REDLANDS, Calif. – Linfield’s first out-of-state lacrosse match did not end well, as the Wildcats fell to the University of Redlands 20-2 Thursday evening at Farquhar Field.
It looked good in the beginning for the ‘Cats as they took a 1-0 lead for the first time this season. The goal by Anna Gorciak, assisted by Shelby Duarte (Jr., San Ramon, Calif.), came less than a minute into the match.
But the early advantage vanished almost instantly, as Aimee Dewan found the back of the net just 18 seconds later to tie the game. Things went south for the ‘Cats in a hurry, as Redlands enjoyed a 16-0 run that extended until the middle of the second half.
The Wildcats got their only other score with 16:20 remaining in the match when Taylor Fisher set up Duarte for her eighth goal of the season.
Twelve different players scored for Redlands, led by Crystal Painter, who tallied a game-high four goals. KK McCaslin added three scores and four other Bulldogs had two.
Defensively, Redlands was relentless, holding Linfield to a season-low six shots. The home team, meanwhile, blasted Wildcat goalie Hayley Steele with 40 attempts at the net.
The Bulldogs remain undefeated with a 9-0 record. The ‘Cats dropped their third-straight match to fall to 1-5 on the season.
NEXT: Linfield travels to Claremont for a matchup against Pomona-Pitzer. Game time is set for 7 p.m. Friday.
Freshman goalkeeper peppered with 40 shots
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