By Chris Wood and Ted Ju
The fifth ranked BCC women’s soccer team lost in a 1-0 shutout to Shoreline (SHCC) last Saturday. This was the final game of the regular season before Playoffs.
The only goal to be scored came at 72 minutes into the game, with Amber Vinegar, SHCC midfielder, kicked the ball over Kristina Myles, BCC Goal keeper, for the goal. This gave Shoreline the 1-0 lead
“They just got lucky on that one,” said Kayla Longaker, BCC Midfielder.
The closest BCC got to making a goal was a direct free kick at 71 minutes by Daniela Gonzalez, BCC Midfielder. Gonzalez’s kick was too high as it bounced off the top of Shoreline’s Goalbox.
This was part of the second half that saw Shoreline make several attempts on BCC’s goal. This included a scramble of several attempts at BCC’s Goal line at 50 minutes that stopped by Myles.
“[Our] gameplan was to go around the sweeper and attack the sides,” said Mark Szabo, Shoreline soccer coach.
BCC’s plans for the second half involved rushing to the outside of the field and playing to it as well, said Frank Lee, BCC head soccer coach. Felix Harrison, BCC assistant soccer coach, said BCC needed to pass the ball to where players would be for sure. Both coaches said that the forwards needed to take more shots at the goal.
This was in response to a scoreless first half that consisted of BCC and shoreline trading shots at each other’s goals. Both teams were evenly matched in this respect, said Lee.
“But in the end they had the lead,” said Longaker.
The previous meeting between these teams was on October 4. The game resulted in a 1-1 tie between Shoreline and BCC.
BCC claimed the divisional title in the west division of NWACC. Their Season record 13-4-3.
BCC will face either Columbia Basin or Skagit Valley this Saturday at 1:00 p.m.