But her coach was more than impressed with the junior’s effort.
“Grace does all the intangibles,” Halfpenny said. “She’s really playing on another level right now.”
The College received seven goals from seven different players, taking a commanding 7-2 lead at the end of the first half.
The squad tacked on another goal at the beginning of the second half when freshman midfielder Jenny Michael buried a pass from junior attacker Ashley Holofcener, putting the Tribe up 8-2.
“We’re a team that can score in a number of different ways,” Halfpenny said. “It’s more difficult to defend and allows us to exploit defensive match-ups.”
Senior midfielder Mary Zulty added two goals and an assist for the College, while Holofcener totaled four points on one goal and a team-high four assists.
California netted four goals to bring the score back within two, but it was not enough. The victory was the third in as many years for the College over California.
The Tribe will travel to State College, Pa. to take on Penn State Sunday.
The College lost 14-12 to the Nittany Lions last year in Williamsburg.
“We’ll have to go back to the basics to prepare for Penn State” Halfpenny said. “We match-up well with them, so we’ll need to amplify our game.”