Apr 11, 2017

Bruins Blaze By 'Cats In NWC Victory

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)

By: Jake Bienvenue

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. --- The George Fox women's lacrosse team made the short trip to Linfield Tuesday for a Northwest Conference matchup against the Wildcats, earning an easy 19-2 win.

Recap:
The Bruins struck just seconds into game as Miranda Edwords found Lois Ray for the goal, giving the team an early lead. 

Jess Hanson scored in the fourth minute on another assist by Edwords.

Linfield was able to find the back of the net with just over 20 minutes remaining to cut the Bruin lead to just one.

A goal by Edwords two minutes later widened the gap and began an 11-goal run for the Bruins. Jennifer Burke, Madison Strickland, Hanson, and Edwords all recorded goals as the first half came to a close with George Fox in firm control of the game, 13-1.

The Bruins kept it coming in the second half, going on a three-goal run in the opening six minutes.

The Wildcats scored one more in the seventh minute but it wasn't near enough as another three goals from the Bruins secured the victory, 19-2.

Top Performers:
Hanson led the offense in this one, scoring a whopping five goals on only six shots. Edwords made a major contribution with three goals to go along with two assists; Burke and Strickland finished with three apiece as well. NWC Defensive Student-Athlete of the week Mikaela Easterlin split time in the net with teammate Alyssa Poffenroth in this one. Both recorded 30 minutes of play, while Easterlin earned her ninth win of the season.  

What It Means:
The Bruins improve to 9-2 on the season and an undefeated 5-0 in the NWC.

What Comes Next:
The Bruins host Pacific (Ore.) Saturday, April 15, in a conference matchup set for 5:00pm.