Dublin High School played host to 2 more Senior Nights last week, and is looking forward to two more Senior Nights this week as the East Bay Athletic League season winds down.
The Girls Soccer program honored 9 seniors in a pre-match ceremony on Thursday, and proceeded to tie one of the North Coast Section’s top teams (Amador Valley) 0-0. In their next match on Saturday at Granada, the Gaels overcame an early 0-1 deficit to pull off a much-needed 2-1 victory over the Matadors. Emma San converted a penalty kick at the end of the first half and then Gianna Masinter scored what proved to be the winning goal on a free kick just outside the box midway through the second half.
With the victory, Dublin pulled back to a .500 overall record at 4-5-5. If Dublin can finish the regular season with a .500 overall record or better, the Gaels will likely earn a bid to the NCS Division I tournament. Dublin has road matches this week at California on Tuesday, January 30th and at Dougherty Valley on Thursday, February 1st. Both matches kickoff at 6:30.
The Boys Basketball team also enjoyed success on Senior Night, overcoming a 34-37 halftime deficit to prevail over Amador Valley 67-57. Dublin was powered by a stingy defense which limited the Dons to just 20 points in the 2nd half en route to the victory. Despite losing to Granada on Saturday night, the Gaels are still 18-6 overall and can reach the key milestone of 20 regular season wins if they defeat California on Tuesday, January 30th and Dougherty Valley on Friday, February 2nd. Tip-off for both contests is at 7:30.
Looking ahead to this week, the Girls Basketball team has three home games against EBAL opponents. The Gaels host California on Tuesday, January 30th at 7:30, Dougherty Valley on Friday, February 2nd at 6:00, before finishing the week with Senior Day against Granada on Saturday, February 3rd at 3:00.
The Boys Soccer team also will be celebrating Senior Night this week, hosting the Wildcats on Thursday, February 1st at 6:30. Dublin is looking to keep possession of the Stone Leaf Trophy that both teams compete for as part of the annual rivalry. Last season, the Gaels forged a tie with the eventual EBAL champions (Dougherty Valley), but because Dublin had won 2-1 the previous season were able to keep the trophy.
For those unable to attend events in person, all of the home action will be live-streamed for free on the Athletics’ YouTube channel “Dublin Gaels Live.”