CHATHAM, NJ - On most nights, the frustration of a scoreless tie in a game that was dominated by Chatham in possession and scoring opportunities would feel like a loss rather than a tie.
But the Chatham's girls soccer tie with Parsippany Hills on "Cougar Night" was viewed as a positive by coach Gary Adair on Friday night at Cougar Field.
Chatham (9-5-1) was thwarted time and again by Vikings goalie Alex Jurrow, who finished with 15 saves. Still, it was a good night for the Cougars, who had surrendered 15 goals in going 3-1 in its previous four games.
"Tthe keeper made a couple of good saves," Adair said. "On the balance of the game, we should have won. But you have to take positives. We've conceded 15 goals in our last four games, and we've got a shutout against nine-win team. For us, we've got to take a positive out of the night."
Elizabeth Droner's shot is saved by Par Hills goalie Alex Jurrow in the first half
Elizabeth Droner hits a drive that is tipped over the top by the Par Hills keeper
Lizzie O'Neill makes a bid to score for Chatham that bangs off the near post
Lizzie O'Neill just misses after receiving a pass from Chloe McGlynn