Pacific falls to Portland State, 2-1

Pacific falls to Portland State, 2-1

Pacific women's soccer (2-6-0) fell to Portland State (2-3-0) on Sunday in Portland, 2-1.

The Tigers scored the game's opening goal thanks to a nice chip shot from junior Sigrid Aas, but the Vikings fought back on their home pitch and scored two unanswered goals in the second half to see off the Tigers. The Tigers fought back and outshot the Vikings after surrendering the go-ahead goal, but the comeback bid fell short.

First Half:

  • Portland State controlled play in the opening 25 minutes of the match taking five shots and earning a corner kick, but the Tigers controlled the rest of the opening half taking six shots and three corner kicks. The Tiger defense stifled the Vikings and held them shotless for the remainder of the half.
  • In the 36th minute, junior Sigrid Aas, scored the opening goal of the match. The midfielder entered the match as a substitute less than two minutes earlier. Sophomore Kayla Pak had the assist. Pak found Aas with a cross. Aas then made a move to beat a defender and chipped Portland State's keeper.
  • In the 38th minute, Portland State's Kasey Isobe was given a yellow card.
  • Pacific outshot the Vikings 6-5 thanks to the offense outburst to end the half.

Second half:

  • In the 52nd minute, Portland State scored the game-tying goal when Maxine Nagramada passed from within the box to her teammate, Krystal De Ramos, who tucked the ball into the right corner of the goal.
  • In the 63rd minute, Portland State's Rilee Castilla scored what would prove to be the game-winning goal after her teammate, Jacky Huchler, found her with a cross from the right wing.
  • Playing with a one-goal deficit, the Tigers turned up the pressure and created scoring opportunities including a 70th-minute chance in which freshman Isabella Pariente picked out Bryndís Thórólfsdóttir with a pass from a free kick, however, Thórólfsdóttir's shot went wide of the goal.
  • The Tigers took seven of their eight shots in the second half following Portland State's go-ahead goal.
  • In the 87th minute, senior Kendall Bietsch was given a yellow card, her second of the season.
  • In the 88th minute, Pacific got an opportunity to tie the game and send it to overtime when Pariente made a run into the Vikings' penalty area. She was pulled down by a PSU defender. Pacific's appeal for a penalty was denied in what was the final chance of the game for the Tigers.

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The Tigers have a full week off before heading to UC Davis next Sunday.