Mar 13, 2019

Eight Bruins Score in 19-3 Win Over Loggers

A Winning Tradition

  • One NCAA Tournament Appearance (Second Round - 2019)
  • Four Northwest Conference Championships (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • One IWLCA All-Region Athlete (Jess Hanson, 2018)
  • Three Northwest Conference Players of the Year (Alexa Nakashimada, 2016; Jess Hanson, 2018; Lois Ray, 2019)
  • Two NWC Coach of the Year Awards (Katie Mastropaolo, 2018; Katie Mastropaolo, 2019)
  • 44 All-Northwest Conference Athletes  
  • Six straight winning seasons (2014-19)

By: Jake Bienvenue

NEWBERG --- The George Fox women's lacrosse team hosted Puget Sound in a midweek Northwest Conference matchup on Wednesday, winning easily, 19-3.

Recap:

Lois Ray drew control from the start and scored just fifteen seconds later to set the tone early for the Bruins.

Isabella Alfaro was key for the home team early, racking up a goal and two assists in just over three minutes of play as the Bruins hopped out to a 3-0 lead.

George Fox looked unstoppable from then on, as they scored an incredible nine unanswered goals in just over 12 minutes of play. Madison Strickland caught fire, scoring four goals in that stretch, while Ray contributed three goals and an assist to give the home team a 12-0 lead with 14:55 left in the half.

Puget Sound finally managed to find the back of the net, scoring a pair of goals at the 9:27 and 6: 13 minute marks to set the score at 12-2.

The scoreboard held for the remainder of the half, and the Bruins went into the locker room with a 10-goal lead.

The Loggers came out of the break with some gusto, finding the back of the net with 25:33 to cut into the double-digit lead, 12-3.

Grace Matteson put the Bruins back on the scoreboard with 21:07 left, taking a pass from Jennifer Burke on a free position attempt.

George Fox was not to be stopped from that point on, scoring six straight goals to end the game and stop any sort of comeback by the Loggers.

Emma Fanger's last-second goal brought the score to 19-3 in favor of the home team.

Top Performers:

Ray and Strickland led the way in this one, tallying five goals each. Strickland's five goals came on only six shots. Burke was key as well, scoring three goals on five shots. Alfaro was a maestro for the Bruins, racking up six assists while scoring two goals on only two shots.

What It Means:

The Bruins remain undefeated, moving to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins travel to take on the Willamette Bearcats on Saturday, March 16 at 1:00pm.