Occidental Rolls Past Linfield for Victory

LOS ANGELES, Calif. After starting off the game by allowing Linfield College to obtain a quick 1-0 lead, Occidental responded 10 seconds later and never looked back in a dominating 17-5 performance.

The Tigers demanded control of the game, fighting for ten of the first half draw controls, allowing only four to the visiting Wildcats. Leading in draw controls was midfielder Rebecca Belding, who secured five for the Tigers.

Tigers midfielder Tori Larson had a season high six goals, while sophomore Zoey Adams connected on three goals, obtaining her first hat-trick of the season.

Occidental showed aggressiveness on both sides of the field with 29 shot attempts and causing the Wildcats to turn the ball over twenty times. Belding contributed to the tough defensive effort with four caused turn-overs.

Occidental led Linfield in ground balls with Haley Gandsey, Charlotte Bromely and Belding each accounting for four and Adams getting three.

Tigers Goalie, Kylie McPherson, had a season high seven saves on the game, securing the win for the Tigers. McPherson was relieved with about ten minutes left in the game by freshman goalie Annika Awbrey. Awbrey would get four saves in the remaining minutes, seeing a total of six shots from the Linfield offense.

Occidental (3-5, 0-1 SCIAC) will look to continue their winning ways against Buffalo St. Sunday, March 27th. First draw is set for 1:00 p.m.


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