Titans' soccer shutout by Clackamas

11/10/2010 16:41

Team to focus on playoff game on Nov 10

Alan K. Fox - THE TORCH

Issue date: 11/10/10 Section: Sports
 
Kiki McDonagh and the Titans play Shoreline in a home playoff game on Nov. 10
Media Credit: Alan K. Fox
Kiki McDonagh and the Titans play Shoreline in a home playoff game on Nov. 10

The Titans traveled to Oregon City to take on Clackamas in a match-up of the top two teams in Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges' Southern Region on Nov. 10 in the teams' last regular season game.

The Cougars (15-2, 14-0 Southern Region) outplayed LCC to a 3-0 shutout.

The NWAACC leading-scorer sophomore forward, Jennifer Jackson, who had two goals in the game, led Clackamas to the victory.

The Titans (10-5-2, 8-4-2) fought hard for the first 20 minutes before the Cougars proved why they're undefeated in the region.

"I told the girls today if we won the physical battle and aerial battle we would win the game," head coach Dave Ellis said. "I think that we did that for 20 minutes."

We made a silly mistake and for the rest of the game we weren't there and we weren't committed," Ellis continued.

The Cougars got their first goal of the game from Jackson inside of the 22nd minute off an assist from sophomore defender Lindsay Bauman.

Clackamas was quick to score again with a goal off a header by sophomore midfielder Gabby Nevell. The assist was issued to freshman forward Yasmina Cota, who performed the corner kick.

The second half was much of the same with crisp passing and ball control by the Cougars.

The third and final goal of the game was scored by Jackson inside of the 52nd minute from an assist by freshman defender Aryn Rayford.

The Titans look to return to their winning ways when they host Shoreline in a first round match on Nov. 12 at 3 p.m.

"All thoughts are to our Wednesday [playoff] game and getting a win there and then moving on to Walla Walla," Ellis said. "All that really matters is Wednesday and that's what our thoughts are on."