By Tommy Fellner, Online Sports Editor
Lady Dons soccer (12-1) easily handled Dougherty Valley 2-0 this wednesday night. The final score was much closer than the game flow; from the beginning it was apparent that the Lady Wildcats were outmatched and overpowered.
Acalanes started the game off strong and freshman Kierra Krawec was assisted by sophomore Caroline Clark to score the first goal of the game only five minutes in.
After that goal the Lady Dons relaxed and just maintained possession of the ball and kept Dougherty Valley out of their goal. However, the Lady Dons also didn’t try too hard to score and their sloppy play kept it a close game heading into halftime.
Out of the half, Acalanes switched up their formation into an all out offensive attack, with three forwards, three midfielders and three defenders. Although it was a risky strategy with only a one goal lead, the Lady Dons defense outplayed and shut down the Lady Wildcats offense. Towards the middle of the second half, sophomore Callie Ericksen crossed the ball through the middle of the goal and Krawec sprinted through and redirected it into the goal for her second goal of the game.
The Lady Dons controlled the entire game but their inability to finish plays on offense made the game much closer than it should have been.
Acalanes next game is friday against Dublin at home.