The Norcal NPL Game of the Week was played in Livermore CA between West Coast Warriors and Players North 02. Players North came into the game sitting top of NPL 1 with 8 wins and no losses. The Warriors sit third in league but defeated second place San Ramon NPL last game. The U17 Girls West Coast Warriors showed amazing tactical awareness holding the Players North team that has outscored their previous opponents 22-4. Warriors were able to keep Players North to minimal shots and created more scoring opportunity out shooting the Nevada based team in the first half with outstanding counter attacks from Heather Tarabini, Madison Del Prado and Jaden Hall. Great work from Kaitlin Carlton, Isabel Mello, Mia Mendoza, Caitlyn Garrison, Isabella Saveedra, Xiana Dominguez keep the control in the midfield and moved the team as a unit. Shared effort was made by Arianna Moore, Jordan Brown-Mundey, Lindsey Plant and Leila Krummen-Ganz, whose defensive skills stopped Players North from reaching the net and the half ended 0-0 deadlock.
Players North started the second half determined to get the ball past the Warriors goalie but the Warriors solid team defense produced easy saves by GK Morgan Blankenship. Players North punched a long range toe poke that hit the crossbar and rebounded to an attacker for a goal but West Coast Warriors fought back moving into a more offensive attack scheme. Jaden Hall crossed a beautiful ball to Maddie DelPrado to tie the score ending the NPL game of the Week 1-1.
#5 Kaitlin Carlton was the motor of the team for West Coast Soccer Warriors vs Players North