Boxers Shiver Timbers of Pirates

FOREST GROVE Led by a pair of four-goal performances by April Lanz (Fr., Oregon City, Ore.) and Melanie Niehus (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.), Pacific posted their best offensive performance of the season in a 19-5 planking of Southwestern (Texas) in action at Lincoln Park Stadium.

The Boxers (3-4) were dominant from start to finish, outshooting the first year Pirates 33-9. The Boxers also held a 25-5 advantage in ground balls and an 18-8 edge in draw controls while also forcing 14 of the Pirates' 22 turnovers.

In addition to the four goals by Lanz and Niehus, Amy Mayhugh (Jr,, Tigard, Ore.) finished with three goals and three assists while Abby Talboy (So., Boise, Idaho) and Kacey Killingbeck (Sr., Nampa, Idaho) each scored two goals.

Kaitlyn Campbell and Madison Wiederecht each scored two goals to lead Southwestern (3-4) while Paige Summers scored one goal.

Pacific scored the first two goals of the game in the first two minutes before Wiederecht put Southwestern on the board at the 26-minute mark to halve the lead at 2-1. Mayhugh and Lanz each scored two goals in an ensuing four-goal for the Boxers, making the lead 6-1 with 16:23 left.

Both teams traded goals over the next 12 minutes before Lanz's third goal with 3:43 left started a three-goal run to end the period gave the Boxers an 11-4 halftime lead.

Pacific went on to score eight of the nine second half goals, including a six-goal run to end the game. Niehus scored three of her four goals in the period.

Adrienne Salzwadel (Fr., Beaverton, Ore.) earned her third win of the season for the Boxers, needing only one save. Caitlin Stanyard took the loss for the Pirates, making eight saves in 50 minutes.

Pacific will wrap up their four-game home stand on Saturday, hosting Hope at 4:00 p.m. at Lincoln Park Stadium.

2014-03-14



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