'Unlucky' game ends 0-0

10/08/2009 17:29

Titans end game in a stalemate

Chas Cassidy of The Torch

Issue date: 10/8/09 Section: Sports
 
Freshman forward Alyssa
                        Vera battles a Skagit Valley player for possession in the Oct. 3 at
                        LCC.
Media Credit: JB Botwinick
Freshman forward Alyssa Vera battles a Skagit Valley player for possession in the Oct. 3 at LCC.
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Media Credit: JB Botwinick
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The Titans went head-to-head against the Skagit Valley Community College Cardinals Oct. 3, concluding with a no-score tie. Saturday marked the Titans' second tie game of the season, leaving them third in the South Division.

LCC dominated much of the field early in the game, forcing the Cardinals to play defensively.

"Unofficially, it was 13 shots on goal to only 3 for them, if that tells anything," Brent Ellison, statistician for the game, said.

The Titans kept control of the ball all the way through the last few minutes of the game.

Despite the Titans not scoring, head coach Dave Ellis was positive about his team's performance.

"I thought we dominated the whole game and were incredibly unlucky not to score," he said.

"I think that it went really well. We didn't get a goal in, but we all worked really hard together and we worked on things and had a good outcome," defender Ashley Roberts said. "We really wanted to win, so we pushed as hard as we can and went to every ball that we could."

The game remained, with some fluctuation, evenly matched. Skagit goalie Adrianne Ridenhour proved a formidable obstacle, preventing several goals throughout the Titan's domination of the field.

"The game was played on a field with two evenly matched teams," Cardinals coach Tony Mulbreght said. "The Lane team played very, very hard. Well matched game."

Spectators appeared satisfied with the tie.

"At least they didn't lose," said Linda Likens, aunt of midfielder Sara Jones. "At least the other team didn't win."