Sonoma boys dominate, finally beat Trojans late
Lady Dragons blanked by Petaluma, host power Casa today
Senior Antonio Robles (right) heads the ball upfield during the Dragon boys’ SCL win over Petaluma Friday afternoon at the high school field.
With their multiple-touch offense, tempo-controling midfield and shut-the-door defense, the Sonoma Valley High School’s varsity soccer boys dictated the play of their Sonoma County League match with longtime rival Petaluma, but just couldn’t find the net on a sun-baked Friday afternoon at the high school field.
Finally, late in the hot-weathered match that was stopped twice by the referee for water breaks, the Dragons broke through on a staggering Petaluma team as senior Iván Chávez scored the lone goal off an assist by Diego Benítez for a one-goal lead, which became a 1-0 win when senior goalie Ezequiél Vázquez made a stellar late save.
In a pair of SCL matches, the Dragon boys face Casa Grande at 7 p.m. tomorrow night, Sept. 28, in Petaluma, before hosting Windsor at 4 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 30, at the high school field.
Sonoma’s varsity soccer girls couldn’t break through Petaluma’s defense and ended up dropping a 2-0 SCL road decision last Thursday night at Durst Field.
The Lady Dragons host defending SCL champion Casa Grande at 4 p.m. today at the high school field, before playing at league foe Windsor this Thursday, Sept. 29.