TACOMA, Wash. – Fueled by the eight goals of Julia Schulman, Puget Sound pulled away in the second half for a 23-17 victory over Linfield Friday night at rain-swept upper Baker Field.
Linfield sophomore Mariah Jones matched Schulman with eight goals of her own and the Wildcats rolled up a season-high 17 goals but it wasn’t enough to defeat their regional rivals.
Linfield (1-9) led 3-1 in the game’s first four minutes before the Loggers capitalized on a man-up advantage to take a 6-4 advantage. Shelby Duarte (Soph., San Ramon, Calif.) and Jones each tallied goals in the final 30 seconds of the half to draw Linfield within one, 10-9.
The same two ‘Cats gave Linfield a momentary 11-10 lead during the first five minutes of the second period, before Schulman gave the hosts the lead for good at 12-11 at the 21:10 mark.
Duarte tallied five goals and Anna Gorciak had a pair of scores plus an assist for the ‘Cats. Jones assisted on two scoring plays.
AHEAD: Linfield head to Forest Grove Monday night for a 6 p.m. match against Pacific at Lincoln Park Stadium.
Season-high eight goals in road loss
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