Pacific Falls 1-0 To No. 10 Portland
The Pacific women's soccer team played a strong match against No. 10 Portland, but fell by a count of 1-0 on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Knoles Field. Pacific is now 1-8-2, while the Pilots improved to 9-1-1.
"We played as a very disciplined and organized unit tonight," said Head Coach Keith Coleman. "We held a very good Portland team to eight total shots. I am very proud of our effort and we are excited about our future."
A majority of the first half was played in the midfield, as neither team could take a clear advantage. Portland outshot the Tigers 3-1, with neither team taking a corner kick. Senior Maricela Padilla took Pacific's only shot of the first half, missing just high.
In the second half the teams again played even, though Portland was able to score the lone goal of the match. At the 58:03 mark, Portland's Micaela Capelle intercepted a back pass by the Tigers, and was able to put her shot into the right corner. The Tigers had two opportunities to tie it in the late going, with Padilla and junior Malaya Cabrera both coming up just short of scoring the equalizer. The Pilots held a 5-3 shot advantage in the second half, and 8-4 for the match. They also had five corner kicks in the second half, while Pacific came up empty in that category.
Senior Tashia Long played strong in the goal for Pacific, with three saves.
The Tigers are next in action at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 with a West Coast Conference match at Saint Mary's.