Lanz Lands Game-Winner as Boxers Best Bruins in OT

NEWBERG, Ore. April Lanz (Fr., Oregon City, Ore.) helped Pacific survive a scare from George Fox's first year program Monday night, scoring both overtime goals as the Boxers escaped with an 11-9 win in lacrosse action at the Austin Sports Complex.

Lanz had scored two goals late in the second half to give the Boxers a 9-6 lead, but the Bruins scored three goals in the final seven minutes, two off of the stick of Alexa Nakashimada, to tie the contest at 9-9. Lanz scored the only goals in the extra period, the game-winner of Abby Talboy's (So., Boise, Idaho) assist with 4:18 left and an insurance goal with 3:06 to go off Paisley Hiefield's (Fr., Portland, Ore.) assist.

Lanz led all scorers with five goals as Pacific outshot George Fox 34-21. Amy Mayhugh (Jr., Tigard, Ore.) scored two goals and two assists and Melanie Niehus (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) had two goals and an assist.

Nakashimada and Jessica Adrian each had three goals to lead George Fox, with Nakashimada adding three assists. The game was the second all-time contest for the first-year Bruins, who count on their coaching staff former Pacific goalkeeper Brittney Hartmann.

The two teams traded goals over the first 10 minutes of the game, with Pacific taking a 3-2 lead on Meg Chapman's (Fr., Woodinville, Wash.) goal at the 20:35 mark. After a 10-minute scoring drought, the Bruins went on to score three straight goals to end the period. Nakashimada's unassisted strike with five seconds left gave George Fox a 5-3 halftime lead.

Pacific opened the second by scoring six of the first seven goals. Niehus tied the game with 20:52 to go and scored the go-ahead goal at the 18:41 mark. After Adrian tied the game at 6-6, Chapman and Lanz combined for a three-goal run that put the Boxers up 9-6 with 10:39 left.

Adrian scored the first of the Bruins' three goals in the final seven minutes and Nakashimada scored the final two, including the tying tally with 4:43 left.

Adrienne Salzwadel (Fr., Beaverton, Ore.) earned the win in goal for the Boxers, making six saves. Kaylee Kolin finished with 20 saves in the loss for the Bruins.

Pacific held a 19-15 advantage in ground balls while George Fox had an 11-10 edge in draw controls. Pacific also finished with nine caused turnovers, led by three by Kacey Killingbeck (Sr., Nampa, Idaho).

After three games on the road, Pacific returns to Forest Grove for a four-game home stand. The run begins on Saturday afternoon as the Boxers host Colorado College at 2:00 p.m.

2014-03-04



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