It is a full day for the Dayton Dutch Lions FC as the men have departed to take on the Michigan Bucks and the women will play host tonight to the Columbus Eagles. Both teams are riding winning streaks and look to continue their winning ways.
The Lady Lions (3-0-0 9 points) are leading the Women’s Premier Soccer League’s Valley conference and are looking at their first repeat opponent as the defeated Columbus 1-0 on the road last week. The first match was a lightning-delayed, rainy match that saw the girls dominate every facet of the game except the scoreboard. They out-shoot their opponents 23-1, corner kicks were 12-0 and possession was 75% – 25%.
“I liked how the girls played last weekend. We improved, as the weather improved, and I believe we will have a strong performance this evening. We have trained very well and being at home is always good. The chemistry of the team is improving and I want us to continue to grow as a team. I am confident we will do that tonight,” shared Head Coach Ian Richardson.
The kickoff for the ladies is at 7:00pm at the Doc Stadium on the campus of West Carrollton high school. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ddlfc.com or at the gate. Adults $8.00 and Youth $5.00….5 and under are always free.
The men know the challenge ahead of them as they also played this evening’s opponent just last week. They had a similar 1-0 victory of the Bucks and know that it will take a strong effort to duplicate that result tonight.
“This team is responding so well to what we are working on in practice and they have carried out our game plan wonderfully the past two matches. I also love how they are building on each game. We have improved our performance four straight matches and that is a good sign. We will need to have a stellar performance and I am looking for that tonight,” said Head Coach Sid van Druenen.
The Lions (2-1-1 4 points) sit in fourth place of the Premier Development League’s Great Lakes conference.