Mayhugh Nets 7 as Boxers Scratch Past Wildcats

McMINNVILLE, Ore. Amy Mayhugh (Jr., Tigard, Ore.) scored seven goals, including six in a torrid first half scoring performance, as Pacific opened a four-game road trip with a 19-6 rout of Linfield Tuesday in women's lacrosse action at the Linfield Lacrosse Field.

Mayhugh's scoring punctuated a dominant performance that saw the Boxers (5-4) outshoot the Wildcats 38-16. The Boxers also held a 37-31 advantage in ground balls, an 18-9 advantage in draw controls.

Kacey Killingbeck (Sr., Nampa, Idaho) added four goals. Melanie Niehus (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) finished with three goals and two assists while April Lanz (Fr., Oregon City, Ore.) added three goals and one assist.

Shelby Duarte led Linfield (0-7) with three goals. Halee Helgerson added two goals and Kelsey Dammerell scored one.

Pacific scored their first three goals in the first five minutes of the game with Mayhugh's second strike of the contest providing the 3-0 advantage. After Linfield tallied their first goal off the stick of Helgerson with 16:48 left, the Boxers went on a tear that saw them score nine goals the rest of the period. Mayhugh's fourth goal of the stanza built an 8-2 Pacific lead and Killingbeck's strike with 29 seconds left allowed the Boxers a commanding 12-3 halftime lead.

Linfield would score the first two goals of the second half, but the Boxers rallied to score the next six goals and Killingbeck's free-position goal with 16:10 left ensured a running clock for the remainder of the game.

Adrienne Salzwedel (Fr., Oregon City, Ore.) earned her fifth win in goal for the Boxers, making just three saves. Erika Phillipo took the loss for Linfield, making 11 saves.

Pacific continues their road trip this weekend in southern California. The Southland trip begins on Saturday with a noon contest at Chapman.

2014-03-19



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