Warriors keep title hopes alive in 0-0 tie

The Carpinteria High girls soccer team outshot Grace Brethren 22-4 on Wednesday, but was unable to find the back of the net and the teams tied 0-0.

With a win in its match tomorrow against Fillmore, the Warriors will guarantee at least a share of the Frontier League title.

“We had some really nice passing a lot of people played really well, especially the seniors” head coach Lucy Carleton said.

This was the Warriors’ last home game of the season, and the seniors were honored for their contribution to the program.

The Carpinteria defense held Grace Brethren without a shot on goal for nearly 70 minutes.

In the 67th minute, the visiting team was awarded a free kick just outside the penalty box and whipped a shot around the wall, but senior goalkeeper Tania Arroyo made an acrobatic save and kept the game level.

Both teams went down to 10 players in the second half after the referee handed out two questionable red cards. Both ejections came without a preceding yellow card, and the players and coaches on both sides felt the decisions were unnecessarily harsh.

Lois Stanley was the Carpinteria player who received one of the red cards and will miss the team’s next match.

The Warriors (6-0-3 league) have been competing with Grace Brethren for the league title and will win it outright with a win tomorrow and a Grace Brethren loss to Bishop Diego. If both teams win they will be co-champions and coin toss will determine the top seed in the playoffs.