By Tommy Fellner //
The Acalanes Men’s Soccer team fell to crosstown rival Campolindo 1-0 this Wednesday night. A late controversial call kept the Dons from tying the game and they fell to last place in DFAL play.
The Dons came in with some good momentum, fresh off a second place finish in the Winter Classic tournament.
Both teams came fired up and ready to play. The game was scoreless midway through the first half, until an Acalanes player fouled Campolindo, resulting in a free kick.
Acalanes also had two free kicks, but failed to connect on both.
The Cougars connected to put themselves up 1-0. Both defenses held strong for the rest of the half and the score remained 1-0 Cougars at the half.
The second half was much of the same with neither team being able to capitalize on a defensive breakdown.
But the excitement was saved for the final minute of the game.
Junior Drew Wondolowksi ran down the sideline and passed the ball to senior Luis Martinez. Martinez then dribbled a defender and rifled the ball into the back of the net, tying up the game.
However, while Dons were celebrating that they forced a draw, referees blew their whistles and waved their arms.
The referees took away Acalanes’ goal, stating Martinez had fouled a player prior to scoring. The refs then ended the game, resulting in Campolindo’s victory.