Lincoln’s crucial game against Center ends in tie

Neither club able to score
By: Joshua Gutierrez/Lincoln News Messenger
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Looking to keep pace with Placer and Colfax in the Pioneer Valley League standings, the Lincoln High girls soccer team suffered a setback as Wednesday’s game with Center ended in a 0-0 tie.

For the second time in this year, Lincoln tied with Center. The first such occurrence came earlier this month and ended in a similar scoreless deadlock.

Lincoln had three opportunities to score in the last 10 minutes but was turned away each time.

In the 83rd minute, Madeline Brown’s first shot on goal came from 20 yards out but was caught by Center’s goalkeeper.

Two minutes later, Silvia Fernstorm attempted a shot on goal on a free kick opportunity. The shot missed left.

In what may have been Lincoln’s best chance to score, Alicia Chavez outran her defender to set up a one-on-one situation with the Center goalie in the 87th minute.

In the save of the match, the Cougars’ goalie caught Chavez’s attempt with just 5 yards separating the two.

Lincoln was unable to get another shot in the final two minutes.

Lincoln will now turn their attention to Foothill April 29, as the Lady Zebras look to keep their PVL title hopes alive in the last home game of the season.

In the final game of the 2013 season, Lincoln will travel to Placer May 2 with PVL title implications possible.

PVL – Colfax 5-1-1, Placer 5-2-0, Lincoln 4-2-2, Foothill 3-3-2, Center 1-5-2, Bear River 1-6-1.

Read the full story of Lincoln’s game with Center in the May 2 publication of the Lincoln News Messenger.