Tigers Nipped by Lions, 1-0

Regan Heslop
Regan Heslop

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Pacific women's soccer team fell to host Loyola Marymount 1-0 on Sunday afternoon. Regan Heslop notched six saves while Alex Hussar led all players with five shots.

The setback brings Pacific to 5-12-2 on the year, 2-6 in West Coast Conference action while the victory sends Loyola Marymount to 8-6-4 overall, 3-4-1 in WCC play.

The Tiger offense came out strong, rifling off three shots in the first ten minutes of play by Katelyn Chandler, Taylor Ayers and Alex Hussar. In the 33rd minute Julia Beck sent in a corner to the far post that found Hussar who ripped a header, but the ball was nabbed by the Lions' Charles Pruitt. Both sides traded opportunities in the first half, however the respective backlines kept the contest scoreless heading into the break. 

In the 63rd minute the Lions got on the board as Maddie Medved received the ball in the middle and took a quick shot that beat goalie Regan Heslop for the 1-0 lead. Later on in the half the hosts looked to extend their lead as Phoebe Riley ripped a shot on goal, but Heslop made a great diving save to keep it a one score game. Pacific continued to pressure looking for the equalizer, and in the 88th minute Bianca Lopez sent in a shot but the ball was blocked by the defender to seal the victory.

The regular season concludes for the Tigers next Saturday, Nov. 4th as Pacific takes on Saint Mary's at 3 PM.