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 (Sr., Mililani, Hawaii) scored a goal and added an assist, and Halee Helgerson (Sr., Milwaukie, Ore.) planted another goal. Hana Gould was credited with a match-high six ground balls and Rebecca Kropp (Sr., Beaverton, Ore.) added four more. Gould and Helgerson each caused a pair of turnovers in the match. Wildcats goalkeeper Erika Phillipo (Jr., Eugene, Ore.) 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.