Linfield Wildcats

April 07, 2013
Solid start fizzles, Loggers cut down Wildcats
Box Score

TACOMA, Wash. – Balanced scoring from Grace Reid, Caroline Cook and Claire Mahoney piloted the Puget Sound Loggers to a 21-6 win over the Linfield Wildcats on a stormy Sunday at the UPS field.

Reid and Cook each riddled Linfield for four goals and Mahoney added three more points to pace the Loggers’ attack. UPS outshot Linfield 36-12, including 25-6 in the opening half.

Despite the disparity in shots, Linfield got off to a good start in the match - the second of two meetings between the two Northwest rivals.

Shelby Duarte scored four times and Linfield held its own for the first 10 minutes. With UPS nursing a 5-3 lead following Duarte's third goal midway through the period, the Loggers reeled off seven straight tallies to stake a 12-3 halftime advantage.

Chas Tittle scored a goal and added an assist, and Halee Helgerson planted another goal. Hana Gould was credited with a match-high six ground balls and Rebecca Kropp added four more. Gould and Helgerson each caused a pair of turnovers in the match. Wildcats goalkeeper Erika Phillipo made nine saves, all in the first half.

Linfield remained winless on the season at 0-8. The Loggers, who topped the Wildcats 19-4 in the season opener on March 3, improved their record to 4-8.

AHEAD: Linfield completes the season Friday night against the Pacific Boxers in Forest Grove. Match time is set for 6 o’clock.

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Shelby Duarte
Four goals