The Tigers fell 4-1 to the No. 4 Syracuse Orange Monday morning, dropping their record to 1-1 for the season. Syracuse is now 3-0 after defeating Stanford and UC Davis earlier.
Syracuse scored twice in a minute to open the scoring, starting with Alma Fenne's goal at 19:03. Alyssa Manley served from a penalty corner, with Emma Russell stopping it for Fenne.
Emma Lamison added a goal at 19:53, her first of two in the game for the Orange. Lamison carried the ball into the circle and beat two defenders to find an open shooting lane. Pacific's Laura Pujade made a diving effort but was unable to get a piece of the ball, making it 2-0 Syracuse.
Lamison's second goal came at 26:08, with an assist going to Manley. Manley took a bouncing shot from the left side of the circle that ended up free in front of the net. Lamison was there and got another shot off for the goal.
Syracuse's final goal came in the second half, with Manley scoring it to record her third and fourth point of the game. Manley dribbled into the middle of the circle and sent a low shot into the back left corner of the net.
Leah Cofer scored Pacific's lone goal at 65:40. Ali Campos collected a pass deep in the circle and shot, only to have it blocked away. Cofer was able to get her stick on the bouncing ball and deflect it home for the goal.
The Tigers played competitively throughout the game, ending up with 13 shots. A run of strong offensive play helped Pacific outshoot Syracuse 7-3 in the second half.
Pacific will be back in action at home this Thursday, when the Tigers take on the Miami University RedHawks at 1:00 pm at the Pacific Field Hockey Turf. The game can be seen live streamed from the Pacific athletics website.
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