DVC comes up empty in second straight tie


Fidel Ontiveros

Karla Ramos(7) and Icela Rodriguez(12) attacking opponent in a game between DVC and Sierra at DVC on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. The teams tied 0-0.

Julianna Cardinale, Staff member

Scoring struggles lead DVC to another 0-0 draw against Sierra last Friday, dropping DVC to seventh place in the Big 8.

Both DVC and Sierra started off strong with a few scoring opportunities, but neither team could put a goal in the back of the net.

“I think one of our biggest problems offensively was our service in the box,” said head coach Cailin Mullins, “we just didn’t provide our forwards and midfielders with good services.”

Coach Mullins emphasize how those bad services in the box was what reduced their opportunities offensively.

Even into the second half DVC managed to get a few shots on goal by forward Julia Curran that went high over the crossbar, being DVC’s closest chance of scoring.

“We need to be smarter off the ball,” said goalkeeper Katie McLaughlin, “we need to find each other and put the goals in the back of the net.”

The players, including forward Gabby Silva, see how scoring is a huge issue for this team, “We need to get better crosses on to goal,” said Silva, “and we need to make better choices in front of the goal and finish them.”

For the last few weeks DVC has their difficulties scoring goals, “We are kind of at a loss,” said coach Mullins, “we have been working on scoring in training for the last couple days and they were doing well with it.”

Coach Mullins believes that if the team is smarter with the ball, they can score a lot more throughout the rest of the season.

DVC still has enough time to work their way back to the top of the Big 8 if they can find a way to score some goals.

The next home game will be on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 3:30 pm.