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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/
Opinion editor
Meghan O’Rourke can be reached at linfieldreviewopinion@gmail.com.

Sports Briefs

Women’s lacrosse
The women’s lacrosse team ended its season with a loss to the Pacific University Boxers at home on April 12.
The Wildcats lost to Pacific, 8-19. They also lost at home, 8-19, to the University of Puget Sound on April 9.
The game ended the season with a record of 1-12 for the Wildcats. The team’s only win was to Fontbonne University, 14-10, on March 20.
The last season game was the final collegiate match for three seniors: Monique Schreiber, Kailey Knapp and Chaia Schupack.

~Compiled by Corrina Crocker/Sports editor

Women’s lacrosse

The Wildcats are off to a rough start this season with only one winning game, and the season’s end is quickly approaching.

The most recent loss was to Pacific University on April 4. The final score at Forest Grove was 12-24. Although the Wildcats lost, freshman Shelby Duarte and junior Anna Gorciak tied as leading scorers for the Wildcats with five goals each.

The women also lost the game prior, 17-23, to the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., on April 1.

The Wildcats will host their next game against Puget Sound at 1 p.m. on April 9. They will also host Pacific for the season’s last game at 6 p.m. on April 12 on the soccer field.

~Compiled by Corrina Crocker/Sports editor

Sports Brief – Lacrosse


The lacrosse team has started practice and is ready to begin its season. The women have been holding late-night practices on the football field to prepare for their quickly approaching games.

The ’Cats first game will take place on Feb. 26 in Forest Grove.

The team braces itself for its two-player loss from the last spring, although both leading scorers from last year, junior Anna Gorciak and sophomore Mariah Jones will return.

~Compiled by Corrina Crocker

Freshmen provide hope for lacrosse

Senior defender Chaia Schupack runs during a game last spring. Duc Hoang/For the Review

Senior defender Chaia Schupack runs during a game last spring. Duc Hoang/For the Review

A new season will begin for the women’s lacrosse team with third-year coach Tim Hart.
Last season, the team finished with two wins and eight losses.
In 2010, recorded successes included a three-day trip to the Midwest, where the team won two out of three games.
Since former players Christina Crane, class of ’09 and Ashley Johnson, class of ’09, graduated, a number of new players have joined the team.
Now, the Wildcats are anticipating an exciting season.
“I can’t wait for this season,” junior Taylor Fisher said. “We have a lot of talented players on our team, and this is the year to see all our hard work payoff. We got a bunch of freshmen who have been playing lacrosse for years, and we only lost two seniors.”
Many of the players are expecting a better season and are hoping to win more games compared to last year.
“I hope our record will improve from last year’s. The last few seasons have been building years,” Fisher said. “Now, it’s time to show our improvement in our record. I want our team to have a winning season this year.”
Sophomore Katie Keith, who plays defense, said she is also expecting a better season. She believes that the high number of incoming freshmen playing will greatly help the team.
“I hope to win more than two games,” Keith said.
Sophomore Mariah Jones said she thought enthusiasm would drive success in the season.
“Dedication in players and passion for the sport [will be a factor to win] and how badly they want it as individuals,” she said.
Last season the Wildcats ended with a record of two wins and eight losses. And with only two former players graduate, the new team is similar to the previous season.
The new season starts on March 12 against Pacific University at Sunset High School in Beaverton, Ore. Later in the season, they will also have a four-day tournament in California.

Tim Marl/Staff reporter
Tim Marl can be reached at linfieldreviewsports@gmail.com.