Boxers Have Record Setting Day in Victory over Crusaders

FOREST GROVE, Ore. - Pacific blazed past the Crusaders and set records in the books Sunday, as the Boxers scored 24-7 against Dallas in women's lacrosse action at Lincoln Park Stadium.

The Boxers (6-4) established a number of new team records in the win with their 24 goals, 42 shots and 31 points. Pacific outshot the Crusaders (1-10) 42-13 and held a 24-16 advantage in ground balls.

Lilia Lee (Jr., Waimanalo, Hawaii) set a pair of individual single gamer record, leading Pacific with eight goals and 10 points. Erin Bayne (Sr., Everett, Wash.) finished with five goals and Monica Smith (Fr., Wilsonville, Ore.) who added three. Savannah McClendon (Fr., Roseburg, Ore.) and Alana Kansaku-Sarimento (Jr., Hilo, Hawaii ) each scored two goals. Four other Pacific players added one goal apiece.

Dallas was lead by Christine McFarland, who scored six of the Crusaders' eight goals. Rebecca Harris and Julianne Watkins added a goal apiece while Becky Williams dug up four ground balls.

Heidi Curry (Fr., San Diego, Calif.) made three saves for the Boxers while Valerie Nelson (Sr., Coeur D'Alene, Idaho) earned two saves after taking over in the second half. Elizabeth Leland took the goalie loss for Dallas, making 12 saves.

The Boxers and Crusaders swapped goals in the beginning of the first half until Smith passed it to Bayne who sunk a goal with 10:21 left to play, 8-5. Pacific then went on a 6-0 run until McFarland could answer for the Crusaders. Lee added two goals and Bayne earned one goal to the board before half time leaving the score at 15-6.

Pacific went on a 5-0 run. The only goal scored by the Crusaders in the second half was by McFarland at the 20:52 mark. The Boxers finished the game with another five goals, not allowing the Crusaders to score for the remainder of the game.

Pacific will host Puget Sound Friday for its last home game of the season under the Lincoln Park Stadium lights at 8:30 p.m.

2009-04-06



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