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College Soccer: Blazers Get Blanked in Season Opener

By The Chronicle

TACOMA — The Centralia College women’s soccer team put up a good fight in the first half of their first game of the season against the Titans here on Thursday. The second half was not as kind to the Trailblazers, though, as they surrendered five goals on the way to a 6-0 loss to Tacoma Community College.

The Blazers were able to keep the Titans off the scoreboard for the first 31 minutes of the contest before Aubrey Smith got loose for an unassisted goal before the intermission. Tacoma got hot in the second half with goals in the 52nd, 58th, 65th, 86th and 88th minutes of play. Those goals were scored by Isabella Weaver, Brennah Llanos, Emma Schmidt, Hailey Sargent, and Weaver again, respectively. Weaver, Eva Maggie, and Lauren Glazebrook assisted on three of those second half scores.

Meanwhile, the Blazers were only able to get up four shots in the contest. The most exciting part of the second half for Centralia came in the 85th minute when Haylee Ward drew a yellow card from the referee.

Goalkeepers Erin Connally and Bethany Dinh split time in the box for the Blazers. Connally managed seven saves on ten shots while Dinh stopped two of five shots on goal.

Centralia (0-1) was set to play Clackamas College at the Starfire Complex in Tukwilla at 6 p.m. on Friday. The Blazers will be back at it again on Aug. 28 when they play at Portland College.

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