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    Pacific Field Hockey: Alumnae Game Goes To Veterans in 3-2 Finish

    Apr 24, 2010

    It was past vs. present Saturday afternoon on Brookside Field as the Pacific field hockey Alums took on the current tigers in the annual Alumnae game. More than 10 classes were represented on the field including members of the 1989 team being inducted into the Pacific Athletics Hall of Fame on April 24.

    The contest was officiated by three-time All-American Luci Lagrimas (85). One of the newer traditions of the alumnae game, having the graduating seniors play on the side of the Alums, proved to be costly for the current Tigers.

    Kim Keyawa (Chico, Calif.) opened scoring in the contest on a pass from Erica Nestle (09). Three minutes later, Katy McDonough (Ventura, Calif.) followed through on a dish from Vianney Campos (07) to give the Alums a 2-0 lead heading into halftime.

    McDonough would score her second goal of the afternoon on pass from fellow senior Brianna Cummins (Fallbrook, Calif.) putting the Alums up 3-0.

    With just under eight minutes to play, the current Tigers began their comeback. Redshirt freshman Victoria Matsumoto (Vista, Calif.) knocked in a goal from the top of the circle off a penalty corner inserted by freshman Jenna Vivian (Gilroy, Calif.) that was stopped by redshirt freshman Doreen Stern (San Jose, Calif.).

    Matsumoto then assisted junior Sarah Miceli (Los Gatos, Calif.) on a chip with 4:34 to play that pulled the current athletes to within one. A corner with a little under two minutes to play would be the athletes last chance to score. But great defensive play by the Alums cleared the ball out the circle as they held on for the win.

    The Alumnae game was only the beginning to the celebration for the field hockey team this weekend. On April 24, the 1989 team will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as the first Pacific field hockey team to win the NorPac Conference Championship and go on to the NCAA tournament. The 1989 team went 9-6-1 and finished with a 4-2 record in conference play. Former Head Coach Carla Konet, who was also in attendance on the sidelines for the game, was named Conference Coach of the Year. Nita Bruner, Tina Royce and Wendy Crain received All-Conference honors and were named to the All-West Region team. Crain was also selected to the Honorable Mention All-American team for her play that year.

    Alumnae Present By Class


    Luci Lagrimas (85) **


    Mindy Cannaday (92)

    Aimee Esch Walsh (92)

    Melissa McNutt (92)*

    Janel Wing McCarthy (93)

    Phyllis Rogers (93

    Angela Teran (93)

    Laura Young (93)*

    Kim Gartland (98)*

    Brenda Doyle-Martin (99)

    Leanne Tarr (02)

    Jenny Hogan (04)*

    Cameryn Kato (04)*

    Heather Kottmeier Maurin (04)

    Cathryn Perkins (04)*

    Vianney Campos (07)*

    Elle Busch (08)*

    Kara Raynor (08)

    Sasha Larsen (09)*

    Melissa McGhee (09)*

    Kelly Miller (09)*

    Danielle Neault (09)*

    Erica Nestle (09)*

    Ashley Niccum (09)*


    Brianna Cummins (10)*

    Kiddy Leubane (10)*

    Katy McDonough (10)*

    Lisa Muhl (10)*

    Kim Keyawa (10)*

    *Played in the game

    **Officiated the game