Tigers Nipped by Bulldogs, 2-0

Photo by Kelly Cartner
Photo by Kelly Cartner

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific women's soccer team fell to Yale 2-0 on Friday night on a pair of second half goals by the visitors. The setback brings the Tigers to 2-4-1 overall on the 2017 season while the win brings the Bulldogs to 6-0 on the year, who are receiving votes in the United Soccer Coaches Top 25 poll.

Pacific out shot Yale 6-2 in the first 20 minutes of play. The Bulldog offense kept the pressure, however the Tiger backline limited the visitors in the offensive zone which resulted in seven offsides calls in the first 45 minutes of play.

Yale burst out of the gate following the break, scoring in the first 16 seconds of the second half off the foot of Michelle Alozie. The visitors then made it 2-0 in the 52nd minute as Alozie got her second score of the evening. 

In the 63rd minute of action Yale created another scoring opportunity as Sofia Griff ripped a shot towards the far post, however goalie Henriikka Mäkelä made a great diving save to keep it a two score game. Mäkelä continued to make save after save on the night to keep the game within reach, and had three total in contest.

Alex Hussar paced the Orange and Black with three shots in 78 total minutes played. Samia Adam followed with two, and Pacific as a team took eight.

The Tigers hit the road next to begin a three-game road trip as they take on Northern Arizona this Sunday at 5 PM.