Five lacrosse seniors play in final games this weekend

Five lacrosse seniors play in final games this weekend

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound lacrosse team honors five seniors playing in their final collegiate games as the Loggers close out the 2019 season by hosting Linfield (April 27) and Pacific (April 28) in Baker Stadium this weekend. Both games are set to begin at 1 p.m.

 

 WHO   Puget Sound vs. Linfield 
 WHEN   Saturday, April 27 | 1 p.m.
 WHERE   Baker Stadium | Tacoma, Wash. 
 LINKS   Stats | Video

 

 WHO   Puget Sound vs. Pacific 
 WHEN   Saturday, April 28 | 1 p.m.
 WHERE   Baker Stadium | Tacoma, Wash. 
 LINKS   Stats | Video

 

Senior celebration

Before the start of Sunday's game against Pacific, Puget Sound celebrates its five seniors and their loved ones: Sara Burke, Hannah Nichols, Rebecca Simon, Maya Ullrich-Carter, and Ali Walker.

 

Second time around

The Loggers lost at Linfield, 14-18, earlier this month (April 6), but they immediately bounced back with a 14-12 win at Pacific (April 7). Ali Walker scored five goals against the Boxers, and Jenna Kisner added four.

 

Top 10

Loggers rank top 10 in the NWC for several different statistics. Jenna Kisner is 10th in scoring (35 goals), Ali Walker is ninth in caused turnovers (22) and fifth in ground balls (31), while Ally Benko is fourth in save percentage (44.0 percent).

 

Finishing strong

After an 0-3 start to the season, Puget Sound has won seven of its last 10 games. That stretch includes a couple of different three-game winning streaks.

 

Scouting Linfield (10-5, 9-2 NWC)

The Wildcats enter this weekend with eight wins in their last nine games. The loss came against first-place George Fox. Bethany Shade is the NWC' second-leading scorer (56). She also ranks second in ground balls (61) and first in caused turnovers (39). Linfield's 291 ground balls paces the NWC.

 

Scouting Pacific (2-11, 1-10 NWC)

The Boxers have lost 10 consecutive games entering this weekend. They have the second-fewest goals (83) in the NWC, and they allow the second-most goals per game (17.01). Roya Tahamassebi leads the team in scoring with 29 goals, and Alexa Erickson has 22.