The Pacific field hockey team pulled off a shocker, edging Michigan State 2-1 in double overtime on Sunday in Lansing, Michigan.
With less than 10 minutes into the first half, Pacific’s Gaby de Kock pushed the ball to Nthabi Maine for the stop to set Kriekie van Wyk up for the goal off the penalty corner to give Pacific a 1-0 lead over the Spartans.
Early into the second half, the Spartans put a quick point on the board off a penalty corner to tie it at 1-1 and sent the game to overtime.
Pacific came out with the victory in double overtime, as Taylor Dempsey crossed a pass in front of the net to hit van Wyk for the winning goal.
The Tigers had 14 shots with eight landing on target with two goals and three assists. In goal, Pacific’s Marlise van Tonder made 13 saves against six by the Spartans’ Jade Arundell.
Pacific (4-3) hosts Kent State at 3 p.m. Friday.
Portland State 2, Pacific 1
At Portland, Oregon, Sigrid Aas scored the lone goal on Kayla Pak’s assist in the first half for the Tigers (2-6-0), but the Vikings rallied with two late goals in the second half for the victory. The Tigers had 14 shots on goal, compared to Portland State’s 13. In goal, Regan Hislop had four saves for Pacific, which plays UC Davis on Sunday.
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At Saratoga, the Delta College men finished with a 2-2 record in the Nyquist Memorial Tournament. The Mustangs defeated Las Positas 19-7, lost to West Valley 12-4, defeated DeAnza 19-4, and lost to Merced 16-8.
Manny Diaz led the Mustangs with seven goals in the tournament, including four against DeAnza. Caden Nord had six goals in all, Connor Maroney and Josh Hamby each totaled five goals, Matt Anderson had three goals, and Carson Niemeyer had three goals. Dalton Castro had three goals and five assists, Logan Apley had five goals and five assists, and Nick Misasi had four goals and three assists.
In goal, Clay Maroney had 70 saves, 15 steals, and six assists.