Alameda Soccer Club
PSC Highlanders Purple 1, ASC Hurricanes 0: In a defensive battle the Hurricanes controlled the ball for most of the first half. Despite controlling possesion, shots by Delanie Milsten, Ona Ortiz-Gudeman, and Scarlett Corbally missed their mark. The game was scoreless until the the second half, when Piedmont scored on goalie Averie Martin for the lone goal.
The Piedmont Middle School cross country team concluded its season with league championship meets this past week. The PMS sixth grade boys and girls cross country teams both won league titles on Nov. 5 at Kennedy Grove Regional Park. This was the first time in the history of the team that this has occurred. The girls team placed five runners in the top ten and their point total of 30 was also the lowest score of any PMS cross country team in championship competition. Erin Hong was the top runner for Piedmont, as she has been all season, and she finished second. Other top ten finishers were Ella Jeffries (fifth place), Elie Cole (sixth place), Laila Adarkar (seventh place) and Naomi Hollinger (10th).
On the sixth grade boys side, it was a very close race in deciding the winner, and one place in the standings made the difference. Piedmont had 56 points and won the meet by one point. Two PMS sixth grade boys placed in the top 10, Lorand Cheng (fourth place) and Henry Cooper (10th). Also scoring for the team was Dylan Thayer (12th place), Josh Rogers (14th), and Kevin Judd (16th).
The seventh and eighth grade meet was on Nov. 8 at the same location. The PMS seventh and eighth grade girls were the defending league champions and repeated as winners, another first for the team. Piedmonts' top runner was Skyler Liu (second place), Ellie Coleman (ninth place). The other top finishers for the team were Leah Kochendoerfer, Isa Harrison, and Ava Podell.
On the seventh and eight grade boys side, while they competed hard they couldn't quite match the success of the other Piedmont teams, coming in fourth place overall. The first finisher for PMS was Daniel Jones (15th place). Other team scorers were Blake Gruendl, Joseph Chu, Kyle Mortimer and Nick Loduca. There were also JV races that took place and winning the girls JV race was Eleanor Brown with Kayla Lim finishing second. On the JV boys side, Toby Fischer finished in fifth place and Sam White finished sixth.