The Alma College Women's Lacrosse team traveled to Forest Grove, OR on Wednesday evening to take on Pacific University. The Scots fell behind early and were unable to rebound, dropping the 13-10 decision to the Boxers at Lincoln Park Stadium.
Alma goes to 1-2 on the season with the loss, while Pacific improves to 1-0 with the victory.
The Boxers started off the first half by rattling off three-straight goals to take the 3-0 advantage in the first five minutes.
Jr. MF Tracy Gallihugh (Lansing/Waverly) would put the Scots on the board with a free-position shot at 25:14 to bring Alma within two at 3-1.
Pacific would respond with 4-0 run to take a commanding 7-1 lead with just under nine minutes to go in the half.
So. A Ashton Street (Brighton/Brighton) would find the back of the net unassisted to cut the deficit to 7-2 heading into the locker rooms.
The Scots came into the second half focused and orchestrated a 4-1 run to cut the Pacific lead to two, 8-6, with just over 20 minutes to play.
The Boxers remained undaunted and responded with their own 4-1 run to take the 12-7 advantage at 8:40.
The match ended with a 3-1 Alma run but it proved to not be enough as the Scots fell to Pacific 13-10 on Wednesday evening.
Fr. A Stephanie Chou (East Brunswick, NJ/East Brunswick) led the Alma attack with three goals and game-high three assists while Gallihugh chipped in with three goals of her own. Street and Fr. A Emily Zadny (Hartland, WI/Arrowhead) both added two goals in the loss.
Emily Mayhugh led the Boxers with a game-high five goals.
In goal, Sr. GK Stephanie Herman (Bay City/All-Saints Central) recorded 12 saves for the Scots while Adrienne Salzwedel stopped nine for Pacific.
Alma committed 19 turnovers while forcing 21 and the Scots finished the match with six draw controls compared to 17 from the Boxers.
Alma stays in the state of Oregon to take on Linfield at 4 p.m. on Friday.