Stockton, Calif. – The Pacific women's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to Long Beach State on Sunday, October 14 at Knoles Field. The Tigers fell to 3-10-1 on the year and 0-4-1 in league play, while the 49ers improved to 11-5-0 and 4-2-0 in Big West action.
"I felt like the team played extremely hard and I am proud of their efforts," said Pacific Head Coach Keith Coleman. "Long Beach State is a quality side and I felt like we were within inches of tying when Cela hit the post and that would have changed the entire game. Giving up the goal with less then a minute to play was unfortunate but we had to push number forward to get ourselves back into the game."
The 49ers took a 1-0 lead at the 30:30 mark of the first half, when Eileen Maes scored on a header off of an indirect free kick by Kelsey Wilson.
The Tigers had four shots in the second half, including a shot by junior Maricela Padilla from about 20 yards that hit the right post. It was a turning point in the match at the 65:14 mark, as it would have evened up the score. The 49ers added a late goal when Nadia Link scored with a minute left.
Pacific was outshot by the 49ers 16-7 and LBSU had a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks. The foul count was nearly even with the 49ers ahead in that area 9-8.
The Tigers are next in action with a road contest at Cal State Northridge on Friday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.