Mar 27, 2017

Hanson Nets Game Winner in 2OT

A Winning Tradition

  • Two Northwest Conference Championships (Co-Champs - 2016, 2017)
  • One Northwest Conference Player of the Year (Alexa Nakashimada - 2016)
  • 28 All-Northwest Conference Athletes  
  • Four straight winning seasons (2014-17)

WHITTIER, Calif. --- It was quite the night for the George Fox women's lacrosse team, as the Bruins secured a 9-8 win over the Poets of Whittier College in double overtime.

Recap:
The game was highly contested, as both teams rattled off early goals. The Poets were the first to strike, holding a 5-1 advantage after 18 minutes of play. The Bruins managed to score one more goal before the half, but the Poets went into intermission with a 6-2 lead.

The second half was nothing short of pure grit. The Bruins managed to gain momentum as they scored five unanswered goals to take their first lead at 7-6. Jess Hanson was the first to score after three minutes of action, while Miranda Edwords and Madison Strickland both netted two apiece. Whittier bounced back with two goals under a minute to play, but Lois Ray sprang into action and kept the Bruins hopes alive with a goal in the final seconds. The Bruins finished regulation with the score tied at 8-8.

The first overtime was full of tension, as both teams traded possession back and forth. After three minutes of play, both team were unable to find the back of the net. With the second overtime underway, Hanson was the hero, netting the game winner in the first 30 seconds to give the Bruins the 9-8 victory.

Top Performers:
Hanson was the hero of the game with two goals – one being the game winner, but Edwords led the team with three goals. Mikaela Easterlin recorded 10 saves in the win and is 4-1 on the season.

What It Means:
The Bruins continue their streak with two straight wins, improving their record to 4-1 on the season.

What Comes Next:
George Fox continues its California trip with a match against Pomona-Pitzer Wednesday, March 29, at 7p.m.