West Coast Avalanche

The West Coast Avalanche 11-and-under boys soccer team of Tracy claimed the championship trophy in the NorCal Soccer State Cup Bronze State Cup. Front, from left: Avinaash Babu Nukala, Rujal Sah, Neil Mishra, Yusif Khalil, Connor Giuliacci, Jackson Adams and Marcus Malogan. Back, from left: Daniyaal Malik, Jarren Nagra, Campbell Nelson, coach Nate Perry, Bryce Perry, Masyn Hoxworth and Santiago Gomez.

The West Coast Avalanche 11-and-under boys soccer team of Tracy, coached by Nate Perry, claimed the championship trophy in the NorCal Soccer State Cup Bronze State Cup with their 2-1 win over the Danville Mustangs on Saturday at Mary Grogan Sports Complex in Modesto. 

The Avalanche’s Conner Giuliacci scored first after he took a pass from Santiago Gomez. Avalanche took a 2-0 lead at the half after Daniyaal Malik brought the ball up the field, closed in and passed to Gomez, who scored.

The Mustangs put up strong pressure in the second half and made it a 2-1 game, but goalie Neil Mishra and the Avalanche defenders, including Jackson Adams, Bryce Perry, Masyn Hoxworth, Yusif Kalil and Marcus Malogan, turned back the Mustangs’ attacks.

Contact Sports Editor Bob Brownne at brownne@tracypress.com, or call 209-830-4227.

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