Late Goal Not Enough as Tigers Fall to Lumberjacks 

Photo by Meghan Camino
Photo by Meghan Camino

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A goal by Sigrid Aas in the 88th minute was not enough on Sunday as the Pacific women's soccer team fell to host Northern Arizona 2-1. 

The setback brings the Tigers to 2-5-1 overall while the victory lifts the Lumberjacks to 5-2 on the 2017 season.

The Lumberjacks took a 1-0 advantage early on a goal from Haleigh Van Allen in the third minute of action. The hosts quickly added another in the eighth minute off the foot of Malia Lyken to extend their lead to 2-0. Offensively Pacific kept the pressure as Samia Adam ripped a shot towards goal that forced a great save by goalie Meghan Dickmann. The Tigers would take five shots in the first half of play that required four saves by the Northern Arizona 'keeper.

The second half featured ten more shots by Pacific as they looked to get on the board. Finally in the 88th minute of action Sigrid Aas cut into the deficit by scoring on a penalty kick to bring the score to 2-1, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Lumberjacks. 

Henriikka Mäkelä got the start between the posts, registering five saves on 14 total shots faced. Hannah Terry paced the Orange and Black with four shots, all of which were on goal.

 

The road trip continues for Pacific as they next take on UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 15 and then travel to Cal Poly on Sept. 17. The Tigers return home on Sept. 22 to battle CSU Bakersfield.