March 22, 2013

Loggers Hold Off Smith To End Skid

TACOMA, Wash. – Julia Schulman's five goals helped the Puget Sound women's lacrosse team hold off a comeback attempt from Smith in a 17-12 Logger win. Schulman has scored at least five goals in each of the last five matches.

Seven different Loggers scored a goal with Grace Reid and Caroline Cook each scoring three in the winning effort. Kerri Smith added two goals and two assists.

The Loggers (3-4) found themselves down early to the Pioneers (1-5) after two goals from Christina Vara and another from Jenny Estes put the visitors up 3-1. However, the Loggers countered with a 9-0 with goals coming from seven different players.

The lengthy run helped the Loggers build an 11-5 halftime lead. The Pioneers were able to slice down the deficit and looked to be on the path to an epic comeback. The Loggers lead reached its greatest point when a Grace Reid goal put them up 14-6 with 23:12 to go.

The Pioneers responded. They were able to hold the Loggers scoreless for nearly 12 minutes while string together five goals to slice the lead down to just three. Jenny Estes scored two of her three goals during the run while Angela Schondeck capped the 5-0 run with 15:42 to go.

Schulman's fifth an final goal stopped the Pioneers momentum while Cook and Reid scored two late goals to ward off the Pioneer comeback.

Linnea Bostrom made seven saves for the Loggers in goal.

Next up, the Loggers host Carthage at 3 p.m. next Thursday on East Field.

Maddie Soukup
Ballard Wash., Ballard HS

Maddie Soukup may be new to the Puget Sound campus and to Logger lacrosse, but that doesn't mean she hasn't assimilated well to the team. "Being a lacrosse player at Puget Sound means being a part of the best team on campus. I get to work hard with my friends playing the best sport there is. I'm proud to be apart of Logger lacrosse and I am excited to show people what we can do this season. Lacrosse has given me the opportunity to compete and this has made my time here at Puget Sound a lot of fun!"