Pacific Falls Short In Late Comeback Bid At No. 8 Pepperdine
Malibu, Calif. - The Pacific women's soccer team dropped a tight 3-2 decision at No. 8 Pepperdine on Sunday, August 26. The Tigers fell to 0-3 on the season, while the Waves improved to 3-0.
Each team missed on a shot in the first six minutes, but the Waves scored on a header by Amanda LeCave 9:42 off of a cross by Lynn Williams. The Tigers evened it up at 36:00 into the first half, when junior Haylee Bettancourt scored on a high shot at the middle of the goal. The Waves scored again just four minutes later, as Mandy Davis hit the net on a direct free kick from outside the box. Trailing 2-1 at the break, the Tigers were outshot 11-8, but out-cornered Pepperdine 5-1.
Another goal by LeCave, this one on a deflected shot by a Tiger defender, made it 3-1 Waves at the 68:20 mark of the second half. Pacific rallied late, getting a goal from junior Maricella Padilla off of a great over the top pass from Brittni Beeman at 86:24. The Tigers had a few opportunities in the offensive zone in the final minutes, but were unable to even it up.