Two losses during out-of-region games March 18 and 19 solidify a slow season for Linfield’s lacrosse team.
Linfield played Allegheny College from Meadville, Pa., and lost 21-3 to the team with a 5-1 record for the season March 18. Allegheny started strong with four goals within the first four minutes and continued strong throughout the game.
After Linfield’s initial goal, scored by sophomore Shelby Duarte, for 30 minutes the Allegheny Gators held off all attempted goals by the Wildcats. Toward the end of the game, Duarte made one more goal, along with a goal from senior Brittani Drost, giving Linfield its three goals of the game.
Temporary goalkeeper sophomore Kaleigh Phillips, who is still filling in for injured freshman Erika Phillipo, saved six attempted goals, making the total attempted goals by the Gators 27.
In the last home game of the season March 19, lacrosse hosted North Central College of Naperville, Ill., which resulted in the Wildcats’ loss by a 17-3 margin.
All three goals came from Drost, who was assisted twice by sophomore Halee Helgerson.
Central scored within the first minute of play, but it was more than 20 minutes later that the next goal was scored by Drost.
The game picked up for the Central Cardinals, with a score of 11-2 for the first half.
Next up, the Wildcats travel to Southern California where they will play Chapman University on March 25. Then, the ‘Cats will take on Whittier College on March 27.
Olivia Marovich/Staff writer
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