Pacific Drops Tough Home Match To UC Davis
The Pacific women's soccer team dropped a tough 1-0 decision to UC Davis on Friday, Sept. 27 at Knoles Field. Pacific is now 1-7-2, while the Aggies improved to 3-5-2.
"Our goal tonight was to deal with the things we could deal with, and I think we did a pretty good job of that," said Head Coach Keith Coleman. "We played a pretty even game, even though we rested some people. It was a great opportunity for some of our younger players to step up, and I think they did that. We're happy with the performance, if not the result."
The match was closely contested throughout, with UC Davis holding a 5-3 edge in first half shots. Neither team had a shot until UCD's Lexi Poppoff had a shot field blocked by the Tigers at the 13:19 mark. Senior Maricela Padilla had the Tigers first shot, while senior Brittni Beeman and sophomore Zarette Munoz-Aguilar each had their shots saved. The teams went to halftime with the score tied at 0-0.
The teams again played even into the second half, but a hand ball in the box called against Pacific gave UC Davis a penalty shot. Ashley Edwards scored on the penalty kick at 56:07, the lone goal of the game. Freshman Alex Hussar had two chances for the Tigers in the late stages of the game, but both opportunities in the final 19 minutes came up short.
Pacific was outshot 12-8 for the match, with the Aggies holding a 7-0 advantage in corners.
The Tigers are next in action at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, with their first ever West Coast Conference match against Portland.