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October 15, 2005
Jason Cannon

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The NAIA’s No. 1-ranked Azusa Pacific and GSAC-leader Point Loma Nazarene played 110 minutes of soccer Saturday afternoon but neither team could come up with a goal and as a result tied, 0-0.

The Cougars outshot the Sea Lions, 9-7 but could not find the back of the net. They had several opportunities late in the second half and in overtime but were turned away each time.

“We had some chances late in the game when we realized that we didn’t want to tie,” said head coach Jason Surrell. “There was 1 ball that went across the mouth of the goal that we thought had a chance to go in but unfortunately it didn’t”

Goalkeeper Jill Colfer blanked the Sea Lions recording 3 saves in the process.

The Cougars defense was once again outstanding in the match. The backline of Megan Cardin, Mandy Heins, Julie Fletcher, and Lauren Vroom allowed only 3 shots on goal and just 7 total in the contest.

Azusa Pacific took 6 corner kicks but each time the Point Loma Nazarene defense was able to clear any hope of a score. Cardin and Shannon Coe each had 2 shots on goal.

The Sea Lions (8-3-2, 4-1-1) retain their lead in the Golden State Athletic Conference over the second place Cougars (10-0-3, 3-0-3) by 1 point, 13-12.

The Cougars remain very much alive in the GSAC title hunt and will now gear up to play The Master’s next Wednesday, at 4 p.m.