Girls soccer: Federal Way and Decatur settle for scoreless tie

"Coming off inspired performances in a win over Thomas Jefferson and a tie with league-leading Curtis, Decatur came out with a somewhat lackluster performance for its crosstown girls soccer matchup with Federal Way Friday afternoon.Likewise, the Eagles played less than inspired soccer.The result was a scoreless tie with but a handful of serious scoring opportunities.Both teams were a little rough tonight, said Decatur coach Brandon Frederick. We can do a lot better. Not that Federal Way is a bad team, but we could have played better.Federal Way coach Dennis Pichette also noticed the letdown in the Gators play, especially after watching Decatur come from two goals down to tie Curtis earlier in the week.That's the worse Decatur game we've seen, said Pichette, who was equally unimpressed with his team's play. There were hardly any shots. There was no energy or excitement.Some of the teams' troubles can be linked to the shooting incident near Federal Way High School on Monday. That closed Jefferson and Federal Way high schools and forced the teams to move their Tuesday games to Thursday.Playing back-to-back hurt us a little bit, Frederick said. Federal Way senior Sophia Tolentino hopes this performances is enough to convince her teammates that more needs to be done if the Eagles return to the state playoffs for the second consecutive year.We're holding a meeting on Monday to get everyone's attitude straight and see what everyone's goals are, Tolentino said Friday. We're starting a new half of the season. We need to start with a new attitude and a new style of play.The closest scoring chance in the game came five minutes into the second half when Liz Hendricks blasted a 30-yard shot off the Decatur crossbar. "

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