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Cougars Play to Scoreless Draw vs. No. 3 SBCC

College of the Canyons midfielder Cesar Dominguez drives down the field during the Cougars' match vs. Santa Barbara City College on Sept. 25, 2018. Jacob Velarde/COC Sports Information.
College of the Canyons midfielder Cesar Dominguez drives down the field during the Cougars' match vs. Santa Barbara City College on Sept. 25, 2018. Jacob Velarde/COC Sports Information.

By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director

College of the Canyons played to a scoreless draw with No. 3 state ranked Santa Barbara City College on Tuesday, during a home match in which the Cougars created a number of scoring opportunities that couldn't be capitalized on.

Canyons (2-2-2) has played to a draw in two of its last three games after starting the season 2-0.

COC goalkeeper Gabriel Ochoa recorded two saves to get the clean sheet.

SBCC (5-1-1) tallied 19 shots in the game compared to 11 by the Cougars. The Vaqueros also earned five corner kicks, while Canyons had two.

COC sophomore Andres Lozano had three shots in the game, including a pair of scoring opportunities in the second half but was unable to get the ball past a responsive Vaquero defensive unit. Jose Luis Ruiz was also active on the attack with three shots of his own.

The draw result dropped SBCC down to No. 6 in the most recent California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA) statewide poll. The Cougars are currently unranked.

Canyons will face another highly regarded opponent when the Cougars travel north to face No. 4 state ranked Taft College at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Stay up to date on all this season's action by following the College of the Canyons Athletic department on social media at @COCathletics on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. 

—Photo by Jacob Velarde/COC Sports Information Director

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