Griffin’s attempt at a win streak fell woefully short, as the Bears now fall to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in region play. Dutchtown remains undefeated at 2-0, 2-0.
The Bulldogs used their blazing speed and ball-handling ability to sprint past the Bears on a cold and windy night Tuesday. Even when Griffin looked to have a quick path to the ball, Dutchtown players would come out of nowhere to intercept it. The Bulldogs spent the majority of the match in Bears territory and they passed the ball well to each other for their goals.
Dutchtown senior Melvin Bass got the party started for the home team, scoring the first goal at the 30:11 mark of the first half. Kozi Izundu scored four minutes later for the 2-0 lead and Bass’ second goal of the contest at the 18:14 mark gave Dutchtown a 3-0 lead. Kingsley Mani’s goal one minute later made the score 4-0 and it looked like Dutchtown would run-rule the Bears.
Griffin played hard and buckled down on defense, keeping the score 4-0 at halftime.
The rest of the match was a mere formality. Dutchtown’s speed allowed them to pressure Griffin in the second half and the Bears couldn’t make any headway. Griffin seniors Brandon King and Marco Ibanez had some shots on goal, but they were few and far between on this night.
Izundu scored his second goal of the match at the 37:44 mark of the second half to give the Bulldogs the 5-0 lead, followed by a goal one minute later from Ryan Kangiser for the 6-0 margin. Bass completed his hat trick for the 7-0 lead and the final goal of the match was scored by midfielder Myles Harris.
Griffin looks to rebound from this loss when it plays at region foe Riverdale Friday at 7 p.m.