Women's Water Polo: Tigers Fall In Overtime to No. 14 UC Davis, 10-9
The Tigers opened the first quarter taking a 1-0 lead on a goal from junior Bethany Quertermous (Humble, Texas) at the 7:11 mark. Freshman Jasmine Myles (Auckland, New Zealand) put the Tigers up 2-0 with her first goal of the game with 4:38 left on the clock. UC Davis cut the Tiger to one 52 seconds later, but Pacific regained the two point advantage when Bridget Geck (Huntington Beach, Calif.) notched a goal at the 3:01 spot. The Aggies closed the quarter tallying a goal with 2:27 left in the quarter.
Pacific entered the second quarter leading 3-2 when Myles scored her second goal of the contest to put the Tigers up 4-2. UC Davis notched back-to-back goals to tie the game at four goals apiece. The Tigers regained the two point lead on back-to-back goals from Geck and Myles to end the half leading 6-4.
UC Davis opened the third quarter scoring back-to-back goals to tie the game at 6-6. Junior Melissa Loper (Napa, Calif.) scored her first goal as a Tiger to put Pacific up 7-6 at the 4:54 mark. The Aggies ended the quarter tallying goals at the 2:55 and 0:32 spots to take the 8-7 lead.In the fourth frame junior Dara Tawarahara (Honolulu, Hawaii) scored her first goal of the season to tie the game at eight goals apiece with 7:27 left on the clock. The Tiger defense stepped in the final minutes while freshman Brooke Millar (Auckland, New Zealand) picked up five saves in the fourth quarter in the cage for Pacific to shut out the Aggies sending the game into two three minute quarters of overtime.
In the first overtime period Millar recorded two saves while neither team could find the back go the net to take the lead and the game remained tied at 8-8. The Aggies opened the second overtime period scoring back-to-back goals at the 2:45 and 1:51 spots for the 10-8 lead. Myles tallied her fourth goal of the contest to make it a 10-9 game, but the Tigers were unable to overcome the Aggie one point lead.
Pacific continues action today at 6 p.m. against Cal State East Bay.
Pacific: Myles 4, Geck 2, Tawarahara, Quertermous, M. Loper, M. King
Pacific: Millar 14.