The Acalanes Women’s soccer team (11-1) defeated Campolindo 3-1 on Wednesday night at home.
The Lady Dons came out strong and sophomore Allison Merrill was able to get one past the Cougars’ defense to put the Dons up by 1 only twent minutes into the game. Her fellow sophomore, Caroline Clark was able to back up Merrill’s score with one of her own.
Clark scored off a cross from teammate Katharine Larson. Larson and Clark’s on and off the field chemistry played a big role in their ability to connect on countless scores this season. Up 2-0 and with the Lady Cougars on their heels, Acalanes felt fairly confident heading into halftime.
After the break, Acalanes’ stout defense was able to out the Lady Cougars in a cage while keeping them out of their own. The scoring drought was ended when Larson drew a foul inside the box that gave the Lady Dons a penalty kick. Senior Katharine Torchio fired it past the keeper to put Acalanes up 3-0 and seal the win for the Dons.
Campolindo finally found the back of the net off a penalty kick in the final minute of the game to get on the board.
Acalanes asserted their dominance over the Cougars as well as remained atop the DFAL standings with the 3-1 win.
The Lady Dons’ next game is friday against league opponent Las Lomas.