Category Archives: Soccer

Disappointing ending to successful soccer season

Ally King heads the ball towards goal against Shoreline Community College
Lane’s Ally King heads the ball towards goal against Shoreline Community College on Nov. 7 in the second round of the NWAC playoffs. Lane was eliminated from the playoffs after two extra 10-minute periods and a penalty kick shootout.
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The Shoreline Dolphins delivered Lane’s women’s soccer a season ending loss this past Saturday. It was a defensive showdown that ended in a penalty shoot-out after two extra periods.

“PK [penalty-kick] shootouts are a tough way to end a game … let alone a season,” Head Coach Erica Jensen said.

The Titans’ aggressive offense managed to take fourteen shots on goal while their virtually impenetrable defense, led by freshman defensive forward Crystal Adame, kept Shoreline on their heels. A gut-wrenching five player penalty shootout defined the victor.

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Women’s soccer team win streak grows to eight

Valentina Loza battles PCC player Chantale Byrum on Oct. 7, 2015 at Lane
Valentina Loza battles PCC Panthers player Chantale Byrum on Oct. 3, 2015 at Lane. Photo by Justin Cox.

Lane’s women’s soccer team had their eighth shutout in a row a home on Oct. 7, 2015, defeating Chemeketa Community College 3-0.

Pikake Hix continued her hot streak under the lights on Wednesday night, scoring three goals to lead the Titans to victory. With 14 goals, Hix is now second in overall scoring in the Northwest Athletic Conference. Emily Hillestad also contributed with an assist to Hix in the 44th minute of play.

With this win under their belt, the Titans are now 9-3-1 overall and 6-0-0 in league play, keeping them in first place in the NWAC Southern Region. Not only is Lane on a eight-game winning streak, but a eight game shutout streak. Returning sophomore goalkeeper Erica Cogburn has not allowed a goal since Sept. 9, 2015, which was scored by Everett Community College.

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Women’s soccer team is on a roll

(left to right): Erica Cogbum, Taylor Boyer, Mecca-Ray Rouse, Kyleigh Janndro, Breana Burger, Courtney Fieldhouse, Emily Walker, Jordan Hevern, Karlee Wilcox, Mikaila Riddle, Serena Boehm, getting recognition for being scholar athletes in their last regular season game Oct. 28, 2014.Photos by: Taylor Neigh

(left to right): Erica Cogbum, Taylor Boyer, Mecca-Ray Rouse, Kyleigh Janndro, Breana Burger, Courtney Fieldhouse, Emily Walker, Jordan Hevern, Karlee Wilcox, Mikaila Riddle, Serena Boehm, getting recognition for being scholar athletes in their last regular season game Oct. 28, 2014.
Photos by: Taylor Neigh

Taylor Neigh
Reporter

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.

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