An impressive second-half performance featuring a 13-2 run led the Chapman University women’s lacrosse team to its fourth straight win as they defeated Puget Sound, 22-7 on Monday afternoon at Wilson Field. Freshman midfielder Kelsey Mackin scored seven goals off the bench for the Panthers, four of which came in the second half.
With 10:35 remaining in the first half, senior Julia Schulman pulled the visiting Loggers within one on an unassisted goal, narrowing the score to 5-4. This was the closest Puget Sound would get as Chapman went on a 4-1 run to close the half with a 9-5 lead.
Schulman scored six goals for the Loggers, five of which came in the first half.
After allowing a goal to sophomore Rachael Silva to open the second half, the Panthers stepped it up on both sides of the field with a 12-0 run that started with 27:14 on the clock and a Shelley LaMotte free position goal. The Loggers were limited to 10 shots by the Panther defense in the half and were unable to score until 1:46 remained in the game.
LaMotte and freshman attacker Kylee Moore finished with three goals each and were two of 10 Panthers to score in the game. The second half run was held together by senior goalkeeper Anjali Thota, who allowed just two goals on eight shots-on-goal. She split time in the net with junior Kara Podesta, who collected eight saves in the first half.