State Cup Champions
Jan 02, 2017 02:39PM
● By Elena Hutslar
(LtoR) Back row: Zach Pauline, Kira Barrett, Lauren Gherlone, Amanda Monahan, Gia Bessolo, Lizzie Pauline, Abby Gee, and Miguel Gonzales. Front row: Joey Kremin, Katie Kavanagh, Cassidy Baker, Arlise Souza and Erika Salazar. Submitted by Darcy Kremin
Congratulations to the Diablo Futbol Club 05 Girls Blue Team on winning the state cup in the gold division over the December 10-11 weekend in Manteca. The team, led by Coaches Miguel Gonzales and Zach Pauline, beat the Roseville Strikers, 4-2. The team leapt out to a 3-0 lead behind two goals from forward Arlise Souza, with assists from forwards Lauren Gherlone and Katie Kavanagh, followed by a goal off a corner kick from midfielder Amanda Monahan. Goalkeeper Joey Kremin saved a PK late in the first half, and Souza scored the final goal in the fourth quarter with an assist from Gherlone. The team also had a strong finish, placing 2nd in their league.