Romero Scores, But Field Hockey Falls To No. 17 Michigan

Romero Scores, But Field Hockey Falls To No. 17 Michigan

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Pacific Field Hockey answered Michigan's opening score, but the 17th ranked team in the nation proved to be too much on Friday, September 28. The Tigers fell to the Wolverines 7-1 on Ocker Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The victory improved Michigan to 7-4, while the loss dropped Pacific to 3-7. 

The Wolverines got the scoring started at the 6:11 mark when Axelle Wouters reached the back of the cage with her fourth goal of the season to make the count 1-0.

However, the Tigers would quickly answer just 17 seconds later when Samantha Romero notched her fourth goal of the year. On the play, Dinah Compton ripped the ball towards the keeper from just outside the circle, which was deflected in by Romero in front of the cage.

The contest would stay tied at one for 15 minutes, but Michigan would score in the 18th, 21st and 22nd minute to put the score at 4-1 heading into the half. 

12 minutes out of the break, Aisling Naughton added her second goal of the game to make the score 5-1. After goals from Jamie Dean and Leslie Smith the score was at 7-1 where it stay for the remainder of the contest.

In goal for the Tigers senior Ashlee Schlesier notched 14 saves in 56 minutes. Schlesier was relieved in the cage by freshman Maggie Corder.

Pacific will have off tomorrow when it travels to East Lansing, Michigan for a contest against Central Michigan on September 30 and Michigan State on October 1.  Both contests are scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. ET.