Pacific Doubles Up UC Davis, 4-2
Pacific Field Hockey earned a crucial NorPac conference victory Friday, besting the UC Davis Aggies 4-2 at Maxwell Family Field in Berkeley, Calif. The game was a designated home contest for Pacific, which improves to 4-10 (2-2 NorPac) on the year. UC Davis falls to 4-9 (2-2 NorPac) on the year with the loss.
The Tigers got the scoring started early, as they scored on their first corner attempt of the game. Freshman Kyleigh Morrison scored off assists from seniors Katelyn Tatar and Melissa Maultsby to put Pacific ahead 1-0.
The Aggies would respond quickly, however, as Agustina Singh scored off an assist from Cloey LemMon to level the score at 1-1 just three minutes and fifteen seconds into the game. Davis would then pull ahead as Kristin Rodgers scored off the break, again from Cloey LemMon at the 9:36 mark of the first half.
Immediately after having an apparent goal disallowed, the Orange and Black went unfazed back on the attack. Senior Maggie Grindatti scored off the deflection from freshman Nicole Laskosky to even the score at 2-2 at the 15:17 mark of the first half.
The 2-2 scoreline would hold until halftime. Sophomore Maggie Corder made two saves in the first half for Pacific.
The second half belonged to the Tigers. Senior Emily Tregoning opened the second period scoring just more than ten minutes into the half, scoring an unassisted goal, her sixth of the year, from just inside the circle, besting the UC Davis goalkeeper Danielle Herrington for the 3-2 Pacific advantage.
Pacific would widen its lead to 4-2 at the 53rd minute mark, after being awarded a penalty corner. Sophomore Hannah Bettencourt inserted to freshman Katharine Egan, who assisted Emily Tregoning on the goal, which soared over Herrington towards the top of the UC Davis goal.
Tregoning's seventh goal of the season would be the last of the contest, as Pacific walked out of Maxwell Family Field with a 4-2 victory, leveling its NorPac record at 2-2.
Senior Paige Counsman led the Tigers with four shots, as Tregoning added 3 of her own. Corder ended the game with 5 saves.
Pacific will next be in action on October 26th against No. 16 Michigan. The game, at Stanford's Varsity Field Turf, will begin at 3pm.