Amity-Dayton Battle In 0-0 Tie

By Jeremy McDonald

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DAYTON, Ore.–  Amity was facing a totally different Dayton Girls Soccer team than the one they faced early in the season when the Warriors defeated the Pirates 5-0 on September 8 at Amity High School.  But the two teams looked primed and ready to go for the3A/2A/1A postseason after their 0-0 gridlock Monday afternoon in Dayton.

Dayton focused up, riding the momentum from their previous nine games entering this contest, and pressured the Warriors in the hopes of handing Amity their first defeat since August.

“We were definitely pushing a lot harder, we’ve worked a lot harder as a team than when we started out and overall we just improved a lot,” the Pirates’ Natalie Oliveria said.  “(My defense) is my saving grace.  They’ve definitely improved as we found out who works well where and it’s well improved from last time as well.”

The Warriors Kylie Kendall too credits her defense in helping her as Amity pitched ninth shutout of the season as the Girls Soccer program locks up the top seed out of the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 conference  Kendall also points towards them passing the ball around as well to their success on the pitch on Monday in particular.  It’s just part of a historic season for the Amity Girls Soccer team as the Warriors look for a possible 12th win  of the season Tuesday at Gervais against the Gervais/Kennedy squad.

The Amity and Dayton Girls Soccer teams will hope to carry their unbeaten streaks into the postseason following their 0-0 tie Monday at Dayton High School (Picture By Jeremy McDonald)

“The coaching definitely.  It’s always a positive practice and it’s fun, but we also focus on things to work on for that game,” describes Kendall.  “Our coach said that this is the first time having 11 wins in a season and in any season, I feel like that’s a good accomplishment.  This is my last year, so it’s nice to enjoy it with my team and have a good team that supports you.”

Amity’s unbeaten streak is at 13 with the Warriors 11-0-2 over that span.  

As for the Pirates, they’ll finish the regular season Wednesday when they host Western Christian at 5pm for Senior Night at Dayton High School and are hoping to extend their own unbeaten streak as well.  Dayton’s unbeaten streak currently stands at 8-0-2 with eight shutouts over that span.

Photos By Jeremy McDonald

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