Women Outshine Men in Soccer

In our second part of showcasing the 2013-14 winter sports’ season for Alameda high school athletes, we will take a trip to the soccer fields. This season the women’s teams are experiencing much better results than their male counterparts.

Alameda Hornets

The Alameda High men’s team is off to a rough start in the 2014 season. The Hornets are 2-10-1 on the season. They did manage to defeat two West Alameda County Conference (WACC) foes in Tennyson of Hayward (3-0) on Dec. 10 and Arroyo of San Lorenzo (1-0) on Jan. 24. The team will play Bishop O’ Dowd of Oakland tomorrow at Thompson Field.

The Lady Hornets have fared much better this year sporting a 9-3-3 record and 4-1-2 in league play. The Hornets are on a nine-game streak of no losses (seven wins and two ties) as of Jan. 28. Included in the streak are dominating victories such as the 1-0 victory over Encinal on Jan. 15, a 5-1 win over Arroyo on Jan. 20 and an 8-0 beat down of San Lorenzo last Saturday, Jan. 25. Alameda will also take on Bishop O Dowd in its next contest tomorrow on the road.

Encinal Jets

The Encinal men’s team is currently 2-6-1 overall, but a respectable 2-2 in the WACC. The Jets’ league wins are over Mt. Eden of Hayward (3-2) on Dec. 10 and Tennyson (3-0) on Jan. 10. The Jets played rival Alameda to a 3-3 tie on Jan. 14. The Jets will look to stop its three-game losing streak against Castro Valley on Monday, Feb. 3 on the road. The Lady Jets are an even 4-4 as we approach February.

The Lady Jets started the season hot, winning four of its first five games, including wins over De Anza of El Sobrante (3-1) on Dec. 3, a 1-0 victory over San Leandro on Dec. 12 and a 4-0 win against Arroyo on Dec. 17. However, since then Encinal has lost three straight including the 1-0 loss to Alameda. The Jet will look to snap the losing streak against San Leandro tomorrow at Stargell Field.

SJND Pilots

The St. Joseph Notre Dame men’s soccer team has hit a bit of a rough patch, as they are currently 4-10-2 on the year and 0-8 in the Tri-County Athletic League. The team won its first three contests over St. Patrick/St. Vincent, Anderson and Red Bluff by a combined score of 11-2, but has since acquired just one victory over its last 13 games as of Monday, Jan. 27. The Pilots will take on Richmond today in its next game.

The Lady Pilots are also playing at a higher level than their male counterparts. The team is 4-4-2 on the season. The Pilots boast victories over Hercules (6-2) on Nov. 19, Richmond (6-1) on Jan. 14 and El Cerrito (3-2) on Jan. 23. The team will look to continue its strong season against Richmond today on the road.