OLYMPIA, Wash. – McKenna Davidson gathered the ball out of a scrum in overtime and put in the game winner in the 98th minute to give the Pacific Boxers a 2-1 win over the Evergreen Geoducks in a non-conference women’s soccer match on Sunday afternoon at Evergreen Pitch in Olympia, Wash.
The Boxers (2-0-1) got on the board in the 27th minute as Kara Lankey dribbled one-on-one with Evergreen keeper Kaitlin MacKenzie (Lake Stevens, Wash./Lake Stevens HS/Shoreline CC) before putting the ball in an empty net from close. The score would stay at 1-0 heading in the half as Pacific held a 10-9 lead in shots.
The Geoducks (0-2-0) found the equalizer in the 66th minute as Kori Lerch (Chester, Va./Matoaca HS) sent in a perfect corner kick to the far post and Sophie Krauza (Las Vegas, Nev./Centennial HS) got a head on the ball to put it past Pacific keeper Kayla Davidson.
Still tied after regulation, the two squads went into overtime and the Geoducks nearly got the win in the 95th minute as freshman Vanessa Zamora (Vancouver, Wash./Hudsons Bay HS) fired in a shot from 20 yards out that found the post, giving the Boxers another shot.
Pacific took advantage of the opportunity as Holly Chang-Northway sent in a corner that found the middle of a large scrum in front of the net and Davidson came out with the ball, firing it in for the game-winner.
Pacific finished with a 17-13 advantage on shots. Despite allowing the two goals, MacKenzie was strong in net for Evergreen, making seven saves on the afternoon.
The Geoducks hit the road for the first time this season on Thursday when they travel to Oregon to take on George Fox. First kick with the Bruins is set for 7 p.m. in Newberg, Ore.