The Millikan and Lakewood girls’ soccer teams were left in differing moods after finishing in a 0-0 draw in a physical Moore League game Thursday afternoon.
For Millikan (3-3-6, 2-0-2) it was a disappointing result after being the aggressor for a majority of the match while controlling time of possession and outshooting Lakewood 14-3.
“Ultimately, when you get multiple sitters in the six and you can’t put it away you can only blame yourself for not taking care of those chances,” Millikan coach Tino Nunez said. “We know (these games) are going to look like coming in, so we just hope to get that first (goal).”
The Rams had the Lancers (5-3-2, 3-0-1) on their heels in a physical first half where nine fouls were called — seven being called on Millikan.
“After the ref saw how the game was going, he was like “I’m going to slow this down,” so he started calling more fouls,” Nunez said of the physical play. “Every ref is different and that’s fine.”
For Lakewood, coach Luis Turcios was pleased with how his team responded with their backs against the wall the majority of the match. Turcios pointed out the play of his junior goalkeeper Tatiana Bullock for her strong play.
“Tati came out big,” Turcios said. “She saved us and she came out big. It was a sloppy game, we didn’t play well. They had the chances, but it showed the resilience of my team — and the battle. So, I’m happy with that part of it.”
Bullock was aggressive on her line for the Lancers coming up with 10 saves.
“I was just trying to protect my line,” Bullock said. “I’m the keeper, I have to protect my home field.”