Lacrosse returns home on high note

John Kipper, Staff Writer

The Women’s Lacrosse team had a busy spring break playing three games over a four-day stretch in California.

After losing two tough games against University of Redlands and PomonaPitzer, the team rallied to an impressive 9-8 victory against the Whittier College Poets to end the trip on a high note. The Poets built an early 6-3 lead above the Auggies in the first half, but it was decimated by halftime as the Auggies scored three unanswered goals in the last 12 minutes of the opening half to tie the game at six. Augsburg kept the pressure on, and Whittier was unable to keep the ball out of their defensive end, managing to successfully clear the ball only seven times out of 13 attempts.

Augsburg took their first lead of the match early in the second period, after sophomore Mikayla Jones scored a free-position goal following a Whittier foul. The Poets responded quickly, however, tying the game at seven after capitalizing on an Auggie foul.
Senior Helena Nguyen put the game away after she scored her third and forth goals of the game in the second half, putting Augsburg up 9-7. Whittier would score only once more, with Augsburg goalie Maddie Seykora making six of her nine saves in the second half to stifle the Poets’ offense. The Auggies host two games this weekend at Edor Nelson Field playing Cornell College Saturday an

This article first appeared in the Friday, March 23, 2018, Edition of The Echo.