LOS ANGELES - In a high scoring matchup, the Vikings fell to Occidental on Wednesday evening with a 16-9 final. Kelsey McAnnally had a strong day, scoring three goals and passing an assist.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The teams began trading blows early, scoring a combined 13 goals in the opening half. Berry's Keiley Ayers, Ashley Merritt, Angelica Miller and Kelsey McAnnally tallied in the first half.
- Trailing by three coming out of the half, the Vikings scored again off a Rose Blanchard (Angelica Miller) goal, but Occidental went on a six goal run to extend the insurmountable lead.
- Berry then scored three in the final 12 minutes, but could not cut the deficit.
- The Vikings had 21 turnovers to Occidental's 14, but were solid on clears (14-18). Occidental also totaled 39 shots to Berry's 16.
BERRY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:
- Kelsey McAnnally: 3 G, AST, 4 SH, 4 GB, 2 CT
- Keiley Ayers: 2 G, 2 AST, 4 SH, GB, CT
- Rose Blanchard: G, 2 DC
- Angelica Miller: G, AST, 3 SH
- Ashley Merritt: G, GB, DC
- Claire Voltarel: G, AST, 3 SH, DC
OCCIDENTAL STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:
- Sierra Slack: 6 G, 12 SH, 3 GB
- Alessandra Peliccia: 5 G, 7 SH, 5 GB
- Rebecca Reese: 2 G, 3 SH, 4 GB
- Ciara Byrne: 2 G, AST, 7 SH, 2 GB
- With the loss, the Vikings fall to 3-7 overall.
- The game against Occidental concludes the Vikings' spring break trip. Berry travel to Sewanee next weekend for a 1:00 p.m. game on Saturday.