Durham, N.H. – Pacific Field Hockey played its first true road game of the season on Friday, Septemeber 14 against the New Hampshire Wildcats. The Tigers scored within the first 30 seconds, but would fall to the 21st ranked team in the country 7-1.
The win improved New Hampshire to 3-3, the loss dropped Pacific to 3-4.
The Tigers scored their first goal on an unassisted goal by junior Paige Counsman at the 22 second mark to go ahead 1-0. Counsman received an entry pass from Maggie Grindatti and ripped a shot at the New Hampshire keeper. The save was made, but Counsman never quit on the ball and put her own rebounded shot to the back of the cage.
However, the lead would be short lasted as Kellie Joyce beat Molly Macierz just over two minutes later to knot the score at one. Then back-to-back scores by Hannah Richard and another from Casey Pohlmeyer left the score at 4-1 heading into halftime.
The Wildcats would tack on three more in the second half to leave the score at its final spot, 7-1.
In the cage for the Tigers was the combination of Macierz and Maggie Corder. Macierz finished the game with four saves, while Corder finished with three stops.
The Tigers have tomorrow off, but return to the field for its final game in New Hampshire against No. 23 Maine on Sunday, September 16 at 9:00 am PST.