Here are the latest girls soccer rankings.
Not many changes this week, although Liberty made a nice little jump into the 12th spot. Tempted to move Berkeley up a spot after San Ramon Valley’s back-to-back draws, but I need to see a little more before making the move.
EBAL teams continue to hammer it out. Consider this: California, coming off its big win over No. 5 Amador Valley, drew with Carondelet and Foohill last week. Monte Vista and San Ramon Valley battled to a draw for the second time this season, also including the championship match of the Tri-Valley Classic Invitation Division. There’s no gimmes in the EBAL.
DFAL rivals Campolindo and Miramonte probably have Feb. 13 circled on their calendars. That’s the date of their rematch at Campolindo. The Matadors handed the Cougars their only defeat this season on Jan. 15.
College Park kept rolling last week with its second and third consecutive shutout wins, 2-0 over Clayton Valley Charter and 3-0 over Dublin. I’m counting 13 shutout wins for the Falcons this season. Impressive.
Speaking of hot teams, Albany has won eight straight games, including turning the tables on St. Mary’s with a 2-1 win on Jan. 21, avenging a 2-1 loss on Dec. 12. St. Mary’s and Albany are tied atop the TCAL standings.
As of Jan. 27, 2014
(I might be missing some scores, so let me know if your record is incorrect.)
1, Monte Vista (14-0-2, 7-0-1 EBAL)
2, San Ramon Valley (12-0-4, 6-0-2 EBAL)
3, Berkeley (9-2-1, 7-0-1 WACC-Foothill)
4, Bishop O’Dowd (10-3-1, 6-1-0 WACC-Foothill)
5(t), Amador Valley (8-5-1, 4-4-0 EBAL)
5 (t), California (9-2-3, 3-2-3 EBAL)
7, Castro Valley (10-3-3, 6-1-1 WACC-Foothill)
8, College Park (15-3-0, 6-0-0 DVAL)
9, Campolindo (10-1-2, 5-1-1 DFAL)
10, Miramonte (7-2-1, 4-1-1 DFAL)
11, Granada (4-7-1, 3-5-0 EBAL)
12, Liberty (7-2-4, 3-1-0 BVAL)
13, Foothill (6-5-0, 1-5-2 EBAL)
14, Deer Valley (8-4-1, 3-1-0 BVAL)
15 (t), Alameda (9-3-3, 4-1-2 WACC-Foothill)
15(t), Logan (7-4-3, 7-0-1 MVAL)
Others: Albany, Alhambra, American, Carondelet, Freedom, Heritage, Las Lomas, Livermore, Saint Mary’s, Piedmont.