The Tigers put on a show far from home with a 3-1 victory over the VCU Rams Friday. The win gave Pacific consecutive victories and helped the team climb back to .500, as their record now sits at 3-3. Pacific will take on the No. 14 Delaware Blue Hens Sunday at 9:00 AM as the next part of their road trip. VCU is now 1-5 on the year.
The Tigers locked down VCU for much of the game, allowing just three shots in the first half and just one shot on goal in the first 62 minutes. Pacific was able to let loose with nine shots on goal in that time, controlling the ball and padding their lead as they went.
Savannah Burns put the Tigers up 1-0 with a goal from a penalty corner at 19:01. Hannah Bettencourt sent the ball in to start the corner, with Katharine Egan stopping the ball for Burns. It was Burns' third goal of the season and second off a corner.
Talaeh Scott tied the game with a goal at 21:25. VCU also scored off a corner, with the assists going to Emily McNamara and Natalie Bohmke.
Ali Campos' third goal in two games put Pacific back in front 2-1. Campos scored just four and a half minutes after Burns' goal. Her shot from the top of the circle was laced past VCU's goalie at 23:36 for the Tiger goal. The assist went to Axelle Steffen. The goal ties Campos for the team lead with Leah Cofer, who also has three goals this season. Campos is also now the team leader in total points with eight.
An early second half goal by Nicole Laskosky made it 3-1. Laskosky fought for the ball in a mess of bodies near the goal and was able to knock it into the back of the net after gaining control. It was Laskosky's third goal of the season and came unassisted.
Burns and Campos led the way offensively for Pacific, with each recording three shots on goal in addition to their goals. Laura Pujade made one save in the game, earning her third victory of the season. Kyleigh Morrison also managed three shots in the game, with two on goal.
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