Tigers Bounce Back in First Road Contest

Tigers Bounce Back in First Road Contest

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - A goal by Hannah Terry in the 85th minute helped the Pacific women's soccer team come back to draw a 1-1 tie against host Cal State Northridge. The result brings the Tigers to 0-1-1 on the year and takes the Matadors to 0-0-2.

"This was a total team effort and everyone contributed," said head coach Kerri Scroope. "Regan had a huge penalty kick save that provided energy for the team to push for the tie.  Even with a tie this is a big result for us and our movement going forward." 

The Matadors quickly took a 1-0 lead in the third minute on a header from Marissa Favela towards the near post which got past goalie Henriikka Mäkelä for the score. The Tigers bounced right back to apply pressure on the other side of the field as Mary Witkowski, Sigrid Aas and Samia Adam all rifled off shots shortly after to change the momentum. In the 32nd minute of action, Bryndís Rún Thórólfsdóttir stole the ball from the defender and took it down the left side of the field, but her shot went just wide of the left post. 

The back-and-forth continued in the second half, with both sides trading opportunities. Finally in the 85th minute Hannah Terry found the back of the net for the defender's first collegiate goal on a 30 yard shot that sailed over the head of the 'keeper to knot the score 1-1. 

In overtime the two teams continued to battle, with both defenses keeping the opposing offense at bay to hold the score 1-1.

Mäkelä got her second start of the season between the posts and logged two saves in the first 45 minutes of action. In the second half and in overtime, Regan Heslop had a clean sheet with three saves, including a huge penalty kick stop, on 13 shots faced.

The Tigers took 16 shots on the day, with Aas leading the pack with six, and seven total Tigers logged a shot.

Pacific continues its road trip this week when they head to Hawaii for the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Soccer Classic. The Tigers will take on the University of Hawaii on Aug. 24th at 10 PM PST before going up against Seattle on the 26th at 10 PM PST.