Boxers Ground the Flying Dutch

FOREST GROVE Pacific made the most of their scoring opportunities Saturday and limited Hope's offense Saturday as the Boxers closed a four-game home stand with a 12-3 victory over the Flying Dutch in women's lacrosse action at Lincoln Park Stadium.

Both teams had their share of scoring opportunities, with the Boxers outshooting Hope by a narrow 25-24 margin. The Pacific defense, however, limited the Flying Dutch to just one first half goal and a pair of well-spaced second half strikes as goalkeeper Adrienne Salzwedel (Fr., Beaverton, Ore.) made an impressive 16 saves in the victory.

Amy Mayhugh (Jr., Tigard, Ore.) led Pacific (4-4) with four goals. Melanie Niehus (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Paisley Hiefield (Fr., Portland, Ore.) each scored two goals. Pacific finished the day with a 37-27 advantage in ground balls and caused 15 of Hope's 23 turnovers. Caren Lee led Hope (0-1) with two goals while Molly Greenfield had one goal.

After a quiet start to the game offensively, Meg Chapman's (Fr., Woodinville, Wash.) opened a five-goal run for the Boxers with her free-position goal at the 22:52 mark. Five different players tallied goals during the run with Sarah Steele (Fr., Mission Viejo, Calif.) ending it with her goal with 13:55 to go for the 5-0 lead.

Lee scored Hope's first goal with 8:52 to go before Mayhugh scored her second goal of the day with 7:15 to go to give the Boxers a 6-1 halftime lead.

Lee opened second half scoring for the Flying Dutch two minutes into the period, but Pacific would follow-up a seven-minute scoring drought by both teams with a four-goal run. Mayhugh had the first two goals of the run and Hiefield had the two other goals, ending the run with her goal off a Steele assist with 7:32 left.

Racquel Harrouk took the loss for Hope in goal, making six saves.

Pacific will play their next four matches away from Forest Grove. The road trip begins on Tuesday as the Boxers play at Northwest rival Linfield at 5:00 p.m.

2014-03-16



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