Pacific Shows Little Southern Hospitality to Millsaps

JACKSON, Miss. - For the second time on their three-game road trip, Pacific showed little southern hospitality to their hosts Wednesday as the Boxers posted an 18-4 blowout over Millsaps Wednesday in action at Harper Harris Field.

The Boxers (4-4) proved quite dominant over the Majors (3-8), limiting the hosts to one first half goal while outshooting them 35-17 for the contest. Seven different players scored goals, led by another five-goal performance by Kelly Stevens (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.). Stevens also added four assists, tying her own record, which she set last year against Morrisville State.

Kasey Killingbeck (So., Nampa, Idaho) tallied four goals, Brooke Painter (Fr., Roseburg, Ore.) scored three and Melanie Niehus (Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Carmen Taplin (Jr., Hillsboro, Ore.) each scored two. Killingbeck also added two assists.

Jamie Blair Page and Haleigh Williams each scored two to account for all of the scoring for the Majors.

Pacific opened the game by scoring the first six goals, including back-to-back strikes from Stevens that came within 13 seconds of each other in the eighth minute of the contest. Painter, Killingbeck and Niehus all followed with goals that gave Pacific their 6-0 lead with 14:30 left in the half.

Page broke up the run with her unassisted goal at the 13:01 mark before the Boxers closed the frame with five straight scores. Stevens had two of the goals, including the last of the half with 1:34 left to give Pacific an 11-1 halftime lead.

After Page opened the second half with her second goal 37 seconds in, the Boxers put up another four-goal run. Killingbeck bookended the surge and her strike with 16:15 to go gave Pacific a commanding 15-2 lead. Killingbeck would add two assisted in he final 13 minutes of the game.

Ali Loeb (So., Portland, Ore.) earned the win in goal for the Boxers, making 11 saves while playing in the cage start to finish. Madelyn Carter was tagged with the loss for Millsaps, making 11 saves in 48 minutes of action.

Pacific will break up their Southern and Midwest road trips with a single game at home on Friday as they host Whittier. Game time is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.


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