The Titans soccer team won 3-0 in an Oct. 23 game against the Chemeketa Community College Storm.
According to Titans head coach Dave Ellis, the game was a must-win even though they already have a spot in the playoffs.
The first score of the game came from sophomore defensive midfielder Caitlin Castillo in the 20th minute. The crowd came alive as she headed the ball into the back of the net.
The matches turned physical as two of the Titans received yellow cards. This didn’t stop freshman forward Jordan Hevern from scoring in the 42nd minute.
“It was a physical game and we worked really hard. We knew we had to win,” freshman forward Aubrie Hood said.
The Titans received extra comfort in the win as freshman center midfielder Courtney Fieldhouse scored in the 86nd minute.
“Putting up three goals compared to the loss to Clark gave us a confidence booster,” sophomore goalkeeper Samantha Schoene said.
Lane vs SWOCC
The Lane Titans won against the Southwestern Community College Lakers in a 4-0 game on Oct. 26 at Coos Bay.
The Titans record now stands at 9-4-1 as they head into the last two matches of the season. Their next match is against top ranked Clackamas cougars on Oct. 30.
“We played really well, played with a lot of confidence and a lot of aggression,” coach Dave Ellis said.
Freshman forward Aubrie Hood scored for the Titans in the 7th and 39th minutes of the game. This gives Hood a total of six goals at this point in the season.
As the Titans prepare for the second meeting with the Cougars, they are looking to improve on the mistakes they made in the first meeting on Oct. 11 when they tied 0-0.
“(We need to) put our chances away, we had chances last time and got a little bit unlucky. Maybe a little lack of composure because of the size of the game,” Ellis said.
Playoffs are coming up and the Titans are looking to be either the second or third seed behind Clackamas, who have already clinched the top spot in the South Region.
“I like our chances. I don’t think we are favorites to go through. I don’t think anyone wants to play us and I think we feel like we can beat anyone,” Ellis said.