A look at the women’s soccer season – The Pacifican
written by Declan McJilton
Pacific Women’s Soccer wrapped up its regular season games at the end of September and has been attending its conference for a month. The team’s top scorers were Jenae Packard (22′) and Jaida Nyby (22′) with 4 goals each. Goalkeeper Brenna Crump, 23′, has had an 83.5% save rate so far this season.
The team came out early and walked away with two big wins over Sacramento-State and UC Davis. Defenseman Camryn Scully, 22′, notes, “We’ve used the off-season to grow a lot as a team,” reflecting the strong start to the season.
There was some tough competition for the team playing against some of the country’s top teams. A notable moment during the season was the big 2-0 home win over 2020 NCAA champion Santa Clara. Some other notable points this season included two ties against big rivals BYU and Pac-12 team Oregon State. “BYU has always been a super good opponent, so we were very proud of this result,” said goaltender Weronika Baranowska, 23′, about her hard-fought game against BYU.
As the season nears its final few games, the Tigers look to the future of the program. Midfielder Laila Saravia, 24′, is looking forward to the coming seasons and says: “We are rebuilding a program that is not easy, but this season was a step in the right direction.” The team is optimistic about the coming season.
The Tigers ended the season with two big wins against two big conference rivals. 1-0 win over LMU Lions and 3-0 win over University of San Diego. The team finished the season with an overall record of 7-3-10.