Dragon boys derailed by Jags, girls drop OT heartbreaker at Windsor, host Analy tonight
Senior Diego Benítez (No. 17) controls the ball for a run upfield as teammate Iván Chávez (left, No. 11) follows the play during the Dragons’ SCL loss to Windsor Friday afternoon at the high school field.
In a pivotal match ending the first round of Sonoma County League play, the Sonoma Valley High School varsity soccer boys were denied their fifth-straight SCL win when Windsor came to town and outplayed them for most of the match, scoring a goal in each half for a 2-0 victory Friday afternoon at the high school field.
The second-place Dragons (4-2) now face a must-win game in the SCL title race against fellow defending SCL champion and current first-place Analy (6-0), at 7 p.m. tomorrow night, Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Karlson Field in Sebastopol.
Sonoma’s boys then host SCL foe Healdsburg at 4 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 7, at the high school field.
After falling behind by two early goals, Sonoma’s varsity soccer girls went on to control the majority of the action, but, frustratingly, couldn’t find the net with a series of shots on goal and were edged by visiting defending SCL champion Casa Grande last Tuesday.
Unfortunately, the offensive woes continued on the road Thursday for the Lady Dragons, who, again, took decidedly more shots, while dominating most of their match, with Windsor, but ended up dropping a heartbreaking 1-0 decision in overtime.
The Sonoma girls will try to break their scoring slump, which has reached three straight matches, when they host SCL rival Analy at 7 p.m. tonight under the Arnold Field lights. In their first meeting, the Lady Dragons were upended 2-0 in Sebastopol by Analy.