Four goals and a shutout put a damper on senior night for Lady Indians soccer.
Pacific (8-12) ended the regular season with a 4-0 home loss to Northwest (13-8-1) Wednesday.
“While we didn’t get the result we wanted against Northwest, I think we played well for most of the game,” Pacific Head Coach Todd Dempsey said. “Our undoing was about an eight-minute stretch in the second half where they put in three goals to put the game out of reach. Up until that point, we were only down 1-0 and playing a pretty evenly matched game. Our finishing got the best of us again and we just couldn’t seem to connect on many decent scoring opportunities. I thought the first two goals we gave up were a little soft, and that ended up hurting us too. I’d argue that they’re a team we could beat but we just made too many mistakes at both ends of the field to overcome.”
Macy Davis, Brea Griffonetti, Meghan Pemberton and Alayna Stawizinski did the scoring for the Lady Lions.
Davis was credited with two assists. Jillian Ems and Katelyn Long each picked up one assist.
Goalkeeper Olivia Berry shut out the Lady Indians with seven saves.
The Lady Indians honored senior players Kaitie Adkins, Lilly Hardcastle, Kaylie Kaufman, Megan Meyers and Emma Plante and senior manager Erica Klenke before the contest.
“They’re such a great group of kids and to persevere the way they did with young players and injuries around them, I think it speaks volumes about their character,” Dempsey said. “They knew we were going to face some challenges this year and they battled the entire season. I’m proud and honored to have had the opportunity to coach them. Now they’re all headed off to their respective colleges, and I know they’ll do some great things. It will be fun to watch their progress in the coming years.”
Pacific will go into the Class 3 District 9 Tournament Monday upset-minded as they match up with 17-1 Union in the first round at 5 p.m. in Union.