Pacific Topped by Navy 2-0

Ashley Arnett. Photo by Kelly Cartner
Ashley Arnett. Photo by Kelly Cartner

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific women's soccer team fell 2-0 to visiting Navy on a warm Friday evening despite rifling off 27 shots on the night. Sigrid Aas took three shots on goal, and Henriikka Mäkelä made three saves in the second half of action.

The loss brings the Tigers to 1-3-1 on the year while Navy improves to 4-2 overall.

Pacific held Navy to just one shot in the first 16 minutes of play. Meanwhile the Pacific offense continued to pressure the Midshipmen backline with five shots of their own, including a pair of shots on goal.

The visitors got on the board first in the 20th minute as Clare MacAdam dished the ball to Ash Fairow on the right side who got it past the diving Regan Heslop for the score. The goal was the first allowed by Heslop on the year, ending her scoreless streak at 220 minutes.

Navy got another one in the 34th on a header from Alex Jackson off a corner kick to make it 2-0. The Orange and Black set up a great opportunity in the 38th minute as Alex Hussar ripped a shot from inside the box, however hand ball that was not called deflected the opportunity. 

In the second half Loren Landrus headed a set piece towards the right post, but the ball went just wide. In the 74th minute of action Samia Adam received the ball streaking up the left side. She sent a bullet towards goal, but the 'keeper made a great diving stop to preserve the shutout.

Henriikka Mäkelä played the second half between the posts for Pacific, making three saves. Samia Adam paced the Tigers with six shots, and Hussar followed close behind with five.

 

The home stand continues this weekend when the Orange and Black welcome Portland State at 11 AM to Knoles Field.