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Boys Soccer: WSC & TVC Favorites, Rankings, Standings, Stats

The Winter Soccer Classic and Tri-Valley Classic start this week. Who are the favorites to win these prestigious early season tournaments?

WSC Gold
Last year, it was a Foothill v. Deer Valley final, and it would be a mistake to to count either of those two teams out this year. And the fact that both Cal and Newark lost some key players from last season, makes this division wide open. Logan also is in the mix, after proving they’ll be tough by drawing with MV last week.
However, I’m going strictly with my gut and I’m taking Newark Memorial to win the WSC Gold this year.

WSC Silver

Campolindo, Acalanes and Bishop O’Dowd are all in the same tourney bracket here. This will make for some incredible early season soccer. With Campo being ranked so high, it would be easy to say they are the clear favorite. But it’s early and anything can happen. I’m going to stick with Campo as the favorite, but it will be really close.

WSC Bronze

Before the season, I probably would have taken Alhambra, but now I’m leaning towards a couple of MVAL schools. I think MSJ and Washington are going to be the toughest in this division, and in the end, I think MSJ is the favorite. That’s who I am going with.

TVC

This tournament is loaded, once again. I think SRV, MV, AV, CP, Pittsburg and Berkeley are all serious contenders. I think Dougherty Valley and Liberty are also going to make a strong showing.
There isn’t much to go off of, except for the early season rankings, but I’ll do it this way. The favorite is Monte Vista, as defending champs. SRV would be a 1(b) as far as favorites are concerned. AV is the wild card because people seem very high on them this year, and Pitt is the wild card because that team is very talented.

Rankings

Small changes once again, as Dublin gets into the top 15 after its torrid start. Richmond and Cal make small jumps over Hayward and Berkeley, who drew their first matches of the year.
Livermore and Antioch both debut on the consideration list.

1. De La Salle (0-0-0)
2. Campolindo (0-0-0)
3. San Ramon Valley (0-0-0)
4. Ygnacio Valley (0-0-0)
5. Monte Vista (1-0-1)
6. Amador Valley (0-0-0)
7. Pittsburg (0-0-0)
8. Acalanes (0-0-0)
9. Berkeley (0-0-0)
10. Richmond (0-0-0)
11. California (0-0-0)
12. Hayward (0-0-1)
13. Bishop O’Dowd (0-0-0)
14. Dublin (5-0-0)
15. Newark Memorial (1-0-0)

Others considered: Concord (0-0-0), St. Mary’s (0-0-0), Logan (0-0-1), Foothill (0-0-1), College Park (1-0-1), Freedom (1-0-0), Livermore (1-0-1), Pinole Valley (1-0-0), Antioch (1-0-0), Deer Valley (1-0-2)

Standings

BVAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

Antioch (1-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Deer Valley (1-0-2, 0-0-0) 0
Freedom (1-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Heritage (1-1-0, 0-0-0) 0
Liberty (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Pittsburg (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0

DFAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

Acalanes (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Alhambra (0-3-0, 0-0-0) 0
Campolindo (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Dougherty Valley (1-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Dublin (5-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Las Lomas (1-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Miramonte (0-0-0, 0-0-0)

DVAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

Berean Chr. (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Clayton Valley (0-1-0, 0-0-0) 0
College Park (1-0-1, 0-0-0) 0
Concord (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Mt. Diablo (2-1-0, 0-0-0) 0
Northgate (0-1-0, 0-0-0) 0
Ygnacio Valley (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0

EBAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

Amador Valley (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
California (1-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
De La Salle (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Foothill (0-0-1, 0-0-0) 0
Granada (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Livermore (1-0-1, 0-0-0) 0
Monte Vista (1-0-1, 0-0-0) 0
San Ramon Valley (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0

MVAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

American (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Irvington (0-2-0, 0-0-0) 0
Kennedy (1-1-0, 0-0-0) 0
Logan (0-0-1, 0-0-0) 0
Mission San Jose (0-1-2, 0-0-0) 0
Moreau Catholic (0-3-0, 0-0-0) 0
Newark Memorial (1-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Washington (0-1-0, 0-0-0) 0

OAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

Castlemont (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Fremont (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Oakland (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Oakland Tech (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Skyline (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0

TCAL Rock
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

Albany (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
El Cerrito (1-1-0, 0-0-0) 0
Richmond (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Salesian (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
St. Joseph Notre Dame (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
St. Mary’s (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0

TCAL Stone
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

De Anza (3-1-0, 0-0-0) 0
Hercules (0-1-1, 0-0-0) 0
Kennedy (0-1-0, 0-0-0) 0
Pinole Valley (1-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
St. Patrick-St. Vincent (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Swett (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0

WACC Foothill
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

Alameda (0-1-1, 0-0-0) 0
Arroyo (1-1-0, 0-0-0) 0
Berkeley (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Bishop O’Dowd (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Castro Valley (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Mt. Eden (0-2-2, 0-0-0) 0

WACC Shoreline
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS

Encinal (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Hayward (0-0-1, 0-0-0) 0
Piedmont (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
San Leandro (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
San Lorenzo (0-1-0, 0-0-0) 0
Tennyson (1-2-0, 0-0-0) 0

Stat Leaders

Name School Goals
Katunaric, Dublin 5
Khorami, Dublin 4
Heljo, Alameda 2
Davis, Antioch 2
Martinez, Arroyo 2
Hernandz, CP 2
Morales, CP 2
Ayala, DV 2
Foscalina, Livermore 2
Sundar, MSJ 2
Greenberg, MV 2
Ramirez, Pinole 2

Name School Assists
Molinar, Dublin 3
Pigott, Alameda 2
Avila, Arroyo 2
Brauer, CP 2
Khorami, Dublin 2
Tuell, Dublin 2
E. Garcia, EC 2
Trujillo, Livermore 2
Sundar, MSJ 2
Farretta, MV 2
Zaloumis, MV 2

Matt Smith

  • Matt Smith

    St. Joe’s also was in Redding. Scores were…

    St. Joe’s 4-2 Red Bluff
    St. Joe’s 4-0 Anderson
    St. Joe’s 2-3 Foothill-Palo Cedro

  • Kyle

    What time will rankings be done?

  • Highlander

    Wasn’t trying to take away Stryker, just looking for facts. Relax.

  • ConradNolan

    What does really matter where you play in pre-season as long as you take care of business during league and Hayward has done just that past two years.

  • Strykerboy

    OK

  • mudhen

    Hayward does this as a tune-up for the regular season. No intentions to run up the stats. And don’t forget that just as Richmond and others go over to play EBAL schools(usually without winning) so as to improve their programs,those Norcal schools play teams like Hayward for the same reasons.

  • mudhen

    Hayward vs. O’dowd at Hayward on Tues. @3:15 in the dirt…. Real dirt….. Real awful dirt…. Maybe mud in the goals…Be there!

  • Swerve

    Score prediction for this game?

  • footiefan

    Any good games tomorrow?

  • footiefan

    Are Hayward and Alameda the only two grass/dirt fields left?

  • Matty Cassino

    I have 4 goals . Las lomas high school .