West Coast Soccer Earthquakes Magnitude arrived at the Santa Cruz classic tournament ready to play. With two games on Saturday against local Santa Cruz teams, Team Surf and Team Tide, the Magnitude finished game one with a final score of 3-1 and game two was a shut out 5-0 victory. On Sunday Magnitude faced off against the number one seeded team from Aptos. The first game was evenly matched, with the final of that game being 1-1 tie resulting in a championship game between the same two teams.. The final game was a nail biter with each team taking turns scoring but in the last five minutes Magnitude scored the winning goal ending the game with a 3-2 victory and tournament championship. Zayden Ishak played amazingly on both offensive and defense as did AJ Staples, Thomas Roetto, Daen Hansen, and Sean Valone. West Coast offensive was lead by Connor Shenave, Cruz Smith, Lyoto Fonseca, Julian McCall, Thomas, Hugo Vera, Jayden Perez, Carter West, and Matthew Kilkenny.
The West Coast Magnitude 09 boys faced off against the Dublin United Elite. Earthquakes traveled to Fallon Sports Complex to face Dublin Elite at their home field. The Earthquakes came out strong and dominated the game. On offense Cruz Smith made the first goal followed by Zachary Dimas next to score. Brian Oliveira put up two goals thanks to the first half defense of goalie Gianni Brewster and Carter West, Dublin was denied any opportunity to score. Matthew Kilkenny served as goalie for the 2nd half. Thomas Roetto scored with an assist from Carter West. Thomas totaled two goals for the game as did Carter West. Gianni Brewster added to the final score of 9-0. Sunday Dublin traveled to Christensen to face team Magnitude for their state cup game. Once again team Magnitude was victorious dominating the game. Thomas Roetto, Chase Wilson, Cruz Legorreta,, Cruz Smith and AJ Staples all scored. Only Two goals were allowed by the defense making the final score 7-2 and giving team Magnitude its first State Cup win!
West Coast Soccer 2009 Magnitude played their first tournament of the year at Soccer by the Bay held in Northern Ca. WCS Magnitude put out a solid performance winning two out our first four games moving them into the championship round. Magnitude placed second in the tournament, coach Curt Cox said “The boys really played well, we had some very exciting moments and everyone gave awesome effort, I’m excited to continue developing this team”.