The Lane Community College’s women’s soccer team are currently Regional Champions, with a 12-2-2 record, and they are on an 8 game winning streak.
Leadership from head coach Erica Jensen, strike-through offensive presences from Taylor Boyer, solid goal-keeping from Erica Cogbum and a locked-down defense are keys to their success. With no injuries on the team, the women are looking healthy coming into playoff time, and they are looking for a big playoff push.
There are many reasons why the women are doing so well. Boyer is the offensive backbone for this team, scoring 10 goals through this Titan winning streak that has lasted over half the season. With her goal scoring, you also have to look at who is getting her the ball. Its a team effort feeding the ball to Boyer. Eight athletes have combined for 13 assists over the course of the eight game winning streak.
Cogbum continues to provide consistent defense, with 9 shutouts, and 51 saves this year. She has only given up one goal this October. Cogbum has 18 saves in their 8 game winning streak. Titan defensive pressure in the middle has been preventing any internal threats for Cogbum, and their defensive wing play from Emily Walker, and Mecca Ray Rouse has been preventing the midfield pressure from pushing up into the middle, as well as preventing a cross.
This is Jensens’ second year coaching the Titans. She is having a great deal of success with this very young team of nine freshman and nine sophomores.