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#14 Pepperdine and California Tie 1-1

BERKELEY, Calif. – by Carlee Giammona A goal late in the 76th minute tied the game as the #14 Pepperdine Women’s Soccer Team tied California 1-1 on Sunday afternoon at Edwards Stadium. The Waves are undefeated after six games for the first time since 2011.

The Waves (4-0-2) dominated the offense, edging Cal (2-1-2) 21-4. The Golden Bears scored in the first half despite a 4-2 lead for the Waves. Pepperdine came out shooting in the second half, making 17 more shots. Ellie Sommer also made three saves, a season high. Pepperdine has beaten their opponents this season 121-26.


California 24′: Cal’s Courtney Boone takes possession of the ball in midfield just outside the circle in the defensive zone. Boone rushed to midfield from 30 yards out and sent a right-footed flare from the bottom of the crossbar into the net.

Pepperdine 76′: The Waves got a touch on the left side in the offensive zone after the Golden Bears took him out of play. Junior defender victoria romero (Claremont, Calif./The Webb Schools) threw the ball to the freshman forward Tatum Wynalda (Thousand Oaks, CA/Westlake HS). Wynalda sent a right-footed pass through two Cal defenders to the second-year forward Tabitha LaParl (Lakewood, CA/Los Alamitos HS). LaParl made a few moves closer in the box and sent a cross to the senior midfielder Carlee Giammoa (Las Vegas, NV/Palo Verde HS/Alabama), who kicked the ball up in the air with his right foot and sent a ball to a hopper in the net. It was Giammona’s fourth goal this season, which is tied at the top of the team.


Shots: Pepperdine 21, California 4
Shots on goal: Pepperdine 9, California 4
Checked in : Ellie Sommer (Pepperdine) 3, Angelina Anderson (California) 7
Corner kicks: Pepperdine 9, California 2
Offside: Pepperdine 1, California 2
Fouls: Pepperdine 7, California 9


The head coach Neighborhood Tim said: “I think we played a very good game of football today against a very good opponent. It looked a lot like a chess match, and for people watching I think they saw two potential types of post-season teams going head-to-head I don’t know if you could feel it but it was hot today and it’s amazing how much stronger we got as the game went on was advancing!

“Our staff are so proud of our fighting spirit. We’ve gone from one goal to equalize, to creating a number of chances in the last fifteen that we think could have easily won us the game. We looking forward to recharging our batteries and working on some things this week.”


Pepperdine will be heading into the desert to visit Arizona on September 11. The game is scheduled for 1 p.m.