Apr 08, 2018

Bruins Shutout Loggers On The Road

A Winning Tradition

  • Three 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

TACOMA --- The George Fox women's lacrosse team took on Puget Sound on the road Sunday, winning the Northwest Conference matchup without letting up a single goal, 20-0.


The Bruins scored a pair of goals in the opening five minutes, coming first from Jess Hanson and then from Madison Strickland.

George Fox's high-powered offense took off around the 22-minute mark, as Strickland found the back to the net to help spark the team to a blazing fast four-goal run in just over a single minute of play.

A goal by Emma Fanger at the 19:54 mark set the score at 7-0, which was indicative of the difficulties racking the Puget Sound defense early on.

The Bruins continued their offensive onslaught with 16 minutes left in the first half, as Meredith Teel, Lois Ray, Fanger, and Jennifer Burke all found the back of the net between the 16:21 mark and the 12:47 mark. Hanson assisted on two of the goals, and the effort pushed the lead all the way to 11-0.

Not content, Jocelyn Welberg and Burke each found the back of the net in just under a minute of play with around eight minutes left in the first half.

The Bruin offense hounded the home team in the final minutes of the first half, earning multiple free position attempts. The effort ultimately led to a goal by Ray with only eight seconds left in the first half.

The teams entered the break and George Fox held a convincing lead, 14-0.

Teel scored the first of the Bruins' goals in the second half, taking a pass from Hanson and flipping the ball into the net at the 21:39 mark.

Strickland scored at the 19:06 mark to put the Bruins up 16-0.

Hanson and Ray got the two-man game going with around 14 minutes left in the second half. Hanson scored on a pass from Ray at the 14:43 mark, and then Ray scored on a pass from Hanson at the 12:06 mark. Hanson scored once more with just over seven minutes remaining, setting the score at 19-0.

One final goal from the Bruins made it 20-0, as Strickland found the back of the net with 1:30 left in the game. Puget Sound was unable to respond as George Fox took home the win, 20-0.

Top Performers:

Hanson was a monster on Sunday, scoring four goals to go along with an impressive seven assists. Strickland was an offensive machine as well, scoring four goals in six shots on frame. Ray and Burke each racked up three goals to contribute to the big-time win.

The Bruins had all three goalies in rotation, as Mikaela Easterlin clocked 30 minutes, Zoe Jorgensen played almost 19 and Alyssa Poffenroth tallied nearly 12.

What It Means:

The Bruins move to 9-2 overall and remain a perfect 6-0 in conference play. They currently hold the top spot in the Northwest Conference.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins host Whitman in a conference matchup on Sunday at 1:00 pm.