Coleman's Five Give Pacific Third Home Victory in a Row

FOREST GROVE - A five-goal effort by Abby Coleman (So., Beaverton, Ore.) led Pacific to their third win in a row Thursday as the Boxers beat Dallas 14-4 in women's lacrosse action at Lincoln Park Stadium.

Coleman scored all five of her goals in the first and became the third Pacific player in as many games to score five in a game. Lilia Lee (So., Waimanalo, Hawaii) and Johannah Wong (Fr., Oregon City, Ore.) score three goals apiece, Mimi Takamune (So., Mililani, Hawaii) added two and Lori Hanken (Fr., Oregon City, Ore.) scored one.

Pacific (3-2) dominated the Crusaders (0-9) in every offensive category, outshooting Dallas 39-16 and owning a 22-10 advantage in ground balls and a 14-6 edge in draw controls. The Boxers also finished with 12 caused turnovers.

Johanna Weston led Dallas with two goals, both in the first half. Meghan Frost and Becky Harris scored one apiece.

Lee continued her mastery of scoring the early goal, putting in the game's first strike just 32 seconds into the contest. Takamune needed just 15 seconds more to put in the Boxers' second goal. Coleman scored the next two within the next two minutes, netting strikes at the 28:27 and 26:51 marks.

After Weston put Dallas on the board with 26:32 remaining, both teams stayed quiet offensively over the next 10 minutes. Coleman then came alive with a vengeance, scoring three straight goals beginning at the 15:10 mark. Weston ended the string with her goal with six minutes to go, but Lee put bookends on the period, scoring with 13 seconds left to give the Boxers an 8-2 halftime lead.

Dallas ratcheted down their defense early in the second half, holding Pacific scoreless until Wong struck 10 minutes into the stanza. That started a string of five straight Pacific goals, culminating on Wong's goal with 5:15 remaining. Harris tallied Dallas' last goal with 1:14 to go and Hanken added the punctuation mark with a goal with 38 seconds left.

Pacific goalie Valerie Nelson (Jr., Coeur D'Alene, Idaho) made seven saves in the victory, while Dallas netminder Anna Massey registered 18 saves in the loss.

Pacific will finish up their seven-game home stand with three games next week, hosting Oberlin on Monday, Potsdam on Wednesday and Oswego State on Friday. Dallas will wrap up their three-game Northwest road swing with a game Friday at Linfield.

2008-03-21



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