Women's soccer kicks season off right
Freshman forward leads team to 4-2 record
Alan K. Fox -THE TORCH
Titan soccer (4-2) has started the season with a bang. The women have won four of their first six games, and have claimed three of those victories by shutting out their opponent.
Freshman forward Bronte Jorgensen has led the charge on offense, scoring five of the Titans' 10 goals so far this season. In the home opener against Tacoma (0-4), Jorgensen outscored the opponent all by herself, earning LCC the win 2-1 on Sept. 15. She is tied for third in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges for goals scored.
"I have shocked myself on how well I have been playing, Jorgensen said. "I think I can play a lot harder at times, but that just means I need to work a little harder in practice. All in all so far I have been pleased with how I have been playing."
"Jorgensen scores goals," said coach Dave Ellis after the victory over Tacoma.
After losing the season opener against Walla Walla (6-0-1), the Titans were able to bounce back with two shutout victories in Mt. Vernon, Wash against Skagit Valley (0-6-1) and Wenatchee Valley (2-3) on Sept. 8 and 9. Jorgenson scored the only goal of the game during the Skagit Valley game, and freshman goalkeeper Erin Lewis earned the shutout. Mallory Branch recorded the other shutout in a match the Titans won 4-0.
LCC continued to stay hot with another victory against Highline (2-3) on Sept. 18 in Des Moines, Wash. Lewis claimed her second shutout of the year and scored on goals by Jorgensen and Reed Levings, who also earned an assist on the Jorgensen goal.
"I love this team like it's my own family'," Jorgensen said. "We all get along so well and play so well together. "
Another standout for the Titan offense is freshman forward Katie Bidwell, who is tied for second in the NWAACC for assists with 4. Bidwell has scored one goal of her own as well.
After hitting the road to Washington for a two-game road trip against Green River on Sept. 24 and Clark on Sept. 29, the Titans will return to Eugene for a three-game home stand starting with a game against Olympic on Oct. 2.