McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Despite getting four goals from Shelby Duarte (Jr., San Ramon, Calif.), the Linfield women’s lacrosse club dropped its second straight game, this one to visiting Plymouth State by a score of 14-8 Tuesday afternoon at the Linfield lacrosse field.
The Panthers of New Hampshire picked up their second win of the season a day after defeating another Northwest Conference opponent in Pacific. The Wildcats, meanwhile, fall to 1-4 on the year.
Unlike in the previous day’s match against North Central, Linfield kept things close for most of the first period. With two early goals each from Caitlin Swanson and Kathryn Rogers, Plymouth State took a 5-2 lead.
An unassisted goal by Duarte with 16:40 remaining cut the deficit to two, but the Panthers rattled off five straight scores to extend their lead back to seven.
Duarte added another goal, this one assisted by Taylor Fisher, to make it 10-4 before halftime.
The teams matched each other goal-for-goal after the break with four scores each.
In addition to four goals from Duarte, Mariah Jones added two scores to Linfield’s total.
Swanson supplied a game-high five goals for the Panthers and Rogers had three more. Goalkeepers Lorin Field and Ally Baribault teamed to get the win, making a total of seven saves.
NEXT: Linfield embarks on a four-game road trip to California. The ‘Cats open against Redlands Tuesday at 7 p.m. The next three games are against Pomona-Pitzer (Friday), Occidental (Saturday) and Whittier (Sunday).
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