Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Snazzy new site for high school athletes.
With the 2012-13 soccer season on the horizon, Dayton soccer coaches are urging friends, family and soccer boosters to visit the Bulldogs soccer team website. The site is loaded with information, including the team roster and schedule, photos and more. Check it out here.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Win in 4th round of Sudden Death PKs!
The Dayton Bulldogs' 2012 Varsity Soccer team was successful this past weekend as they won the Soccer Palace of West Orange's U-16 indoor tournament. The team, comprised of players that will form the nucleus of Dayton's 2012 Varsity team was formed by Tyler Citrin, a co-captain of the squad. This was the first time in school history that Dayton entered a contingent in a tournament during the off-season. Dayton blew through the first two games defeating the Wharton MH Knights (6-3) and the Staten Island Knights (3-0). Scoring was a balanced attack as goals were scored by all members of the team (Citrin, Yosuf Salomon, Kenny Rocha, Andew Shanes, Zachary Wolcott, Luke Heleno, Jason Barreira, & Asmar Johnson.) Holding the fort & filling in for…
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Bulldogs' dream of state title repeat ends in sectional semis
Sometimes it's just not your day. That was basically the attitude struck by the Dayton boys soccer team on Tuesday after it suffered a 1-0 loss to Glen Ridge in the semifinal round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 state tournament at Meisel Field in Springfield. Dayton, whose season concluded at 15-2-2, was seeking to repeat as overall Group 1 state champions after it shared the championship with Palmyra a year ago. On Tuesday, Glen Ridge (18-4-1) received the only goal it would need as John Winchell scored off a feed from Jamie Smith with about 15 minutes remaining in the second half. Dayton tried furiously to get the equalizing goal, but could not penetrate Glen Ridge's defense, anchored in the second half by goalie K.C…
Monday, November 8, 2010
Bulldogs defeat Brearley, 3-1; to host Glen Ridge next
This year's version of the Dayton boy's soccer team isn't going to sneak up on any opponent. That kind of respect comes with being a defending state champion. And that's okay with Roy Cabrera. "We know that every opponent we face is going to bring it 100 percent," said Cabrera, a senior midfielder. "So we have to match that intensity every game. And that's fine with us." On Saturday afternoon, Dayton continued its march to successfully defending its NJSIAA Group 1 state title that it shared with Palmyra last fall when it defeated Union County rival Brearley of Kenilworth, 3-1, at Meisel Field in Springfield. Dayton (15-1-2) received two goals from Andrey Zuniga and a strike from Jesus Montes to advance to Monday's North Jersey, Section …
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Boys Soccer team blanks Roselle Catholic 2-0.
This season, Dayton boys soccer team has succeeded through a combination of timely goals and a suffocating defense. Monday's game against Roselle Catholic a Union County Tournament first round game was no different. Jesus Montes and Kenny Pereira scored first-half goals and Brandon Moss turned aside eight shots to post his eighth shutout in nine games as ninth-seeded Dayton earned a 2-0 victory over 16th-seeded Roselle Catholic at Meisel Field. Dayton (10-0-2) will now face the winner of Wednesday's game between eighth-seeded and defending champion Cranford and 17th-seeded Hillside in a second-round game on Saturday. If Cranford wins, the game will be in Cranford, if Hillside wins, Dayton will host at Meisel. "We scored early which was …
Monday, October 4, 2010
Dayton junior has excelled in goal
A year ago, Brandon Moss was asked to step into the Dayton lineup when then-starting goalie Jordan Sack went down with an injury in the Bulldogs' very first game. And the 6'2", 200-pound junior hasn't missed a beat. Moss, a junior this year, has excelled in goal for Dayton, registering seven shutouts last year in helping the Bulldogs to its first-ever state title as it tied Palmyra, 0-0, for the NJSIAA Group 1 crown on Nov. 21. Moss made nine stops in the final to cement the championship. But Moss points to Dayton's 2-1 group semifinal victory over Wallington as the most nail-biting of last year. "By far I was more nervous for the Wallington game," said Moss, who had a season-high 14 saves in that contest. "That game was so close and back …
Thursday, September 23, 2010
The Bulldogs take a 4-0 mark into action Friday
When Dayton takes to the pitch on Friday at rival Brearley of Kenilworth, it will put its undefeated record on the line. The Springfield school’s 4-0 start is its best since it began the 2006 season with the same record.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Confidence from '09 Group 1 state title builds confidence for season opener
When Dayton takes to the pitch Saturday afternoon for its season-opener at Roselle, the Bulldogs will do so with a label they've never enjoyed before. Defending state champions. At Hillsborough last Nov. 21, Dayton tied Palmyra to capture a share of the NJSIAA Group 1 state title. Dayton had last appeared in a state final 50 years ago when it bowed to Verona in the Group 3 title game in 1959. "Things are a little different this year in many ways," says head coach Felix Fabiano. "We have guys back that played in some capacity last year and we also have a lot of kids that didn't. "Hopefully, the those that didn't can learn from those that did." Dayton finished 17-6-1 a year ago and Fabiano earned the Union County Boys Soccer Coach of the …
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Team members received championship rings
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The Jonathan Dayton High School soccer team, which won the school's first ever Group 1 state championship title last November when they tied Palmyra, was honored by Springfield's board of education at its March 8 meeting. The team members received their championship rings. For Patch's coverage of the soccer team's historic postseason, click here and here.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Dayton boys and Palmyra Panthers battle to scoreless tie in Group 1 finals, named co-champs
With both the Jonathan Dayton and Palmyra boys soccer teams looking for their first Group 1 state championship in school history on Saturday in Hillsborough, the contest ended in perhaps the best possible way for both squads: in a tie. On Saturday night, the Group 1 powers battled to a scoreless tie through two overtimes, in search of Group 1 supremacy. Because it was the last soccer game to be played this year in the state, and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association doesn’t want its championship games decided by penalty kicks, the contest was called a tie after two overtimes. “It was just a great game. I thought that we were the better team, the way we struck the ball,” said Dayton head coach Felix Fabiano. “I thought …