Boxers Make It Two in a Row, Beat Fontbonne

FOREST GROVE - Lilia Lee (So., Waimanalo, Hawaii) tied a school record with five goals as Pacific won it's second match in a row, beating Fontbonne 13-4 in women's lacrosse action at Lincoln Park Stadium.

Lee put together a great scoring night for the Boxers (2-2), scoring four of her goals in the second to go along with four ground balls, and four caused turnovers. The Boxers outshot the Griffins, from St. Louis, Mo., 40-27, held a 28-23 advantage in ground balls and a 11-8 edge on draw controls.

Mimi Takamune (So., Mililani, Hawaii) scored three goals. Lori Hanken (Fr., Oregon City, Ore.) and Abby Coleman (So., Beaverton, Ore.) added two goals and Johannah Wong (Fr., Oregon City, Ore.) added one. Hanken led Pacific with three draw controls. Lee, Coleman and Christine Nishida (So., Kailua, Hawaii) had four ground balls apiece.

Katie Radeackar paced Fontbonne (0-3) with two goals while Laura Baldridge and Danielle Donze scored one apiece. Bridgette Riley led the Griffins with six ground balls and five caused turnovers and Radeackar added five draw controls.

Fontbonne actually held control over the first 10 minutes of the game thanks to the strong goalkeeping of Claire Kallio, who made six of her 18 saves in the first seven minutes of the first half. Hanken finally broke through on a free position shot at the 23:39 mark and Lee added her first goal with 18:25 left.

After trading goals over the next 10 minutes, Pacific pulled ahead 5-2 on Takamune's first goal. Wong and Takamune added two more goals in the final four minutes to take a 7-3 lead into halftime.

The Lilia Lee showed open the second half as she scored four answered goals over the first 14 minutes of the half to give the Boxers an 11-3 lead. Coleman added her goal at the 15:14 mark and Takamune tallied one more time with 11 minutes to go before Radeackar scored the Griffins' only goal with seven minutes to go.

Pacific goalie Valerie Nelson (Jr., Coeur D'Alene, Idaho) made 12 saves in the victory. The four goals allowed by the Boxers is the lowest in the history of the program.

Pacific continues their seven-game home stand on Thursday night when they host the University of Dallas. Fontbonne returns to action on Wednesday when they play Dallas in a neutral site match at Lincoln Park Stadium.

2008-03-19



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