April 4, 2013

Loggers Can't Climb Out Of Early Hole At Pacific

 FOREST GROVE, Ore. – The Puget Sound women's lacrosse team fell 15-10 at Pacific in its final road contest of the season on Thursday. Kerri Smith and Rachael Silva each had three goals to lead the Loggers (3-6).

Pacific (6-4) used a big first half to come away with its second win over the Loggers this season. The Boxers built a 5-0 lead over the first nine minutes and never looked back. Haley Jackson's unassisted goal finally put the Loggers on the board just over 10 minutes into the match.

The Boxers responded with three more goals to go up 8-1 before Smith and Silva each notched their first goals of the contest to bring the score to 8-3 at halftime.

After Kaitlyn Harper scored the third of her game-high six goals just one minute into the second half, the Loggers rattled off three  goals over the next 14 minutes to pull within three of the host Boxers.

Caroline Cook scored the first two goals of the run, followed by Smith's second goal of the contest closed the gap to 9-6. The Boxers responded with five consecutive goals, including three from Harper, to extend the lead back to seven goals and put the match out of reach.

The Loggers scored three goals in the last five minutes but couldn't erase the hole they fell in early in the match.

Linnea Bostrom made 10 saves for the Loggers as did Brittany Hartmann for the Boxers.

The Loggers conclude the season on Sunday when they host Linfield at 1 p.m. in Baker Stadium.

Lauren Stuck
Mount Airy, Md.
South Carroll HS

A junior in her third season of Logger lacrosse, Lauren Stuck knows what it means to be a member of a team. She loves working alongside her teammates, who provide a constant reminder that she is a part of something bigger than herself. “Playing a team sport requires you to put your teammates above yourself, being willing to push yourself for the sake of others, and trusting that your teammates are doing the same thing for you. It’s a palpable feeling when everyone on the field is working together; when the many parts form a working whole and everyone gets to share that success. It is an amazing feeling."