TACOMA, Washington – With four wins in its last five games, the Puget Sound lacrosse team heads to Oregon this weekend for Northwest Conference matchups at Linfield (April 6) and Pacific (April 7). Saturday's game starts at 6 p.m., and Sunday's is at 1 p.m.
|WHO||Puget Sound at Linfield|
|WHEN||April 6 | 6 p.m.|
|LINKS||Stats | Video|
|WHO||Puget Sound at Pacific|
|WHEN||April 7 | 1 p.m.|
|WHERE||Forest Grove, Oregon|
|LINKS||Stats | Video|
Puget Sound is fourth in the NWC standing with a 2-3 NWC record (4-4 overall). George Fox remains unbeaten in the NWC with a 5-0 mark, and Whitman is 2-0. Linfield is in third place with a 3-1 NWC record. Pacific and Willamette are both 1-3 in the NWC, while Whitworth is 0-4.
Jenna Kisner is among the NWC's top 10 leaders in total points. She ranks seventh in the NWC with 30 points (21 goals, 9 assists). Ali Walker is just one the outside of the top 10, as she ranks 11th with 25 points (19 goals, six assists).
Mastin of disguise
Laren Mastin is coming into her own as the season progresses. After scoring just one goal through the season's first four games, Mastin has seven goals in the past four contests. She scored a season-high four goals during the Loggers' 15-8 win over Whitworth (March 31).
Puget Sound goaltender Ally Benko was recently named the NWC Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week. Benko has totaled 25 saves in the last three games, including 13 during the Loggers' thrilling 10-9 win over Marian (Wis.) in double overtime. Benko currently ranks second in the NWC in saves (53), and she ranks fourth in save-percentage (43.4 percent).
Scouting Linfield (4-4, 3-1 NWC)
The Wildcats have won three of their last four games, with the lone loss coming against George Fox. Bethan Shade is the NWC's third-leading scorer with 27 goals. Linfield's 104 goals ranks second in the NWC. The team is allowing 12.50 goals per game, which ranks fourth in the NWC – right behind Puget Sound (12.09).
Scouting Pacific (2-4, 1-3 NWC)
The Boxers enter the weekend with a three-game losing streak. Goaltender Madyson Ivey ranks second in the NWC with 66 saves, and her 43.4 save percentage is also the second-best mark. The Boxers score the second-fewest goals per game (7.33) in the NWC, and they allow the second-most goals per game (14.33).