Tigers Power Past Concordia, 18-4

Tigers Power Past Concordia, 18-4

STOCKTON, Calif. - Following a full week off, the women's water polo team returned to action at Chris Kjeldsen Pool on Saturday pulling off an 18-4 victory over Concordia. The Tigers take game one of a two-game homestand this weekend and improve to 11-7 on the year. The Eagles drop to 5-13. 

Pacific jumped out to a lead early on as Kyra Christmas, Viktoria Tamas, Karolina Hlavata, and Viktoria Szmodics each scored to get off to a 4-0 advantage. The Orange and Black outscored Concordia 6-1 to end the first period. Tamas led the way with two scored goals.

The Tigers continued their scoring streak in the second period as an Concordia exclusion drawn by Christmas led to a converted 5-meter penalty shot. The Calgary, Alberta native registered three goals for Pacific.

Hlavata followed Christmas' penalty shot with three consecutive goals which extended Pacific's lead to 10-1. Hlavata finished the day with a game-high four goals and three steals. 

Pacific limited the Eagles to just two goals through three periods. Despite an additional two goals in the fourth by Concordia, five different Tiger players chipped in a goal to help maintain a comfortable lead. 

The Tigers recorded a season-high 17 assists in their win on Saturday with nine Tiger players each tallying in an assist. Brinnley Barthels helped set up her teammates with a team-best four assists on the day.

Alexis Hollinrake and Samantha Pfaff had a solid day in the cage as well, each recording four saves to propel the Orange and Black to victory.  

Pacific closes out the weekend with a home match against No. 7 UC Irvine. UCI comes in with an overall record of 9-12, following their 8-7 loss to UC Davis on Saturday.