Defense leads to a tie for women’s soccer

Chico State’s women’s soccer team was caught in a stalemate Sept. 3. Neither the ‘Cats or the Azusa Pacific University Cougars were able to score a goal and the game progressed into double overtime.

The game between the ‘Cats and Cougars lasted 110 minutes, and resulted in a 0-0 tie. Chico State found success early in the season and remained undefeated after opening on a two game road trip; giving them a 1-0-1 record.

The Wildcats only attempted three shots in the game and chose to focus on their defensive tactic. First year goal keeper Caitlyn Duval earned four saves in the game, and lead the team’s defensive effort.

The Cougars played an aggressive game and controlled the ball for a majority of the game. Azusa Pacific was able to remain on offense for most of the game. Chico’s successful defense, lead by Duval, prevented the Cougars from scoring.

Chico State will be facing Seattle Pacific University on Sept. 7, on the ‘Cats home field.

Gabriel Moreno can be reached at [email protected], or on Twitter @GabeSports3.