Tigers Drop Home Contest To Sacramento State
The Pacific women's soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to Sacramento State on Sunday, Sept. 22, at Knoles Field. Pacific is now 1-6-2, while the Hornets improved to 4-4-1.
"We created a great number of offensive opportunities with 32 shots and 13 corner kicks," said Head Coach Keith Coleman. "We held possession for the majority of the match and are disappointed that we were unable to get a result. We have one more game before we begin conference play and are looking at it as an opportunity to put together a complete 90 minute effort from back to front."
The Tigers had a distinct offensive advantage in the first half, outshooting the Hornets 16-9, keeping the ball on the front half a majority of the half. In the 17th minute, Sacramento State went ahead 1-0 when Alyssa Anderson scored off of a rebound from a save by Tiger goalkeeper Lena Perry. The Tigers evened it up on a freshman connection at the 22:39 mark, when Matti Long sent a very nice lead pass to Alex Hussar, who finished to the right corner. The Hornets went up 2-1 on a second goal by Anderson at 29:48 after a long lead pass from McKenna Swanson.
The flow of play in the second half was again controlled by Pacific. The Tigers ended up with a 16-3 shot advantage in the second half, but could not find the back of the net. Four of the Tigers' shots came in the final 10 minutes, including a shots by senior Maricela Padilla and Hussar in the last two minutes that came very close to evening the match. Sacramento State goalkeeper Hannah Gendron had 14 saves for the Hornets.
Pacific is next in action with a home match against UC Davis at Knoles Soccer Field on Friday, Sept. 27. The match is slated for a 7:30 p.m.