COLUMBIA— Hearing Columbia College women's soccer coach John Klein describe his team's performance Sunday night as "total domination," you'd never guess the game ended in a scoreless tie.
Despite out-shooting their opponents 22 to 7, the Cougars drew 0-0 with Avila University after 20 minutes of overtime in their home opener. Columbia College, last year's American Midwest Conference champions, is now 0-2-1 on the season.
"We haven't scored all year, so I'm just frustrated," Klein said. "We did this last year, where we outplayed nearly every opponent, but we haven't scored a goal. I'm happy with the style, I'm happy with the effort, I'm frustrated with the result."
The domination he was referring to earlier? That would be Rock Bridge High School alum Laurie Frew. The freshman had a team-high six shots against Avila in her first game as a Cougar.
"I mean obviously we're upset that we didn't get the win, because we should have," Frew said. "I'm happy with my play, but the team really helped me out to get those good chances. Unfortunately I wasn't able to finish though."
Sunday's lack of results aside, Klein has confidence in Frew's potential for goal production this season.
"She played 120 minutes and didn't get tired," Klein said. "She's totally relaxed. She just kept working, she just kept grinding, she's getting chances. She's going to score 10-15 goals."
The Cougars have two more games before they start conference play on Sept. 20. Klein said he hopes by then, his team will kick into gear.
"We can feel good about the way we're playing soccer, but every one of those girls has to dig down deeper," he said. "And hopefully it's starting to hurt a little bit not getting results."