Apr 07, 2018

Bruins Baffle Boxers Saturday Afternoon

A Winning Tradition

  • Thre Northwest Conference Championships (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • One IWLCA All-Region Athlete (Jess Hanson, 2018)
  • Two Northwest Conference Players of the Year (Alexa Nakashimada, 2016; Jess Hanson, 2018)
  • One NWC Coach of the Year (Katie Mastropaolo, 2018)
  • 36 All-Northwest Conference Athletes  
  • Five straight winning seasons (2014-18)

By: Jake Bienvenue

FOREST GROVE --- The George Fox women's lacrosse team traveled to Pacific (Ore.) Saturday, beating the Boxers in a Northwest Conference matchup, 16-1.


The Bruins struck right off the bat as Lois Ray drew control and flipped it to Jess Hanson who found the back of the net in just over thirty seconds of play. Two goals from Jennifer Burke and Madison Strickland at the 27:30 and 25:46 marks put George Fox up by three. Hanson assisted on both goals, then managed to score once more at the 24:19 mark.

The Boxers responded with a goal around the 23-minute mark, setting the score at 4-1.

Grace Matteson found the back of the net for the Bruins at the 18:58 mark, widening the gap between the two teams. Hanson scored just over four minutes later, and then Meredith Teel scored to spark the team to a three-goal run in between the 11:24 and 10:08 marks. Teel had two goals in just over a minute-and-a-half, and Jocelyn Welberg assisted on all three goals in the same amount of time.

Bailey Faust, Burke, and Welberg all scored between the 8:11 mark and the end of the half to put the Bruins way ahead at the break, 13-1.

The Bruins kept it going in the second half, as Welberg scored at the 27:00 mark to continue widening the chasm between the two teams. Burke scored again as well, finding the back of the net with just over 21 minutes left in the game and making it 15-1.

 The Bruin tandem of Hanson and Ray connected once more at the 9:07 mark, as Ray found the back of the net to set the score at 16-1.

Pacific was unable to respond in the final minutes as George Fox took a blowout win, 16-1.

Top Performers:

Burke paced the team in scoring, racking up four goals on six shots to go along with an assist. Hanson got it done all around in this one, tallying three goals on seven shots along with three assists. Teel, Welberg, and Ray each contributed two goals to the scoring effort. Welberg led the team in assists with four, and Ray finished with two of her own.

What It Means:

The Bruins move to 8-2 overall and remain a perfect 5-0 in conference play.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins continue their road trip on Sunday with a conference matchup against Puget Sound, which is set to begin at 1:00pm.