BRUINS EXTEND WINNING STREAK TO 10 GAMES
October 12, 2007 11:00 pm

By Josh Bronson

Pilot staff writer

It's been 23 days since anyone has scored a goal on the Brookings-Harbor High School girls' soccer team; a span of over 520 minutes of shutout soccer.

On Wednesday, the Bruins (10-0) continued their unbeaten streak with their sixth straight shutout, blanking the Glide Wildcats 3-0.

"We play so well as a team, front to back, that it's so hard for teams to score on us," Coach Paul Angove said. "We're so well conditioned, we move the ball well and we know where to position ourselves."

The Bruins came out a little slow in the opening moments of the game, but soon turned it up and put the pressure on the Wildcats.

"They challenged us at first," Angove said. "But then we really started to take over and wear them down."

After a number of scoring opportunities, the Bruins were able to get on the board in the 30th minute as Jessie Goergen blasted a shot over the goalie's head for a 1-0 Bruin lead.

Just two minutes into the second half, Goergen notched her second goal of the game and 15th goal of the season with an assist by Kara Miller to put the Bruins up 2-0.

The Bruins continued to play solid defense throughout the rest of the game and added an insurance goal in the 77th minute as Jillian McCool pounded the ball into the back of the net for the 3-0 lead.

Molly Moncrief and the rest of the Bruin midfield continued to pass the ball well, making smooth transitions from the defense all the way up to the strikers.

For the season, the Bruins have outscored their opponents 33-2 and are tied for second in the state for fewest goals allowed in the 4A/3A/2A/1A Special Districts.

Along with the Baker Bulldogs, the Bruins are only one of two teams who have not suffered a loss or tie on the year.

And with only four league games remaining, the Bruins only need to win two of their final four games to clinch the Far West League championship.

The next game for the Bruins is against the Umpqua Valley Christian Monarchs, the last team to score on the Bruins, at home on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 4:30 p.m.