Killingbeck Clobbers Loggers in Final Minutes for Victory

FOREST GROVE Kacey Killingbeck (Sr., Nampa, Idaho) score three of her team-high four goals in the second half, including the game-winning goal with 8:24 left that gave Pacific a 16-13 win over Puget Sound in women's lacrosse action at Lincoln Park Stadium.

After the Loggers tied the contest at 12-12, Killingbeck tallied on an unassisted goal that started a four-goal run that guaranteed the Boxers the victory. She also closed the run with the Boxers' final goal of the day with 5:46 to go.

In addition to Killingbeck's four goals, Amy Mayhugh (Jr., Tigard, Ore.) and April Lanz (Fr., Oregon City, Ore.) each tallied three goals while Sarah Steele (Fr., Mission Viejo, Calif.) and Melanie Niehus (jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) scored two goals apiece.

Olivia Keene led Puget Sound (5-8) with four goals. Callie Holgate scored three goals while Maddie Soukup and Sophie Grossman each scored two. Pacific (6-7) outshot the Loggers 40-24, held a 27-20 advantage in ground balls and caused 13 turnovers, led by three caused turnovers by Lanz.

After both teams traded single goals in the first 10 minutes of the contest, Pacific rattled off three unanswered goals and took a 4-1 lead on Meg Chapman's (Fr., Woodinville, Wash.) goal with 19:12 left in the first half. The Boxers bolted out to a 6-2 lead a pair of Lanz goals before the Loggers slowly climbed back into the game. The Loggers closed the period with the final four goals, with Grossman tallying just as time expired to bring Puget Sound with 9-8 at the half.

Killingbeck and Mayhugh each tallied free-position goals to open the second, but the Loggers scored four of the next five goals. Holgate scored back-to-back goals, with the second hitting the net at the 9:22 mark, to tie the game at 12-12. Killingbeck scored just a minute later, putting the Boxers up for good.

Adrienne Salzwedel (Fr., Beaverton, Ore.) earned her sixth win in goal, making nine saves. Hailey Palmore took her seventh loss of the season for the Loggers, making 16 saves.

Pacific returns to Lincoln Park Stadium on Wednesday as they host George Fox. Game time is 6:00 p.m.

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FOREST GROVE, Ore.-The Puget Sound lacrosse team erased a five-goal lead late in the first half and tied the game in the second, but the Loggers could not find the go-ahead goal Sunday and fell 16-13 to Pacific at Lincoln Park Stadium in Forest Grove, Ore.

The host Boxers opened Sunday's scoring. Boxer attacker Amy Mayhugh picked up a ground ball in front of the Logger cage and immediately fired it into the net for the first goal of the game after two minutes elapsed. Puget Sound drew even at 1-1 six minutes later when Haley Jackson found the cage for the Loggers, scoring her 13th goal of the season. Pacific responded with four goals in just over one minute, but Olivia Keene got into the scoring action to pull the Loggers within two, converting a free position shot with 18:52 remaining in the first half.

After Keene's goal, Pacific added two more, but Sophie Grossman netted one to keep the Loggers within three. The Boxers scored three of the next four, but Keene and Maddie Soukup pulled the Loggers back within three with goals just 18 seconds apart with less than three minutes to go before half. Puget Sound continued the comeback in the final two minutes as Haley Schuster scored a free-position goal with 1:09 remaining and Grossman netted her second in the dying seconds of the half to put the Loggers within one going into the break.

Pacific scored the first goal of the second half, getting a free position shot from Kacey Killingbeck. Mayhugh scored again four minutes later, but Callie Holgate and Keene brought the Loggers back within one at 11-10 with goals just 58 seconds apart 10 minutes into the period. The Boxers tallied another two-score advantage after Killingbeck scored in free play halfway through the period, but Holgate evened the match at 12 by scoring the next two goals.

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