Sports & Outdoors

Women’s lacrosse dominates Linfield

Both men’s and women’s lacrosse took the field over the weekend, though they experienced radically different results during their respective games.
The intramural men’s team entered the weekend looking for a lift. After having gone winless in their first three games of their season and losing their previous two by a combined score of 38-3, the Loggers were hoping their game at home against College of Idaho on Saturday, March 2 would yield better results.
Sadly, it was not to be. Despite four goals from senior Dan Leininger (Colorado Springs, Colo.), and two more from each Graham Cameron (Eugene, Ore.) and Brett Hennessy (Scottsdale, Ariz.), both seniors, the Loggers ultimately lost to the Coyotes 13-11.
Despite this setback, the fact that the margin of defeat was much smaller than in previous matches suggests that the Loggers are in a good position and are moving forward.
On the women’s side, the results were much more favorable for the Loggers over the weekend. This was the team’s first game of the season, and they were eager to impress as they battled Northwest Conference (NWC) rival Linfield.
From the beginning, it was evident that the Loggers were the better team. After a couple of near misses, the Loggers broke through to score the first goal of the game at 26:17, as freshman Hannah Lucke (Portland, Ore.) assisted senior Grace Reid (Kirkland, Wash.).
Immediately thereafter, the Loggers controlled possession and sophomore Caroline Cook (Orinda, Calif.) scored,  making it 2-0.
These early scores paved the way for a rout, as the Loggers stretched their lead to 11-1 by the end of the first half.
Puget Sound did not let up, however, and the team continued their dominance in the second half, leading 16-1 at one point before Linfield pulled out a few goals during garbage time to make the final score more respectable. But when all was said and done, the Loggers gained a dominating 19-4 win over their NWC opponents.
Reid led the way with four goals, and Cook was close behind with three. Ultimately, however, it was a team effort, and the Loggers combined to control the ball for much of the game, out-shooting Linfield 42-14.
The women’s side will play their next game on Monday, March 11 when they will host Pacific University. Meanwhile, the men’s side will be out of action until they take on Western Washington on Saturday, March 30.