Tough loss for Dixon at West Campus
The game started off strong for both teams. Overall, there was a high level of intensity. However, Dixon soon proved to be the dominant team.
After just a few minutes of play, Dixon had already created several scoring chances but could not put one away. Luckily for West Campus, they had a good goalie who kept them in the game and still gave them a chance. West Campus also had their fair share of chances, but goalkeeper Jose Romero denied them all.
Another problem West Campus faced was yellow cards. In the first half alone, three of their players received yellow cards, and the team ran a greater chance of having somebody ejected. Many fouls were committed on both teams, but the Rams were able to keep their cool.
In the first half, everything went Dixon’s way, but the only problem was that they could not score. They had the opportunities; however, they just could not capitalize. The game remained a tie at 0-0 at half time.
The second half continued the way the first half ended: Dixon was completely dominating. Dixon switched out goalkeepers, and Cesar Guerrero made his
way back on the roster. It seemed as if they were going to put one away soon, but the game took a complete 180 degree turn.
After about ten minutes of play in the second half, West Campus scored. One of their wingers crossed the ball, and a West Campus forward put a head on it, deflected it off of a Dixon defender, and scored. Dixon was now down 0-1 and the momentum of the game changed slightly.
Even though they got scored on, Dixon never gave up. For the rest of the game they kept attacking, and they tired out the West Campus defense. The yellow card issue for West Campus was never resolved, and it resulted in the expulsion of one of their players. Even with one less player, they held their ground. Dixon also got a couple yellow cards of their own, but it was no big deal.
Dixon’s problem was not that they could not create any opportunities, but because they could not put any of them away. Near the end of the game, West Campus dropped everyone back so they could defend their lead, and they succeeded. Dixon did not score, and the final score was 1-0 for West Campus. No Dixon team has been able to win at that field, and even though they got close, they could not make it happen.
Dixon looks to bounce back after the tough loss and hope to beat their next competitors, Mesa Verde. They play at the Dixon High School stadium, and there will only be a varsity game at 7 o’clock.