Boxers Shut Down By Solid Sagehens' Defense

GIG HARBOR, Wash. Pacific did not have a bird in hand when it came to offense Saturday, finding themselves limited by Pomona-Pitzer's defense as the Sagehens scored a 16-3 win over the Boxers in a neutral site women's lacrosse game at Peninsula High School.

The Sagehens (4-2) limited the Boxers (1-2) to just three first half goals while dominating the offensive end of the field the entire contest. Pacific was outshot 29-14 and Pomona-Pitzer held a 12-6 advantage in draw controls.

Amy Mayhugh (Jr., Tigard, Ore.) led Pacific in scoring for the third consecutive game, scoring two goals. April Lanz (Fr., Oregon City, Ore.) had the Boxers' only other goal.

Ally McLaughlin led Pomona-Pitzer with four goals. Aubrey Douglass, Jana London and Sarah Markowitz each added three goals.

It was Pacific that capitalized on a slow start to the game, scoring the contest's first goal at the 26:15 mark. After that, the Sagehens went on to score the next eight goals over a 13-minute stretch. Douglass started the run with her game-tying tally with 24:35 to go and McLaughlin capped it with 11 minutes left to give Pomona-Pitzer the commanding 8-1 lead.

Mayhugh ended the streak with her goal at the 10:28 mark, only to watch the Sagehens rattle off three more goals. Mayhugh also scored the final goal of the period with 2:21 left as Pomona-Pitzer entered halftime with an 11-3 lead.

The Sagehens managed to hold the Boxers scoreless through the entire second half while scoring five goals of their own. Four of the five goals were scored over the first 15 minutes of the period.

Pacific will finish a stretch of four games in six days on Monday, traveling south to Newberg for their first-ever game against George Fox. First draw is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.

2014-03-02



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