Women's Water Polo: Tigers Down No. 16 California Baptist, 9-7
One minute into the first quarter Pacific took a quick 1-0 lead as freshman Jasmine Myles (Auckland, New Zealand) took advantage of a 5-meter penalty shot. Myles struck again at the 1:45 mark notching her second goal to put the Tigers up 2-0. The Tiger defense held the California Baptist scoreless until the 1:13 spot when the Lancers found the back of the net to make it a 2-1 contest. But Pacific responded with :13 left in the quarter when sophomore Allison Kosich (Stockton, Calif.) scored a goal to make it a 3-1 game.
At the start of the second quarter Jennifer Grutz of California Baptist notched a goal with 6:31 left on the clock to cut Pacific's lead to one. Junior Catherine Collett (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and Myles scored back-to-back goals at the 1:51 and :09 spots respectively to give Pacific the three point advantage entering the half.
Trailing 5-2 entering the third quarter the Lancers came out strong notching three consecutive goals to tie the game at five goals apiece. But the Tigers responded with two back-to-back goals from juniors Dara Tawarahara (Honolulu, Hawaii) and Bridget Geck (Huntington Beach, Calif.) to take the two point lead. With :47 left in the quarter Jennifer Grutz of California Baptist notched her second goal of the contest to cut Pacific's lead to one. Myles closed out the quarter notching her fourth goal of the game to give the Tigers the 8-6 lead.
In the final frame Bethany Quertermous (Humble, Texas) tallied Pacific's final goal with 2:07 left in regulation making it a 9-6 game. The Lancers concluded the contest notching a goal with 1:43 left on the clock for a final score of 9-7.
The Tigers were led by freshman Jasmine Myles (Auckland, New Zealand) who notched four goals in the contest. Freshman Brooke Millar (Auckland, New Zealand) recorded 13 saves on one steal in the cage for Pacific.
Pacific continues action at 4:25 pm against No. 9 Hartwick.
Pacific: Myles 4, Geck, Quertermous, Tawarahara, Collett, Kosich.
Pacific: McCarthy 2, Tawarahara 2, Kosich, Quertermous, M. King, Millar.
Pacific: Millar 13.