Tigers Upset In Sudden-Death, 13-12

Tigers Upset In Sudden-Death, 13-12

DAVIS, Calif. - No. 7 Pacific played in it's second straight overtime match Saturday morning, this time falling to No. 13 UC Davis by a final score of 13-12.

The Tigers suffered a stinging loss in the seventh period as Davis scored a go-ahead goal with 1:48 to go to elude them to victory. The Orange and Black drop to 7-5 overall while the Davis moves to 14-7 on the season.

In match that seemed in favor of the Tigers, Pacific began with a 3-0 run as senior Rachel Krieger came out hot out the gates scoring the first two goals of the game. Krieger finished with a game-high four goals on the day. 

Up 4-1 heading into the second, the Tigers gave up three consecutive goals as Davis knotted the game up at four a piece. Karolina Hlavata chipped in one of her two goals following the Aggies' scoring series but Davis responded with a goal to close out the quarter, 5-5.

Krieger scored her final two goals and both Kyra Christmas and Viktoria Szmodics added a goal of their own in the third period, but the Aggies weren't willing to budge as they countered with scoring plays to keep the game in the balance. The two teams headed into overtime with the match locked at 10-10.

The Tigers matched the Aggies' two goals in overtime as Mariana Duarte registered her only goal of the game with :06 to go to tie the game up at 12 all. After two overtime periods, the game was sent into sudden-death. 

Pacific had a shot at clinching the game but eventually Davis' Emily Byrne scored the final goal of the match at the 1:48 mark to help the Aggies pull away. 

The Tigers return to action next weekend as they play in their in their home-opener against No. 3 UCLA. The Bruins, 16-2, are coming off a 7-5 win over No. 4 Cal at the Barbara Kalbus Invite. 

Pacific hosts the Bruins on Saturday, March 17th, 1:00 PM at Chris Kjeldsen Pool.