Lacrosse begins with scrimmage

As the first opening game approaches for the women’s lacrosse team, the Wildcats are preparing by playing scrimmage games.

The team traveled to Forest Grove on Feb. 26 to participate in a tournament.

Three club teams, Portland Purple, Rose City and Ohana, participated in the tournament, as did Pacific University.

The Wildcats played their first game against Portland Purple, losing 11-3.

“Our philosophy is that every game we get better,” junior Libby Sturges said.

In their second game against Rose City, the Wildcats came out on top, winning 8-3.

In the game versus Pacific University, the Wildcats lost 9-3.

The women hope to beat Pacific when they play the team again in a real game on March 14.

The final game against Ohana came out in the Wildcat’s favor, winning 7-3.

“Every half we’ve played this season has been better than the last half,” Sturges said.

While this tournament was good practice for the Wildcats, next weekend is an important game. The
women play against Redlands, a team from California. The lacrosse team hasn’t played a team from California in seven years.

“We always keep it classy,” Sturges said. “We have a great group of girls.”

Freshman Halee Helgerson, who played lacrosse all four years of high school, said she is excited for the season.

“My goal for the team is to have a better record than last year,” Helgerson said.

Next weekend’s game is at 1 p.m. March 3 at home on the soccer field.

Meghan O’Rourke/
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