Sports & Outdoors

Heartbreak over break

The Puget Sound women’s lacrosse team remained active during spring break, continuing their competitive season. It was a rough week for the team, which lost all of its games during the break, but it was apparent that the Loggers fought hard during each game.

For their first match-up, the team traveled to Whittier in California on Monday, March 12. Early in the game, Whittier scored six goals and took the lead, allowing them to control the rest of the game.

Although freshman Caroline Cook (Orinda, Calif.) led the Loggers with four goals, it was not enough to help them win the game. Junior Julie Schulman (Durham, N.C.) and senior Grace Reid (Kirkland, Wash.) both added a hat trick to the Logger’s score. Ultimately, the Loggers fell to Whittier 22-11.

The Loggers remained in California for their second game against Occidental on Tuesday, March 13. Occidental took an early 7-1 lead in the game, and by halftime the score was 17-4. Once again, Cook put up another four goals for the Loggers, alongside freshman Rachael Silva (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) who added a pair of goals for the Loggers in the second half. However, these efforts weren’t enough for the Loggers to make a comeback, and they suffered 25-9 loss.

The Loggers’ last game in California was against Pomona-Pitzer on Wednesday, March, 14, and there they suffered their most heartbreaking game of the California series. Pomona took an early 3-1 lead in the game, but the Loggers continued to fight back until the match was tied 5-5. Both teams fought for control of the score board through the entire game. At the end of the game, the Loggers were down only a couple points until time ran out, and Pomona was declared the winner of the game, winning 19-16.

Schulman was the top scorer this game with six goals, while Cook had four goals for the third consecutive game in a row. Senior Kristine Morris (Tiburon, Calif.) also added four goals to the Loggers’ score.

Back in Tacoma, the Loggers played their last game of spring break on Saturday, March 17, meeting Pomona-Pitzer for the second time.  The Loggers played their closest game, never allowing Pomona-Pitzer to maintain a lead of more than two goals.

The first half of the game was extremely defensive on both sides, but Pomona had a 5-4 lead at the end of the half. In the beginning of the second half the Loggers immediately tied up the game 6-6. The game continued to switch back and forth between both teams. Schulman’s final goal of the game brought the score to 10-10 with less than five minutes left in the game.

Sadly, Pomona made one more goal and held onto the ball in order to run the clock out, beating the Loggers 11-10. Schulman was the high scorer of the game with 4 goals; and Reid, Morris, and sophomore Reagan Guarriello (Orange, Calif.) each added one goal for the Loggers.

The next women’s Lacrosse game will be hosted at Puget Sound against Whittier on Tuesday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m.