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In an away game against the University of Puget Sound on April 7, lacrosse lost 21-6, making it 0-8 for the season.
The Loggers had a previous win against the Wildcats this season, winning 19-4. Sophomore captain Rebecca Kropp went into the game excited by the chance to play with the team.
“We definitely have the skill and determination to play with them,” Kropp said. “Our attack has been working on moving the ball quicker and being a bigger threat, making the other team play defense.”
While the Wildcats have had a tough season, a close bond has formed between the mostly new members of the team.
“I think we will only lose two seniors next year so we have practically the whole team coming back,” Kropp said. “During games and at practice we all treat each other as equals and everyone always has something to offer no matter how experienced they are.”
Two away games in Southern California marked two more losses for lacrosse during spring break, but as Kropp explains, the team was not disappointed with the games.
“We played really well,” Kropp said. “Our first game was rough because we had two subs and Chapman had a full bench… so it was like we were playing two different teams.”
The Wildcats lost 25-2 in the Panther’s home game, gaining one goal each half, scored by senior Brittani Drost in the first half and sophomore Shelby Duarte in the second.
Freshman and regular goalkeeper Erika Phillipo returned to the field after sitting the last four games out due to an injury. She saved 11 attempted goals, bringing the total attempted goals made by Chapman to 44.
Losing by a smaller margin on March 27, the Wildcats lost 17-4 to the Whittier Poets.
“During the first game, our communication broke down at one point, and they had a huge run,” Kropp said. “We focused on that in our second game and we played our best defense of the year.”
The Wildcats were excited to see how their play benefitted from the increase in defensive support.
“We had some really nice transition fast breaks that we scored off of,” Kropp said. “So we know we can be really good, we just need to keep our confidence and communication up. If we do that, I think our last two games can go much better and differently than the first times we played Pacific and Puget Sound.”
The final game of the lacrosse season will be an away game at 6 p.m. April 12 against Pacific University in Forest Grove.
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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.
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The women’s lacrosse team struggled both offensively and defensively during its match against Smith College on March 17, losing 22-5. This makes its overall record 0-3.
In the first six minutes, the Pioneers already had a four-point lead over the Wildcats. The match began with a couple of quick plays from the Wildcats, showing a chance for strength.
Sophomore Chas Tittle was able to snatch away the opening draw control, while sophomore goalkeeper Kaleigh
Phillips blocked the first goal attempt from the Pioneers. Phillips served as a replacement for freshman Erika Phillipo, who was out on injury.
However, less than a minute later, the Pioneers scored their first goal.
Tittle and junior Shelby Duarte both contributed two goals for the Wildcats.
Sophomore Halee Helgerson scored the Wildcats’ final goal of the game.
For the remainder of the first half and the remainder of the game, the Wildcats remained scoreless.
Smith had a strong lead at the beginning of the second half, 15-5. Phillipo made 10 saves, splitting them each in half.
Senior Lynette Cole was able to scoop five ground balls for the Wildcats.
The Wildcats will next face Allegheny College at 6 p.m. March 18 on the soccer field.
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The Wildcats fell to the University of Puget Sound in their first home game March 3.
Seniors Brittani Drost and Lynette Cole were honored during a pregame tribute for their commitment to the Linfield
“It’s going to be hard to leave at the end of the season seeing how we consistently improve from practice to practice,” Cole said. “I’m thankful to share this last year with two fantastic coaches and a team full of wonderful, supportive lax bro.”
The Wildcats lost 4-19. The Loggers had almost three times the number of shot attempts than the Wildcats did with a solid 42 to 14.
Senior Grace Reid scored four goals and assisted three teammates against Linfield’s defense.
Nine different players scored for the Loggers compared to four Wildcat scorers.
The Wildcat offense didn’t give up after consecutive Logger shots on goal.
Junior Shelby Duarte, Drost, sophomore Halee Helgerson and senior Nichole Thoens each contributed goals for the offense. Thoens scored her goal in the final 10 minutes signaling a fight left in the Wildcats.
The Wildcat defense was forced to be on its toes against the aggressive Logger offense.
“We played great and made UPS work to win,” sophomore captain Rebecca Kropp said. “None of us see the score board as a big loss but as a huge learning experience. We are such a young program with a new coaching staff and practically a new team this year.”
Linfield (0-1) will take on Pacific University on March 6 at home.
“This game showcased the potential we have to improve and be great in the days, weeks, months and years to come as we continue to learn our strengths and weaknesses as individual players and a team,” Kropp said.
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