ATHERTON -Two second half goals weren't enough as UC Santa Cruz's women's team lost 3-2 in a Labor Day game against Rocky Mountain College.
Playing their second game in 24 hours, UCSC fell behind in the 10th minute on Amber Pearson's goal. The deficit would last until ten minutes into the second half when Olivia Stewart cleaned up a pass from Cayce Shaw to tie it up. Stewart got another goal six minutes later when she got on the end of a pass from Natalie Filippi at the far post to give UCSC a 2-1 lead.
The euphoria was shortlived however as RMC tied it 42 seconds later. After the teams traded offensive incursions to no avail, it was the Bears who settled things with under 3 minutes left when Pearson broke around the Slug defense at knocked in the game-winner from ten yards.
UCSC falls to 1-2 on the young season while Rocky Mountain of the NAIA goes to 3-1.
The Banana Slugs travel to southern California for their next game at Redlands Thursday night.