Riding a two-game losing streak, the Centralia College women’s soccer team tied up its rival Lower Columbia, 0-0, Wednesday night in Longview.
The Trailblazers were outshot in the loss, but held on strong on the back end to preserve a tie.
Blazers coach Clarence Gunderson credited his keeper Maggie McAuley, and defenders and midfielders Emma Browning, Grace Vestal, and Abigail Hansen for stepping up Wednesday.
“Offensively we struggled to get going,” Gunderson said. “We’re missing some key starters in the central part of the field. Our team identity, tonight we were world class defensively. We’re a team that loves to do it out of the back, defensively we were strong, not giving up too many goals because of how well we can defend.”
The Blazers take on South Puget Sound on Saturday at home next at 7 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.