West County Champions Cup
El Sobrante - Sat 8/15
Livermore Pythons Vs Sting
The Sting started strong and kept up the pressure throughout the first half . The Pythons lost three goals and only good defense and solid goalkeeping by Danny Upp prevented a higher tally. In the second half the Pythons held their own and came close to scoring on a couple of occasions and at the final whistle it was 3-0 to the Sting.
Result: Livermore Pythons 0, Sting 3
Livermore Pythons Vs West County Pumas
The Livermore Pythons completely dominated the game against a weaker team. Alex Hickerson was the top goalscorer with four goals and an assist. Three other players scored a goal each.
Goals By: Alex Hickerson 4, Angel Flores 1, Kyle Matkins 1, Scott Lassey 1
Result: Livermore Pythons 7 West County Pumas 0
Livermore Pythons Vs. Brentwood Clash
This was one of the best games of U14 soccer I've seen. It was clear from the start that the Pythons wanted to win and the end result shows just what they can do when they work hard. Brentwood had tied the Sting 2-2 and were in first place and needed a shut out win to go to the championships and they came out with a vengeance. Both teams passed well, attacked insightfully and had a solid defensive line but it was the Pythons who took the lead. Alex Hickerson took the ball down the left wing and crossed the ball to the near post where Gregory Napolitano waited, then scored. The intensity rose and both teams went back and forth. Brentwood applied a lot of pressure in the second half especially in the last 10 minutes but were unable to score. Credit must go to goalkeeper Danny Upp who was invariably in the right place at the right time and made several great saves and the defense who on more than one occasion was all the Python team. The Pythons were the only team to beat Brentwood and deserved their place in the consolation round.
Goals By: Gregory Napolitano
Result: Livermore Pythons 1 Brentwood Clash 0
Livermore Pythons Vs. West County Libre II
The Pythons were tired for their consolation game - not surprisingly after 3 hard games. The WC Libre looked tired too but they prevailed 7-2. Goals came from Peter Ammerman from an Alex Hickerson through ball and Scott Lassey from a penalty.
Goals By: Peter Ammerman, Scott Lassey
Result: Livermore Pythons 2 West County Libre II 7
The Pythons finished second in their flight and fourth in the tournament. The team worked very hard and certainly deserved to go to the playoffs. Excellent attacking by Alex Hickerson won the game against the WC Pumas and great goalkeeping from Danny Upp prevented a loss to Brentwood.
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