Mayhugh, Lanz Land Three as Boxers Bounce Bruins

FOREST GROVE April Lanz (Fr., Oregon City, Ore.) scored three first half goals and Amy Mayhugh (Jr., Tigard, Ore.) scored two of her three goals in the second half Wednesday night, leading Pacific to a 12-9 victory over George Fox in women's lacrosse action at Lincoln Park Stadium.

Lanz's goals all proved critical as she helped the Boxers come back from an early 2-0 deficit to a feisty first-year George Fox squad that proved solid defensively and made the most of their offensive opportunities. Pacific outshot George Fox 38-13, but Bruins' goalie Kaylee Colin made 18 saves to help keep the game close.

The Boxers (7-7) also held a 25-18 advantage in ground balls and a 12-11 edge in draw controls. The Bruins turned the ball over 25 times, with 12 of those caused by the Boxers.

In addition to the two three-goal performances, Melanie Niehus (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Kacey Killingbeck (Sr., Nampa, Idaho) each scored two goals. Jessica Adrian led George Fox (3-6) with four goals while Alexa Nakashimada scored two goals.

Adrian and Nakashimada scored the first two goals of the game before Lanz could put Pacific on the board, scoring off Niehus' assist at the 21:13 mark of the first half. Lanz's second strike with 18:35 left started a five-goal run, which ended on Killingbeck's goal with 6:42 to go as Pacific went ahead 6-3. George Fox scored three of the final goals of the stanza to come within 7-6 at intermission.

Adrian wasted little time as she scored just 55 seconds into the second half to tie the game at 7-7. The Bruins did not score again for another 22 minutes as Niehus and Mayhugh filled the gap with four Pacific goals, the last coming off the stick of Mayhugh with 9:37 left that put the Boxers up 11-7.

Adrienne Salzwedel (Fr., Beaverton, Ore.) earned her seventh win of the season in goal, making two saves.

Pacific will finish their 2014 season on Apr. 11, hosting Linfield at 7:00 p.m.


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