Occidental Scores First Seven to Down Boxers

LOS ANGELES Occidental scored the first seven goals of the game and never looked back Wednesday as Pacific ended its southern California road trip with a 14-4 loss to the Tigers in action at Jack Kemp Stadium.

The Tigers held Pacific off the scoreboard for the first 22 minutes of the contest as Tori Larson opened the seven-goal run with her unassisted score less than a minute in and didn't see it end until April Lanz (Fr., Oregon City, Ore.) scored with 7:55 left. It would be Pacific's only goal of the half as the Tigers took an 11-1 advantage into the break.

Lanz led Pacific with three goals while Paisley Hiefield (Fr., Portland, Ore.) added a late goal and an assist. Beebe Finch led Occidental with four goals. Larson added three goals while Mary Richardson had two goals and four assists.

The Tigers (8-1) outshot Pacific (5-7) by just a 19-15 margin, but made the most of their chances with 13 goals. Larson and Finch each had two goals in Oxy's opening seven-goal run before Lanz ended the run with her goal off of Hiefield's assist with 7:55 to go in the first half.

Occidental finished the period by scoring four more goals, which ended on Finch's third goal of the game with 2:17 left as the Tigers built the 11-1 halftime advantage.

The Tigers opened the second half with two quick goals before Lanz gave the Boxers their second goal with 26:16 left. Neither team scored over the next 15 minutes before Lanz tallied again with 11:42 left. Hiefield closed scoring for the Boxers, scoring off Kacey Killingbeck's (Sr., Nampa, Idaho) assist with 4:33 to go.

Adrienne Salzwedel (Fr., Beaverton, Ore.) took the loss in goal, making five saves. Kirsten Hee earned the win for Occidental, making nine saves.

After playing their last four games on the road, Pacific will close the 2014 season with three games at home. The home stand begins Sunday as the Boxers host Puget Sound at noon.

2014-03-27



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