SPRINGFIELD, NJ - It took until the second half, but the Jonathan Dayton Girls Soccer team finally broke through for the game-winner against Rahway in the first round of the Union County Tournament.
Playing on another cool and inclement afternoon, Dayton struggled throughout the first half to get their passing game going. However, the Bulldogs did get several chances on net, which were punched away by the Rahway keeper.
In the second half, Taylor Gollin received a good feed and potted it into the net for what would hold up as the only score of the game in a 1-0 win for the Bulldogs.
After the game, Dayton head coach Matt Lynch recapped what he had seen from his team in the win.
"In the first half, we had opportunities," Lynch said. "A couple open shots that we just didn't bury. I gotta give Rahway credit. They played hard, it was a hard fought game...but in the second half, Taylor got a good and scored for us."
Lynch also spoke about Union, the next opponent in the county tournament.
"Union is competitive," he added. "They're in the upper division and we play tough teams, so we've got a good shot at being competitive and hopefully we're successful."
The girls will play next against Union in the second round of the UCT. There has not been a start time officially posted on the school's website yet.