STOCKTON, Calif. - A pair of first half goal by Jessica Fogel helped the Pacific women's soccer team take down visiting Portland State 3-1 on Sunday afternoon. Sigrid Aas added two assists and Henriikka Mäkelä notched her first collegiate victory between the posts.
"We went to our bench today and our bench did exactly what we needed them to do. Jessica Fogel stepping in with two big goals, and Siggy (Aas) stepping up putting the ball where it needs to go," said head coach Kerri Scroope. "Overall it was a great team effort for us to get the win."
Portland State broke the scoreless tie in the 25th as Ellie Vasey ripped a shot top shelf from the top of the box for the score. Pacific got the goal right back with Sigrid Aas sending a free kick into the box that was deflected and found Alex Hussar who tapped it in to bring the score to 1-1.
In the 35th minute Jessica Fogel received the ball from Katie Martinez on the right side and blasted one past the diving goalie towards the far post to give the Tigers a 2-1 advantage. The score was also the Fogel's first collegiate goal.
A little over a minute later she netted her second score of the afternoon, this time on an assist from Sigrid Aas, as she once again ripped the ball far post past the 'keeper to make it 3-1.
In the second half Kendall Bietsch brought the ball up looking to join the scoring party. She danced around a defender and sent a rocket to the left post, but the goalie made a diving save to deflect the opportunity.
In the second half the Tigers preserved the win with strong defensive plat. Henriikka Mäkelä logged two of her four total saves in the final 45 minutes of play.
The home stand wraps up for Pacific next Friday, September 8 at 7 PM when Yale comes to town. Live stats and a live stream will both be available.