Varsity Girls Soccer Senior Night Was Superior
After last weeks Feb. 1 frustrating loss to Granada High school soccer team 4-0 under a Livermore sky, team Amador came out to play tonight on their home turf; always a plus.
The stage was set for a match with Carondelet vs. Amador Valley High School Girls Soccer Teams; a beautiful February night, and a celebration for the outgoing seniors-something to seer in their minds forever. The night began with a ceremony to applaud hardworking and talented seniors Keara Greenan, Molly Murphy, Hanna Fleshman, Hannah Landel, Tori Sanchez, Sydney Devor, and Nicole Zhang. It was a march out for Amador Seniors with family, to flowers and balloons, and a kind gesture for CHS Seniors to receive flowers from AVHS underclassmen. AVHS stadium applauded all the players, and coaches sent them to the sideline with hugs and handshakes- ready for a game.
Right from the whistle, Amador players had CHS working on defense, and Carondelet had few opportunities to challenge our keeper. Defensively, Amador had steady and challenging tackles from our defensive line, stopping any balls and CHS challengers in our top defensive third. Offensively, Amador had opportunities and shots, and a single score to the Cougar net was overturned by the referee, as AVHS was in the offsides position.
Ultimately, Dons and Cougars could not convert any opportunities to points on the scoreboard that would stick. Half time game score was zeros.
2nd half would begin with more energy. At 32.11 time, an Amador defensive clearance would find it’s way to our midfield, who would serve to a speedy attacker, then the final slot to a teammate who was awaiting to shoot..past the CHS keeper. Amador is up 1-0. Amador keeps up the pressure, using the momentum of a score, and outplaying CHS at this moment-and would score another goal to bring 2-0 to the board. Tho at the 28th minute, Cougars get playing. Stellar defensive tackles by Amador thwart their attack however, and counter repeatedly, producing shots but over the bar, wide and not hitting the net. 5 minutes later, CHS gets thru our defense fully for the 1st time and our keeper makes a great save. More to come for Amador Don keeper, as CHS pushes until the 20.49 clock- AVHS was under pressure, fielding 4-5 shots.
The last 15 minutes allowed AVHS Seniors to demonstrate their teamwork with fast breaks and crosses past the Carondelet net, and shots on the CHS goal, with some diving saves by CHS keeper. But Cougars would step up at the 8.55 minute, when Amador defends a crossed ball by CHS; Amador keeper saves the initial shot, it heads to our defense and an awaiting Carondelet player, who takes the advantage and scores. 2-1 Cougars would continue this momentum and pressure Amador, who holds out thru the last 8 minutes for a WIN on Senior Night!
Tonight we got a gorgeous evening, an exciting 2nd half to end in A WIN, and great AVHS teamwork among the players- something every senior wants to remember.