The 0-2 Amador Dons soccer team came into their match against the Monte Vista Mustangs in the East Bay Athletic League opener Tuesday knowing a loss would put a serious dent in any hopes to go all the way this season but were unable to get into a much needed offensive flow. At halftime, the Dons were down with a 1-0 score.
In the second half the Dons passing game began to click and there was an offensive flow as the ball was being passed with precision and pressure on the Monte Vista defense increased. Jason Chow took a pass from Dane Shaffar down the left flank, then into the Mustang box and toward the goal. The Monte Vista defender took the ball away from Chow with a hard challenge but the ball ended up 29 yards from the Mustang goal. Defender Tyler Pangia read the clear all the way and was first to the ball. Pangia sent a rocket that ate up the back of the net and brought the crowd at the Fabled Amador Pitch to their feet as the Dons tied the match at 1-1. Play intensified for both sides but neither team was able to net the elusive game winner and the final whistle blew with the match tied at 1-1.
With the tie the Dons are now 0-2-1 in league and 7-4-1 overall.
Tri-Valley Futsal registration opens
The Tri-Valley Futsal season will start Feb. 25 and will end in late April, typically one day a week with no games during spring break. Find more information at www.tri-valleyunited.com. Cost is $90 per player, $720 per team.
Gym locations are in Dublin for the five-a-side indoor soccer play. Tri-Valley United has a Super Juniors program for training U6 and U7 soccer players.