Second Half Surge Is Too Much as Boxers Fall to Panthers

ORANGE, Calif. Chapman outdistanced Pacific with a second half scoring barrage Saturday as the Boxers were welcomed to southern California with an 18-7 loss to the Panthers in action at Wilson Field.

Trailing by just a 6-3 margin at halftime, the Boxers (5-5) were outshot 23-11 by the Panthers in the second half as Chapman scored the first three goals of the second period and seven of the last eight of the game.

Amy Mayhugh (Jr., Tigard, Ore.) once again led Pacific in scoring with four goals, three of which came on free-position shots. Melanie Niehus (Jr., Colorado Springs, Calif.) scored two goals and Kacey Killingbeck (Sr., Nampa, Idaho) scored one.

Kylee Moore led Chapman (3-6) with four goals. Tessa Ollaro added two goals while Lauren Mah, Allison Camp and Michelle Mendoza each scored two goals. Chapman held a 19-8 advantage in draw controls while both teams finished with 20 ground balls.

Chapman opened the contest by scoring the first three goals, with Camp's strike at the 21:13 mark giving the Panthers the 3-0 lead. Niehus and Mayhugh hit back-to-back goals to close within 3-2 with 14:07 left, but the Panthers closed the stanza by scoring three of the final four goals. Mayhugh's free-position goal with 5:58 broke up the run as the Panthers entered halftime with the 6-3 lead.

The Panthers opened up the second half with another three-goal run with Ollaro's goal with 25:52 left giving Chapman a 9-3 lead. Niehus and Killingbeck responded with their goals at 25:10 and 24:46, respectively, but the Panthers scored two of their own kept the lead at five goals, 11-5.

After Mayhugh connected with 19:08 to go, Chapman went on to score seven of the final eight goals of the game. Ollaro and Mendoza each had two goals and Mayhugh split up the run her free-position goal with 3:18 left.

Adrienne Salzwedel (Fr., Beaverton, Ore.) took the loss in goal for the Boxers, making 10 saves. Kara Podesta was the winner for Chapman, making five saves in 30 minutes of action.

Pacific returns to action on Monday when they take on Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at 7:00 p.m.


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