FOREST GROVE, Oregon- The University of the Pacific women’s football team found the opening goal, but Linfield managed to cancel it with their own goal in the second half as the two teams would finish tied on Wednesday night inside Hanson Stadium. .
Pacific (3-4-1, 1-3-1 NWC) looked lively to start and created some quality scoring opportunities in the opening minutes. The Boxers scored eight shots in the game but could only have two shots on target. Linfield (1-6-2, 0-4-1 NWC) struggled with pressure from the hosts, but also had good scoring opportunities with a total of seven shots and four on frame.
The Boxers came close to being on the scoresheet at 12e minute when Mikayla farrow (Sophomore / Sparks, NV) whipped in a nice corner kick that found the head of Julianna Ventura (Junior / Pasco, WA), but his header effort would sail right past the post.
After sustained pressure, Pacific finally broke through when Tessa Bretschieder (Freshman / Eugene, OR) finished another superb cross from Farrow, giving his team a 1-0 advantage.
Shortly after the second half kicked off, the Wildcats equalized thanks to Ashley Guldager after the Boxers failed to clear a cross from a corner kick.
The two teams would face off in two 10-minute overtime, but tired legs would stifle any attack with just three shots between the teams after 90 minutes. After 110 minutes of football, the points would be split in the 1-1 draw.
By the numbers
- Bretschieder scored his third goal of the season and leads the team in scoring this season.
- Catherine corlett (Sophomore / Gilbert, AZ) made three saves between the posts.
- The Boxers haven’t beaten the Wildcats since the 2016 season.
Pacific wraps up its three-game homestand on October 2 at noon when it hosts Pacific Lutheran.