes to play. The Islanders finished League with a record of 7-1-1 with twenty-one goals scored to only five allowed.
With this title, this team represents the first Alameda Islanders club ever to win a league championship in the Gold division.
The Islanders are coached by Adam Butler, assisted by Pia Abola. The champion Alameda Islanders 01 Red are: Alina Soto, Zoe Peterson, Sydney Owyang, Elle Kallsen, Megan Stilling, Claire Rizzo, Kate Crawford, Sofia Faaland, Margaux McNeil, Molly Cha, Juliene Grandy, Julia Kennedy, Anya Balthasar, Leah Rice and Olivia Sprouse.
Team parent shared this video of the go ahead goal in the final minutes that secured the championship.