“We had a guy dribble right into pressure, he lost it, and then they made us pay,” Jovel said. “It’s those small moments, small seconds. If we can clean some of those things up we’re going to turn it around.” The Cougars didn’t log a shot on goal and had six shots on the night, with Matthew Garcia leading the team with two. Their best chance to score came after Iban Alaniz was fouled in the penalty box while attempting a header at the 86:08 mark. Rather than a penalty kick, the Cougars were given an indirect free kick and Tyler Jovel missed high. “I really don’t know why we weren’t given a penalty kick,” Garcia said. “We’ve just kind of been getting unlucky like that of late.” El Camino ended with four shots on goal but had just one total shot in the second half. Meanwhile, the Cougars were unable to knot the score despite four second-half corner kicks compared to none for the Warriors. “Every ball we put in on the corners we made a play on,” Garcia said. “We just have to keep our heads up and try not to force things just because we’re struggling.” Valencia alum Caesar Dominguez had a breakaway off the left side with about 25 minutes to play but, like Tyler Jovel, missed high. The Cougars have been shut out their last three games and they finish out their non-conference schedule Friday at home against Los Angeles Mission College. NOTES — The Canyons women’s soccer team (8-2) directly followed the men’s game and beat Moorpark College 1-0 on a goal from Saugus alum Hailey Phipps at the 89:49 mark.
COC men's soccer trailing 1-0 after El Camino scores on this free kick; 11:43 left to go in first half. pic.twitter.com/adjz11UBl0— Ryan Posner (@ryanposner_) October 4, 2017