Tigers Return to the Pitch at UC Riverside Sunday
Stockton, Calif. – The Pacific Tigers, fresh off their win over No. 18 UC Irvine, return to Big West action with a Sunday contest at UC Riverside at 1 p.m.
Topp, who also tallied a goal in the Tigers' 1-1 draw against Cal State Northridge, earned the conference's Offensive Player of the Week honors as she increased her season goal total to five and her career total to 11.
"It was a great moment for our team," Coleman said of the Irvine victory "We were realizing some of the things we have believed. We believe we have a team that's capable of beating anyone if we play our best. The biggest thing it does for us is gives us an opportunity, to now go and put ourselves in an even better position week-by-week for the Big West tournament. But you're only as good as your last game. and there's a long way to go in the season. And if we want to put ourselves in a good position, we have to keep winning. The training this week was to get better, and based on 'what have you done to win the Big West this week'?"
Pacific (7-4-1 overall), takes on a UC Riverside team that opened Big West play Thursday with a 4-1 loss to UC Davis. The Highlanders are 5-6-1 overall with four one-goal losses. Riverside has tallied 14 goals on the season, seventh among Big West teams, while allowing 14 (fifth in the Big West). The Highlanders have a balanced attack with five players posting two or more goals.