By Matthew Snyder
University High School sophomore midfielder Adam Dolinsky twice found himself open on the left wing during the first five minutes of the second half in Monday’s non-league matchup against Branson on Friday at the Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields, but his teammates failed to pick him out with a pass on both occasions.
Then in the 46th minute, junior forward Sam Reyes won possession in the center of the field and, after steering two defenders along with him, Reyes nudged a pass with the outside of his right foot into the path of Dolinsky, who finally made his diagonal run in on goal.
Dolinsky raced onto the pass and fired an unstoppable shot past Branson goalkeeper Ben Kullavanijaya, who could do nothing but watch it fly into the top-left corner.
That goal proved to be all University would need in an impressive 1-0 non-league victory that provided a small measure of revenge for their 2-0 loss to the Bulls in last season’s North Coast Section Division II semifinals.