Tigers Roar, Storm Past Loggers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. A trio of first-year Tigers were red hot on a bone-chilling Saturday morning at Colorado College's Stewart Field.

Sadie Cole, Colleen Orr and Mary Taussig combined for 10 goals and three assists while leading CC to a 20-3 victory over the University of Puget Sound.

Colorado College didn't waste any time taking an early lead, using goals by Virginia Logue, Maddie Pitkin and Madeline Scherer to grab a 3-0 advantage.

After Cole struck for what proved to be the game winner 11 minutes into the contest, Olivia Keene scored the second of her three goals to keep the Loggers within striking distance at 4-2 with 17:50 to play.

A little more than five minutes later was when CC's freshmen really caught fire. Goals by Cole and Taussig made the score 7-2, and then Madeline Scherer converted on a free-position shot with just 13 seconds left to give the Tigers an 8-2 cushion after 30 minutes.

Colorado College carried the momentum into the second half, getting tallies from Elise Burchard, Taussig and Logue to build a 11-2 lead.

After Cole struck for a man-down marker with a little more than 20 minutes to play, Orr scored three times in a span 4:22.

The Tigers used last-minute goals by Pitkin and Burchard to reach the 20-goal mark for the sixth time this season.

Cole recorded season highs of five goals and seven points to pace the Tigers. Logue, Orr and Scherer found the cage three times apiece. Pitkin and Taussig struck for a pair of goals and added an assist.

CC, which swept the two-game series against UPS by a combined score of 40-9, finished with a 37-9 advantage in total shots.

Goaltender Martha Smith made a pair of saves for Colorado College, while Taussig paced the defenders with seven ground balls, five caused turnovers and three draw controls.

Anna Richmond paced the Loggers with four ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Hailey Palmore steered aside eight shots for Puget Sound before giving way to Madison Paskett with 19:44 to play.

The Tigers completed their six-game home stand with a 4-2 record and improved to 8-3 overall.

CC plays host to Rockhurst University at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon to complete its second doubleheader of the season.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-The Puget Sound lacrosse squad once again ran into a tough Colorado College squad, falling 20-3 this time to the Tigers at Stewart Field in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Tigers scored the game's first three goals, the first two of which came within a minute of each other. Olivia Keene got the Loggers on the scoreboard 9:19 into the match with a goal of her own, finishing off a pass from Kerri Smith for her 35th goal of 2014. Colorado College scored a fourth with 19 minutes showing on the scoreboard, but Keene responded with a free position goal at the 17:50 mark, cutting the Tiger lead to two once again.

Colorado College closed the period with four goals in the final 12:24, the latest of which came with 13 seconds remaining before halftime. Madeline Scherer converted a free position shot for that goal. In the first half, the Loggers' two goals came on six total shots, two of which were saved by Tiger goalie Martha Smith. Also in the first half, the Loggers picked up 14 ground balls and seven draw controls compared to 25 and four by Colorado College, respectively.

During the second half, the Loggers couldn't keep up with the Tigers like they did in the first. Colorado College scored twice in the first three minutes of the period and kept on going as the Tigers netted 12 goals in the final 30 minutes. Keene netted her third of the game with 2:07 remaining in the contest, but that was the Loggers' only second-half score as the Tigers ran away with a 20-3 victory.

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