Tigers And Lehigh Draw 1-1 At Saint Mary's College Classic
The Pacific women's soccer team played to a 1-1 draw with Lehigh on Friday, Sept. 13. It was the Tigers' first match of the Saint Mary's College Classic. Pacific moved to 0-4-2 on the season, while Lehigh is now 1-2-1.
The Tigers fell behind 1-0 at the 5:45 mark of the first half, when Danielle Salans scored from 15 yards out to the upper left corner. It was just over the out-stretched arms of goalkeeper Tashia Long. Senior Maricela Padilla evened it up at 1-1 on a goal from five yards out off of a well placed cross from senior Brittni Beeman at the 16:49 mark. The Tigers outshot Lehigh 11-4 in the first half, while corners were tied at 1-1.
Pacific had complete control of possession until sophomore Nicole Penick was given a red card at the 53:54 point in the second half. From that point on, the Tigers had 10 players and played a bit more cautiously. Despite being down a player, the Tigers still held a 7-4 advantage in second half shots. Neither team scored the rest of the half, heading into overtime.
In the two overtime periods, the Tigers outshot Lehigh 4-3. Beeman had Pacific's best scoring opportunity in overtime, missing just off to the right at the 98:02 mark. Lehigh's Murphee Greeley floated in a shot at 104:37, but Long was able to keep the match going.
Pacific outshot Lehigh 22-11 for the match and 4-2 on corners. Long had three saves for the Tigers, while Ashley Blanks had eight saves for Lehigh.
The Tigers are next in action with an 11 a.m. match on Sunday, Sept.,15 against New Mexico at the Saint Mary's College Classic.