By Lauren Keck,
The Davis High men’s soccer team was finally able to clinch a victory against Dixon, after tying with them on Dec. 3 in the Blue Devil Tournament. On Friday, Dec. 9 they beat Dixon 2-0.
In the first half, Dixon put up a fight, but Davis had possession of the ball for the majority of the time. At the end of the first half, Davis scored its first goal.
Sophomore Carsen Quick sent a well-weighted ball through to senior Andrew Roessler, who scooped it past his marker, turned on the jets, and buried it in the back post.
Halfway through the second half, junior Kailas Dhond beat his man and struck a low shot to the back post, which was tapped in by another player, but it was called offsides and declared invalid.
Roughly 30 minutes into the second half, Davis made its second and final goal of the game. Roessler got a foot onto a well struck cross from junior Elijah Alba, and subsequently flicked the ball past the goalkeeper, who was caught in no man’s land.
Davis won, but some players expected them to win by a greater margin, based on Davis’ ranking compared to Dixon’s.
“Although Dixon isn’t a bad team, Davis is traditionally much better and our attack should be capable of scoring more than two goals on them,” junior Justin Maddox said.
Davis was able to execute some good passes throughout the game, but found themselves continually interrupted near the net, all but two times.
Two DHS players received yellow cards during the game: juniors Kieran Swenson and Danny Castro.
Overall, players were content with the game, but still hope to improve even more throughout the season in order to continue through to the playoffs.
“It was our best performance of the season, but there’s still a lot of progress to be made,” Swenson said.
For now, Davis will take it game by game, and are looking to their non-conference game against Napa on Wednesday, Dec. 14 to further improve as a team.