Turlock’s semi-professional soccer team Academica SC defeated the Oakland Stompers 3-0 Saturday night in the Golden Gate Conference Quarterfinals.
Academica earned the playoff spot after going 4-2-1 in their third full season of National Premier Soccer League play, and in 2019 the team advanced all the way to the Western Region Semifinal. The team was led to victory on Saturday by goals from the “Man of the Match” Rami Ceja, who scored twice in the first half, and another from Cody Golbad.
Academica will play again at home this weekend in the Golden Gate Conference Semifinals against Napa Valley 1839 FC, who they defeated 2-1 on June 12. Gates to the semifinal game will open at 6 p.m. Saturday at Academica Field, 1343 W. Greenway Ave. in Turlock, and kickoff is at 7 p.m.