STOCKTON, Calif. – The University of the Pacific field hockey team returns home to host Kent State University.
Pacific v. Kent State | Friday, September 14 | 3:00 p.m.
Weather: High of 82, Low of 51. Sunny.
Last Time Out…
The Tigers went 2-1 over the weekend during their time in Michigan. They had a strong outing against Central Michigan shutting out the Chippewas, 7-0. Lindsie Rogers, Nthabi Maine, and Sophia Lizalde all scored their first collegiate goals.
Against #7 Michigan, Rylee Comeau scored a late second half goal to force overtime but the Tigers slipped to fall 2-1.
The final game of the road trip against Michigan State, Pacific hung tough and gave the Spartans a run, forcing a double overtime with Kriekie van Wyk scoring the late goal for the victory in the second overtime.
Marlise van Tonder earned her first Defensive Player of the Week accolade as a Tiger. Van Tonder had an outstanding performance over the weekend in Michigan, helping the Orange and Black to a 2-1 record on the road. She allowed just three goals through three games and stopped 13 of 14 shots in a double overtime win over Big Ten foe Michigan State.
Kriekie van Wyk leads the team with six goals, two assists, 14 points, and has notched three game winning goals.
Teammate Rylee Comeau ranks second on the team with three goals, two assists, eight points, and has tallied one game winning goal.
The Orange and Black rank first in the nation for defensive saves with nine.
Marlise van Tonder has been a force in the cage for Pacific. She has notched 60 saves with a 1.38 goals against average. The redshirt-sophomore has played every minute for the Tigers and has recorded two shut outs on the season.
Pacific and Kent State meet for the sixth time on the field. The last time these two teams met was in 2016 and the Golden Flashes claimed the victory 3-2. Kent State leads the all-time series, 5-0.
Scouting Kent State…
The Golden Flashes are a member of the Mid-American Conference and are picked to finish second.
Clara Rodriguez Seto leads the team with five goals, three assists, and 13 points. She earned Defensive Player of the Week in after week one of the season (8/28).
Goalkeeper Mary Crumlish has played a majority of the time in net. She has faced 81 shots making 28 saves. She owns a 2.53 goals against average and has a .622 save percentage.