WHITTIER, Calif. – The Puget Sound women's lacrosse team erased an early deficit but Whittier used three late goals to defeat the Loggers (2-2) a 16-13 on Sunday. Julia Schulman scored seven of the Loggers' goals and assisted on another.
The Poets (2-8) used a big performance from Carolyn Mukai to come away with the win. Mukai scored six times for the hosts and assisted on six more goals to lead the Poets.
Schulman scored two early goal but the Loggers found themselves down 10-5 with 6:45 left in the first half. In the final four minutes of the half, Schulman scored her fourth goal followed by goals from Kerri Smith and Grace Reid. The Loggers went into the half down just two.
The Loggers continued to fight in the early goings of the second half. With 13:13 to go, Maddie Soukup found the back of the net and the Loggers had tied the game at 12-12.
Tiffany Reyes put the Poets back on top two minutes later but Schulman immediately responded with her seventh goal.
However, the final 10 minutes belonged to the Poets as they scored three times to secure the victory.
The game was the first of three for the Loggers on a spring break trip through southern California. The Loggers will travel to Chapman tomorrow.