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Boxers send seniors off with victory over Linfield
Written by Blake Timm    Friday, 13 April 2012 22:07   

Women’sLacrosse - Pacific 14, Linfield 10:

FOREST GROVE – A five-goal performance by freshman Melanie Niehus (Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) allowed Pacific to send their seniors off on a high note Friday night as she led the Boxers to a 14-10 victory over Linfield in the women’s lacrosse season finale at Lincoln Park Stadium.

Niehus scored three of her five goals in the first half, which allowed the Boxers all of the goals they would need to win the game.  Carmen Taplin (Jr., Hillsboro, Ore.) added three goals while Kristen Dick (Jr., Auburn, Wash.) scored two goals and had three assists.  Four other Pacific players scored one goal each.

Mariah Jones led Linfield with three goals and an assist, while Zoey Spring added two goals.  Five other Wildcats scored one goal each.  Pacific outshot Linfield 33-25 for the game and held a 33-22 advantage in ground balls.  Linfield owned a 16-10 advantage in draw controls, with Jones picking up seven of them.

With the win, Pacific finishes the season with an 8-6 record, their third consecutive winning season in their sixth year in competition.  Linfield dropped to 1-6 overall and will finish the season on Sunday at Puget Sound.

Pacific opened the game by scoring the first four goals, including a pair by Niehus off assists by Kelly Stevens (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.).  Linfield came back to score four of the next five goals, two off of the stick of Jones, and came within 5-4 on an unassisted strike by Jones with 8:27 to go.  Pacific came back to score the final three goals of the stanza, including two by Taplin, as the Boxers went into halftime with an 8-4 lead.

The four-goal advantage would be enough to give Pacific the win as the offensive numbers evened out in the second half.  Taplin gave Pacific their largest lead of the game, 11-5, with her strike at the 21:01 mark.  Linfield rebounded to score two straight of their own, with Chas Titttle scoring with 18 minutes left to bring the Boxers within 11-7.  The two teams both scored three goals over the final 15 minutes of the game.

Brittany Hartmann (Jr., Portland, Ore.) earned her second win in goal this season for the Boxers, making 10 saves.  Tori Kraft took the loss in goal for the Wildcats, making 12 stops.

Prior to the game, Pacific honored five players finishing up their Pacific careers.  The list included seniors Liane Harada (Kailua, Hawaii), Mikalia Way(Evergreen, Colo.), Amanda Waltz (Honolulu, Hawaii) and Krispin Jewkes (Carbondale, Colo.) as well as junior Rachel Wong (Oregon City, Ore.), who will be graduating early.

At halftime, Pacific honored it’s 59 Northwest Conference Scholar-Athlete award winners from the 2010-11 academic year and other academic award recipients as part of the University’s celebration of Division III Week.

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