January 10th

Happy New Year for the Dons!

3 games, 3 wins for Acalanes in this first week of soccer action following the holiday break…

They first defeated Mission San Jose 2-0 at home, in a nonleague game, with two first half goals by senior & co-captain Nick Pereira.

Their second game at Dublin (DFAL), versus the defending NCS champions, ended up with the same score (2-0) on two goals by junior Bryan Berlier and senior David Helfrich. Senior Cam Carda assisted on both goals. Even though the score was very positive, the Dons sadly lost their starting goalkeeper, senior Steve Glascock, for the rest of the season on a “freaky” clash with the opposing forward. Finally, Acalanes was hosting this Saturday San Ramon Valley, ranked #50 nationally by ESPN, and won 1-0 on an opportunist goal from junior Austin deBack in extra-time and an amazing work defensively around junior goalkeeper Jackson Foote.

At the half-way point in the 2010-11 season, the Dons have a 8-2-2 overall record and 3-1-1 in DFAL (2nd behind Campolindo), have scored 23 goals and allowed 5. Next week, 3 games at home with Piedmont on Monday (6:15pm), Las Lomas on Wednesday (6pm) and Miramonte (6pm) on Friday.

M. Bloom