The Varsity Girls soccer team faced off against Campolindo on Monday night. The Dons were hoping to set the record straight with Campo as they were defeated by them at their last match.
The first half was very intense. The Dons completely outplayed the Cougars, with sharp passing, tough defense, and several great opportunities to score. However, the half ended at 0-0.
The Cougars came out with higher intensity in the second half, taking the Dons out of their rhythm. The Cougars got one past our defense on a direct kick and took the lead with about 30 minutes remaining.
The Dons starting pressing their opponent, with some fantastic shots on goal, but still nothing to show for it. With about 15 minutes remaining in the game, Junior Aliye Wingate took some space from the backfield and made a terrific pass to Freshman Tatum Zuber, who got herself free to take a shot about 25 yards out and put it in the net to tie it up 1-1!
However, the celebration was short-lived. Campo came roaring back quickly to regain the lead at 2-1. With time running out, Campo kept kicking the ball out of bounds. But the Dons would not relent. Literally two minutes remained. The Dons were awarded a free kick about 30 yards out. Who gets the call to take the shot? That’s right. Tatum Zuber. Another unbelievable shot from Tatum on the direct kick to tie it up! The Acalanes crowd went nuts. Time runs out and the game ends in a tie 2-2.
Goalkeeper Kate Carter had several outstanding saves on goal. Defender Dylan Hagglund was fierce on defense. Midfielder Ellie Meyer was tenacious, as was outside forward Emily Keeler. Forward Addie Bailey also played extremely well.
Next up for the Dons will be their Senior Night at home on Wednesday. Festivities begin at 6:30pm to celebrate 15 amazing seniors. The team will face off against league opponent, Clayton Valley Charter in what is sure to be a battle. Come on out to support our 15 incredible seniors!