On Wednesday, the Dons were hosting defending NCS champion Campolindo and delivered a solid performance for a final score of 1-1. Junior Dan Glascock scored his 12th goal of the season (tied with senior Austin DeBack) on an assist from senior Aidan Maguire (his 10th of the season and best of the team). But the hero of the game was junior GK Eric Rogstad who brilliantly saved a penalty kick (his 3rd in a row!!!) at the beginning of the game and made some crucial saves along the way. With the tie, the Dons accomplished their goal of maintaining their 5-point lead on Campo but will have to wait until NCS to have a chance to beat Campo this year after two 1-1 ties.
Two days later, the Dons were traveling to Dougherty Valley, third in the standings, and scored a goal in each half to convincingly beat Dougherty 2-0. Senior midfield Austen Grassini was the man of the game with 2 goals (assists from juniors Graham Lindgren and Nick Warren).
This week, the Dons (11-1-5, 7-0-2) host Alhambra on Wednesday (6:15pm) for a crucial DFAL game and travel to one of the best teams in the area, Monte Vista, on Saturday (noon) for a non-league game. See you there… Go Dons!
By: Frederic Autran