Titans See Varied Results At Festival - Women's Soccer

08/28/2016 20:24

By Jarrid Denney | For The Register-Guard

Lane Community College introduced two new fall sports programs on Saturday afternoon, and each of them found varying degrees of success in their respective debuts.

The Lane men’s soccer team and the Lane volleyball team each kicked off their 2016 campaigns with the Northwest Athletic Conference Fall Festival, held at the Willamalane Center in Springfield and Lane Community College.

The Lane women’s soccer team, which won the NWAC Southern Region last year, also took part in the tournament, which features 32 volleyball teams, 28 women’s soccer teams and 22 men’s soccer teams.

Lane women’s soccer, which has established itself as one of the top programs in the conference of late, got a tough early-season test in its opening match. The Titans fell 3-0 to 2014 NWAC champion Peninsula.

Hoku Afong, Kelly Kevershan and Marriah Perez all scored for the Pirates, and Lane struggled to create chances despite controlling possession for much of the second half.

“Honestly, we’re fortunate that we get to play Peninsula this early on in the season, because they’re going to be a final four team,” Lane coach Erica Jensen said. “It’s a good test for us; they made us better today. Their speed of play is quick. It’s a big adjustment for us and it’s nice for us to have to adjust to.”

Lane will host 2015 NWAC women’s soccer champion Spokane at home today at 8 a.m.