NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Without a reliable offensive attack thus far this season, Providence High boys' soccer Coach Kordo Doski has seen firsthand that giving up one goal on the other end can be too much for his team to come back from.
In their latest match, the Pioneers played with effort and showed tenacity on defense, but eventually gave up that dreaded goal in the 21st minute of the second half.
And against a struggling offense, it was all Liberty League opponent Oakwood needed to clinch its 1-0 win at Glendale Community College Saturday.
"We don't have enough offensively," Doski said after the team's second 1-0 loss to Oakwood this season. "We defend well, but we just don't have the firepower on offense."
Providence mustered up eight shots for the game — five of them coming on free kicks.
Oakwood tallied 21 shots, but a majority of them had little chance of finding the back of the net given the distance and angle and most of the ones that were on target were stopped by Providence's goalkeeper Gevork Arabyan, who had 14 saves.