JV Women’s Soccer Shuts Out Ygnacio Valley

The Dons hosted Ygnacio Valley Friday night.  The girls started on the front foot with an early goal by Maya Kelly (2) off a long through ball from Ella Johnston.  There was no slow down in the action with Lue Van Handel(2) sending a long range curler into the upper corner a few minutes later.  Linnea Eaton opened her account scoring early in the second half with a nice shot from the outer left corner of the box.  The night was topped off with a looping header into the net by Keri Wendt off a Lue Van Handel corner to bring the game to its 7-0 final.

The Dons will travel to Martinez to take on Alhambra High School on Wednesday night.


Varsity Women’s Soccer Edges out Ygnacio Valley

On Friday night, the Varsity Women’s Soccer team beat Ygnacio Valley 3-2. About 10 minutes into the first half, the Dons struck first when KK McDonagh made a great cross and Sasha Sadoff was there to put the ball in the net. YV came back several minutes later to tie it up 1-1. But within one minute after YV scored, Sasha Sadoff made a beautiful cross and Eliza Parry scored to put the Dons back on top, 2-1.

In the second half, YV took advantage of a rare defensive mistake to tie it up 2-2. But the Dons kept pressing. The Dons had several chances, with a few shots hitting the goal posts. With about 10 minutes left in the game, Ellie Meyer found Beth Daughters in front of the goal to give the Dons the lead and ultimately the win at 3-2.

The Dons will travel to Martinez next Wednesday to take on Alhambra in a highly anticipated match-up.


Varsity Women’s Soccer Settles for a tie Against Benicia

The Varsity Women’s Soccer team played a tough Benicia squad on Wednesday night. At half time, the score was 0-0. Both teams were playing well. About 10 minutes into the second half, Ivy Souza made a great steal to gain possession, found Sasha Sadoff on the wing, Sasha then beat her defender and crossed it to the center where Beth Daughters was able to find the back of the net to make the score 1-0.

The Dons were in control for the rest of the second half, having possession of the ball for most of the game. The defense, anchored by Sophomores Sami Hansen and Aliye Wingate, was stellar, as it has been all season long. With less than one minute left in the game, somehow Benicia was able to slip one by to tie it up 1-1. A gut-punch.

Gabby Ortale, Megan Go, and Dylan Hagglund all played tough for the Dons.

The Dons will play at home next Friday night against Ygnacio Valley at 7pm.


Wrestling continues to power through

Wrestling continues to power through

Wrestling continues to power through regional tournaments. Varsity Boys Wrestling had several players advance with at least two placing at Northgate’s December 15, 2018 Bill Martel tournament.

Stay tuned for official results from this past weekend’s Liberty High School 2-Day Tournaments in Brentwood: Boy’s Lou Bronzan and Girl’s Brittany David Invitational. Next up, Varsity heads over to the huge Coast Classic in Aptos December 28-29, 2018.

Check out Dons action from Northgate’s December 15, 2018 Bill Martel tournament:

Captain Addison Early, grade 12, Addison securing a victory via pin. Northgate’s December 15, 2018 Bill Martel tournament.

Captain Addison Early, grade 12. Addison gets his hand raised after his 3rd win of the day. Northgate’s December 15, 2018 Bill Martel tournament.

Captain Stephen Williams, grade 11, Stephen is battling for a position to set up a takedown. Northgate’s December 15, 2018 Bill Martel tournament.

Captain Stephen Williams, Grade 11. Stephen showing sportsmanship with an initial handshake prior to competition. Northgate’s December 15, 2018 Bill Martel tournament.


JV Women’s Soccer Defeats Pittsburg 3-0

The Dons defeated the Pirates on their home turf soundly in Monday’s action.  A strong defense and midfield led by Olivia Parnell, Ellie Ives, Maggie Saracevic and Hallie Orear kept the Pirates off the scoreboard.  The Dons had many shots on goal with Emily Keeler finally opening the scoring before half from the left wing.  A nice performance by our freshmen Lauren Yee added a goal off a nice ball sent into the box by Lue Van Handel.  The game was capped off when a resounding free kick at 25 yd out was sent into the upper corner by Olivia Parnell.

The Dons will travel to Alameda on Friday to take on Encinal.  Game time at 4pm.  


Women’s Varsity Soccer Ties Campo 0-0

It was a battle on Thursday night, as expected.  The Dons played against a very skilled and aggressive Cougar team.  The first half started slow for the Dons, as the Cougars offense was putting pressure on the Dons defense for most of the first half.  Kate Carter had an incredible save early in the first half, keeping the score 0-0.  

The second half was a different story.  The offense was finding their groove and had more opportunities.  The momentum seemed to be in the Dons favor.  Sasha Sadoff took a hard shot on goal that ricocheted off the goalie…Maile Broad was there to put the ball into the back of the net but the ref called Maile offsides.  A very questionable and frustrating call. 

The Dons defense was again incredibly solid.  Outstanding play by Sami Hansen and Aliye Wingate in the back line, Ivy Souza, Megan Go and Gabby Ortale in the midfield.

The Dons will play tonight at 7pm at home against Piedmont.


Varsity Women’s Soccer Overwhelms Mt. Diablo

The Women’s Varsity Soccer team completely dominated Mt. Diablo with a final score of 10-0.  Ellie Meyer led the team with 4 (!!!) goals.  

Come support your Dons as they will travel to Moraga on Thursday to take on Campolindo in what is sure to be a battle.  JV at 5pm, Varsity at 7pm

Go DONS!!!

Classic Win for the Varsity Boys Soccer vs Arroyo

Travis Stevenson

In the second game for the Boys Varsity in the Winter Classic Tournament the boys had a strong Win over Arroyo.  3-0

In the first half, first score of the Game was a penalty kick by Travis Stevenson. Second goal was an assist to Sam Roth by Nick Geannacopulos Sams shot was hit by an Arroyo player who scored in his own goal.

Second half was played well by the Acalanes defense including some shots saved on goal by Owen Myall.  Another assist by Nick Geannacopulos to Edward Danielyan who finished the game with a beautiful shot and a Win for the Dons 3-0.

Boys JV vs De La Salle

The Boys JV conceded early to the Spartans in the first half of the game with a De La Salle free kick and first goal.

In the second half the JV Boys came out with more intensity but not enough and lost the game 3-0 to De La Salle.

Women’s Varsity Soccer Falls to Miramonte

The Women’s Varsity soccer team lost a tough game against a very hungry Matador team by a close score of 1-0.  Miramonte came out strong and the Dons had a tough time getting the ball over to their offensive side.  The fast-paced speed of play and aggressiveness was evident in that the Lady Mats were looking to avenge the loss they endured in the teams’ first meeting.

The Dons defense was stellar, enduring pressure the entire game.  Kate Carter had several saves on goal and Aliye Wingate was tough to get past on the back line of the Dons defense.

Next week the Dons will host Mt. Diablo on Tuesday at 7pm and will face cross-town rival Campolindo away on Thursday at 7pm.  Go DONS!

Women’s Varsity Soccer ties College Park

The Varsity Women’s soccer team tied College Park 1-1 on Tuesday night.  Jordan Pratt scored the lone goal of the match.  Dylan Hagglund, Sami Hansen, Ellie Meyer and Aliye Wingate all played well.

The Dons will have a tough rematch against crosstown rival, Miramonte, on Thursday night at home at 7pm.  Miramonte will be wanting redemption after the Dons beat them in their previous meeting, 2-1.