Women's Soccer: Tigers Score Two Unanswered For Comeback Overtime Win at UC Santa Barbara
After falling behind in the 73rd minute, goals from Kristina Wavomba and Angelica Figueroa gave the Pacific womens soccer team a 2-1 overtime win over UC Santa Barbara Sunday. Figueroa scored the game winner with 10 seconds left in the first overtime session.
In the 100th minute, Wavomba came down the right side to the edge of the box, and crossed it over to Figueroa, and the junior forward beat UCSB keeper Makenna Henry on a left-footed one-timer with 10 seconds left in the overtime session.
Wavomba tied the game in the 81st minute, with a header off a corner kick from Sammi Teramae at the 80:17 mark, sending a cross into the box and Wavomba finished from five yards out, burying it from five yards out on the left side.
Its a huge win over a very good team. These two teams [Cal Poly and UCSB] were in the final the last two years, so to beat both of them in the same weekend, on the road, is pretty massive, Keith Coleman said. Coming back shows the experience of this team. They arent being faced with anything they havent seen before. Our defense is playing great, and Jill [Medigovich] is playing great, and now were confident well be able to score goals when we need them. Were playing really, really well right now. But it doesnt mean anything if we dont come home and take care of business.
It was the third goal of the season for Wavomba, who now leads Pacific with three goals and three assists for nine points.
Figueroas game-winning goal was he second of the season, and with four assists, she is the Tigers second leading scorer this season with eight points.
Redshirt senior Jill Medigovich made seven saves in net for the victory, including a save in the 93rd minute on Jacqui Simon to keep the game tied in overtime.
With the win, Pacific evens its overall record at 6-6-3, improving to 6-2-2 against unranked opponents. More importantly, the Tigers moved into a tie for second in the Big West Conference along with Cal State Northridge, who plays UC Riverside Sunday night.
Pacific out-shot UCSB 13-12, but the Gauchos owned an 8-4 edge in shots on goal.
After a scoreless first half, the Tigers fell behind as Kailyn Kugler scored in the 73rd minute to put the Gauchos up 1-0, as she finished a cross from Erin Ortega, for her sixth goal of the season.
The Tigers have six goals in their last three matches after scoring six in their first 12 matches of the year.
Pacific returns home for a Thursday match-up with UC Davis at Stagg Memorial Stadium, in a 7 p.m. kickoff.