GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra’s match with visiting Vacaville ended in a 1-1 Sierra Delta League tie Thursday.
“The last time we played Vacaville, it was 3-1 (loss) but this time we have dominated them and just couldn’t get the last goal we needed to seal the game,” Grizzly coach Trenton Mol said.
The Grizzlies played a tough game keeping the ball mostly down by the Falcons’ goal. Jamzin Lutey-Willard, Erin Anderson, Brittney Borello, and Breeze Biaz hustled up and down the field controlling the ball and assisted the team with its efforts to score.
On defense, Laura Russel was aggressive along with Lexi Chiarrati, Sage McArthur and Golden Sierra goalie Jenna Pendzinski (12 saves).
Eighteen minutes in, Anderson assisted Biaz to get the Grizzlies on the board.
Vacaville keeper Madison Kelly made it tough for the Golden Sierra to break the tie. On the other end, Russel, McArthur, and Chiaratti had great focus on keeping the ball away from the Falcons.
“We have improved tremendously. We are talking and passing a lot more. We are meshing as a team and understanding the game more together too,” Pendzinski said.
Golden Sierra’s attentiveness and hustle on the field was key Thursday as was the Grizzlies’ motivation to take the Falcons down.
“We played better than ever before. We are working better as a team but still have room for improvement,” Lutey-Willard said.