Tigers Fall At Home To No. 7 Boston College

Regina Manneh's header just missed scoring for the Tigers.
Regina Manneh's header just missed scoring for the Tigers.

The Pacific women's soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision at home to No. 7 Boston College on Sunday, September 2. With the loss the Tigers dropped to 0-5 on the season, while Boston College improved to 4-0-1.

"Our goal is to keep elevating our program and regardless of the result we are playing quality opponents that will get us ready for Big West play," said Tiger head coach Keith Coleman. "We are seeing our strengths and weaknesses and it will help us moving forward."

Each team had one shot in the first 20 minutes, but it was a penalty kick awarded to the Eagles that gave Boston College the early lead. Kristen Mewis scored on the penalty kick to make it 1-0 at the 21:05 mark. The Eagles made it 2-0 on a goal by Jana Jeffrey, off of an assist from Maddie Payne during a scramble in the Tigers' defensive box. Scoring on the late goal (42:54), Boston College carried a 2-0 lead into the break.

Boston College added one more goal in the second half, when Stephanie McCaffrey was able to score in the 67th minute after her first shot was blocked back to her by Tiger goalkeeper Tashia Long.

The teams were even in corners (7-7) and fouls (7-7), but Boston College held a 13-8 advanatage in shots. Freshman Regina Manneh had four shots for the Tigers, including a header that just missed getting Pacific on the board.

The Tigers are next in action with a home match against Oregon on Friay, September 7 at 7:00 p.m.