September 24, 2011

Women's Soccer Tallies Twice In Second Half For Shutout Win Over San Jose St.

Video: Head Coach Keith Coleman and Highlights | Kristina Wavomba and Tashia Long

 

Stockton, Calif. – Once again, the Tigers provided a clean sheet to the guest at Stagg Memorial Stadium, at the Pacific women's soccer team shut out San Jose State, 2-0, behind second-half goals from Kristina Wavomba and Alex Topp. With the win, the Tigers remain unbeaten, untied and un-scored upon at home this season.
 
Pacific (6-4-0) out-shot San Jose State 26-5, including a 9-4 advantage in shots on goal.
 
Sophomore goalkeeper Tashia Long recorded four saves for her sixth shutout of the season. Long, who's shutout streak was snapped at over 530 consecutive minutes last Sunday, has allowed one goal in her last 624 minutes of action.

In the 73rd minute, senior Nydia Ramos played the ball wide to senior Angelica Figueroa, who found Wavomba at the top of the box. Wavomba collect it, and carried it across the top of the box before spinning and delivering a shot into the lower-right corner for her seventh goal of the season and a 1-0 Tiger lead.
 
Just four minutes later, Figueora received a header from sophomore Renae McFadden and slotted a ball into the box for a running Topp, who finished to the lower right.

With the goal, Wavomba, a senior from Encinitas, Calif., moved into fourth place on Pacific's all-time points list with 55, one ahead of Tiger great Carmen Padilla (2003-06).  Her 22 career goals rank fourth on the Tigers' all-time list.

Figueora's two assists, bringing her season total to six, puts her at 24 career helpers, third all-time at Pacific, one back of Natalie Dorr (1995-98). The 24 assists rank seventh in the history of the Big West Conference. Her 46 career points is ninth on the Tigers' all-time list.

The Tigers out-shot San Jose State 10-3 in the first half, but San Jose State goalkeeper Meghan Maiwald made five first-half saves to keep the game scoreless in at the half. In the second half, Pacific assaulted the net with 16 more shots, holding the Spartans to just two shots in the half. Maiwald finished with seven saves as San Jose State fell to 1-8 on the season.

Pacific is now 4-0-0 at home, outscoring opponents 11-0 in four shutout wins.

The Tigers are back in action on Friday, as they open Big West play against Cal State Northridge at Stagg Memorial Stadium on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.