The 2009 Girls Red team won 2nd place at the Santa Cruz Breakers Halloween Cup 2 weekends ago. They played tough by playing against IR Academy who are currently ranked 5th in California. The Islanders, however, broke IR Academy’s shutout streak at the tournament by scoring against them leaving the final score at 5-3. Coaches Adam Butler, Sara Diluna, Marty Farris
The ASC Islanders 2006 Girls brought home the Kick-or-Treat Tournament championship hosted by the Fremont Youth Soccer Club on October 27th and 28th. This tournament was all about the girls showcasing their growth and development over this season. They began the season with a shaky 0-4 tournament performance in August. Now, they dominated their age group by going undefeated and conceding only 1 goal in the final 90 seconds of tournament play.
The Alameda Islanders 2004 Red Team girls achieved 1st place in the Davis Legacy Lily Nisen Memorial Tournament. The Islanders conceded only 1 goal the whole tournament. The first game was tied 1-1 against the host Davis Legacy team. The second game was a 1-0 win against Natomas F.A. On Sunday morning, the Islanders needed to better Davis’ 5-0 win from Saturday against Sacramento Soccer Alliance to reach the final, they did so with a 9-0 win against SSA.
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.
This weekend we played in the Stanford Summer Classic D1 tournament competing with teams from both premier and gold levels. For the second year in a row we played a tournament just before the season starts and straight after our team camp to prepare for the fall league. I like to treat it as a pre-season, understand our strengths and weaknesses so we are fully ready for the first game of the fall season.