Colorado College women’s Lacrosse remains undefeated after their battle with the George Fox University Bruins on Wednesday at Stewart Field.
George Fox looked strong during the first eight minutes, using their speed to take a pair of two-goal leads. But then, the Tigers unleashed fierce plays and fueled their momentum for the rest of the period, scoring 13 points to the Bruins’ two by the end of the first half.
The Tigers took their first lead at 5–4 on Eva King’s ’20 free-position goal just thirteen minutes into the contest. Goals from Allie Thuet ’20, Robin Hilderman ’19, and Maggie O’Donnell ’22 extended CC’s lead to 7– 4 with just under fourteen minutes remaining in the first half.
The No. 22 Tigers improved to 8–0, the second time in three seasons that CC began a season with eight consecutive wins.
O’Donnell led CC with seven points, scoring four times and contributing to three assists. Thuet scored four goals for the Tigers, and King produced three goals and a pair of assists.
“On the defensive, Ellie [Meyer ‘19] did so well,” Margaret McDonnell ’21 said. “She caused four turnovers.” Goaltender Alena Stern ’21 made four saves for CC.
After 30 minutes, CC had a 12–6 lead over George Fox. Any hopes of a Bruins comeback were dashed when the Tigers scored five of the first six goals in the second half to build a 17–7 lead. CC finished the game with a 23–13 advantage in total shots and a 12–7 edge in ground balls.
“Our work is definitely paying off,” Avery Bell ’21 said. “I am so proud of our team. I think our cohesion and bond is what is most contributing to our successes. I am looking forward to the rest of the season.”
CC will travel to Los Angeles, CA this weekened to battle the Occidental College Tigers and the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens.