On Wednesday night, the Varsity Girls Soccer team edged out Analy of Sebastapol by a score of 1-0. But don’t let the score fool you. It was the least stressful but most stressful game ever!
The Dons came out in the first half dominating possession, defense, and shots on goal. They were playing on their offensive half of the field for a majority of the half. Several shots on goal, excellent passing.
Within the first 15 minutes of the first half, Freshman Chloe Quintella, playing right-back, made an incredible pass to fellow Freshman Addie Bailey and Addie was able to pound the ball in the back of the net to get the Dons on the scoreboard to lead 1-0.
After the goal, everyone in the stands relaxed as we knew our Dons were better and more skilled than Analy. Everyone felt as this was going to be a blowout.
However, that is just not how soccer games go. Anything can happen on any given day. And Analy…they don’t give up many goals, but they don’t score many, either.
The Dons COMPLETELY DOMINATED the entire game. Analy didn’t have a single shot on goal. Not one. The Dons had too many to count. Analy’s goalkeeper made some solid saves and was able to keep the game close.
The Dons played extremely well, sharp passing and excellent ball movement. Junior Aliye Wingate was her usual tough self in the backline. Senior Ivy Souza also played very well, distributing the ball by connecting her passes and tough defense in the midfield. Freshman Tatum Zuber was spectacular, with several amazing shots on goal and unreal ball control.
Next up for the Dons will be Round 2 of NCS. The girls will play at Acalanes on Saturday, Feb. 22nd at 7pm against #7 seed, Terra Linda.