Katz have had a busy spring schedule. West Coast Katz swept the weekend summer NPL spring league College showcase by defeating Star Academy 4-0, and San Ramon Soccer Club 1-0. Katz also participated in a exhibition match vs Delta College to help tune up for state cup weekend and won their Norcal Qtr Final match in a thrilling penalty shootout vs Walnut Creek.
Amanda Silveira starting the scoring at the College Showcase from an assist by Madison Salazar about 24 minutes into the match. Brianna Haskins scored less than a minute later with an assist from Taylor Peterson. Madison Salazar Added to her assist by scoring in the 31st minute. With the match securely in hand Marissa Pletschette added a goal 12 minutes into the second period.
Katz dominated the Sunday match against San a Ramon but were only able to convert one opportunity into a goal winning 1-0.
The defense was anchored by Sydney Duncan, Marissa Pletschette, Morgan Hall, Erin Wheatley did not allow a goal and controlled the bank line in both games over the weekend.
In an exhibition against Delta Junior College an academy team comprised of West Coast Wild and Katz players faced if on Tuesday night. West Coast played tough against the Mustangs who needed a pre season scrimmage match. The game ended 4-2 for Delta College. Delanie Sheehan scored on a corner kick by Tori Diehl. Taylor Peterson assist on the play to get the ball to an open header by Delanie. After going down 3-1, on a goal scored by Delta defender Devan Burnam, West Coast countered on a goal by Kailee Haskins. Devyn Montesinos assisted on the goal. The match was a great warm up for graduating seniors that are continuing their soccer careers at the next level while also giving West Coast a tough match going into state cup Qtr finals.
West Coast Katz came out on top of a thrilling penalty kick shootout against Walnut Creek. GK Amanda Leal was the hero saving 4 penalties to secure the victory and punch the Katz ticket to the Semi Finals on May 13th. Coach Troy Dayak said “if any team deserves to move on it would be the Katz, they have been a pleasure to coach. All of our players are very respectful and not only great soccer players but good young adults. We will miss our graduating seniors but know that they will do wonders in their next phase of life”.