Lady Dons Soccer Ties Campolindo With Late Game Heroics

By Tommy Fellner //

The Acalanes Womens Soccer team drew their match with Campolindo 2-2 this Wednesday night.

Campolindo’s offense came out with a vengeance, after losing both matches to the Lady Dons last year.

The Cougars notched two goals in the first half of the game. Acalanes faced two uncharacteristic defensive lapses that resulted in the Cougars’ goals.

Going into the half, the Cougars still led 2-0, largely¬†controlling the game and stifling the Lady Dons’ offense.

The Cougars retained their hold on the game through much of the second half. But the Lady Dons weren’t done just yet.

With only 7 minutes to go sophomore Emily Smith broke the Acalanes scoring drought, connecting on a free kick form over 30 yards out.

This amazing goal inspired the rest of the Lady Dons’ team and they came out with a new fury, realizing they still had a shot to avoid a loss.

Acalanes’ offensive attack came to life and they were suddenly threatening the Cougars’ defense again, but this time there attack was stopped with a Campolindo foul.

Smith attempted the free kick again but was not as lucky as the Campolindo goalie blocked it but Sasha Sadoff rushed in, hunted down the ball and kicked it into the goal, tying up the game.

Acalanes was unable to score in the dying seconds, but their last minute effort was enough to avoid a loss.

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