Loggers fall to Colorado College

Loggers fall to Colorado College

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—The Puget Sound lacrosse squad once again ran into a tough Colorado College squad, falling 20-3 this time to the Tigers at Stewart Field in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Tigers scored the game's first three goals, the first two of which came within a minute of each other. Olivia Keene got the Loggers on the scoreboard 9:19 into the match with a goal of her own, finishing off a pass from Kerri Smith for her 35th goal of 2014. Colorado College scored a fourth with 19 minutes showing on the scoreboard, but Keene responded with a free position goal at the 17:50 mark, cutting the Tiger lead to two once again.

Colorado College closed the period with four goals in the final 12:24, the latest of which came with 13 seconds remaining before halftime. Madeline Scherer converted a free position shot for that goal. In the first half, the Loggers' two goals came on six total shots, two of which were saved by Tiger goalie Martha Smith. Also in the first half, the Loggers picked up 14 ground balls and seven draw controls compared to 25 and four by Colorado College, respectively.

During the second half, the Loggers couldn't keep up with the Tigers like they did in the first. Colorado College scored twice in the first three minutes of the period and kept on going as the Tigers netted 12 goals in the final 30 minutes. Keene netted her third of the game with 2:07 remaining in the contest, but that was the Loggers' only second-half score as the Tigers ran away with a 20-3 victory.

Keene netted all three of the Logger goals, and Smith added a point with her assist on the squad's first score. Anna Richmond led the team defensively with four ground balls and three caused turnovers. Five other Loggers picked up two ground balls each, and Maddie Soukup also caused two Tiger turnovers. Both Hailey Palmore and Madison Paskett saw action in the cage Saturday, with Palmore playing 40:16 minutes after getting the start. Palmore made eight saves on the day.

For the Tigers, Sadie Cole led the way with five goals, and Mary Taussig picked up seven ground balls. In the cage, Smith earned the win after making two saves on the day. Colorado College (8-3) has another game Saturday, hosting Rockhurst University at 4:00 p.m.

Puget Sound (5-6) returns home for one match as they host Colorado Mesa Thursday, March 27 on Peyton Field in Tacoma, Wash. First draw for that contest is slated for 12:00 p.m.