The Pacific women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision at San Jose State on Thursday, August 30. With the loss the Tigers dropped to 0-4 on the season, while San Jose State improved to 2-1-1.
"We controlled the first 25 minutes of the first half and most of the second half," said head coach Keith Coleman. "Although that's a positive, I think the team is a bit frustrated with the result. The defense played very well, but we need to capitalize on our offensive opportunities moving forward."
The Tigers controlled possession for most of the first half, but a late surge by the Spartans gave San Jose State an 8-5 edge in shots. Though they were unable to convert any into goals, the Tigers held a 3-0 advantage in corners during the first half.
Pacific dominated offensive possession in the second half, but San Jose State was able to score the first goal of the contest at the 56:00 mark on a shot to left side of the goal by Mikaella Meibock off of a header pass from Megan Molina. Playing catch up the rest of the way, the Tigers had three shots at the goal with two from junior Brittni Beeman.
The teams were even in shots at 10-10, after the Tigers outshot the Spartans 5-2 in the second half. With a 2-1 corner edge in the second half, Pacific had a 5-1 advantage for the match.
The Tigers are next in action with a home game against No. 10 Boston College on Sunday, September 2 at 12:00 p.m.