Whittier drops 2-0 decision to Pacific University

Whittier drops 2-0 decision to Pacific University

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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College women's soccer team dropped their first game of the season falling 2-0 to the Boxers of Pacific University dropping their record to 1-1. 

A day after cruising to a 6-0 victory over the Sabres of Marian University, the Poets fell behind early to the Boxers in the first ten minutes of the first half and were unable to find the back of the net as they were shutout for the first time this season. 

The Purple & Gold did however hold the advantage in shots and corner kicks but were unable to capitalize on any of them despite having good looks on goal all morning.  They outshot the Boxers 13-10 and held the 3-2 advantage in corner kicks and pressured the ball in the second half but were unable to come away with the "W".

Pacific scored twice on goal kicks at the 3:41 and 8:13 marks in the first half but only managed seven more shots for the rest of the game.

Boxer goalkeeper Kayla Davidson was worked out by the Poet offense all morning but managed to turn away seven shots with three coming to open the second half. 

Sophomore Allison Calabrese had a game high five shots with all being on goal, while Madison Shipherd finished with three.

Whittier now drops to .500 on the season at 1-1 and hits the road for Oregon on Sept. 7 & 9 where they will take on Willamette and Whitman.