Lacrosse coach pleased with season’s end

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Women’s lacrosse wrapped up its season with an 8-6 record surprising everyone after bringing in nine new faces.

The Boxer’s won their last game 14-10 over Linfield emphasizing the statement the women had been making all season long.

“We didn’t know what to expect,” Head coach Wynne Lobel said.

The Boxer’s lacrosse team entered the season with 11 returners, five freshmen, two transfers, and two upperclassmen who had never played before.

Despite a young group with minimal experience, and a difficult traveling schedule, the Boxers managed to pull out some key victories.

One of the highlights of the season, according to Lobel, was Pacific’s win over Whittier at the tale end of spring break. “We really matured as a team, and they made some great in game adjustments.”

The team traveled more and farther than it has ever had to since it started in 2007.

This season, the Boxers traveled through Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Lobel knew the long travels would make winning difficult, but said the team prevailed and held fast together.

Academics were another issue that made it difficult for the team to be on the road so frequently.

The players still had to keep their grades up, and needed to be able to focus on class, which they managed very well, as no one became ineligible for play.

Lobel pointed to junior Kacey Killingbeck as a leader on the field, but also wanted to give credit to this year’s freshmen class.

She said they contributed immensely and knew their roles on the team.

One of the most exciting things about this team, Lobel said, is that most of them will be back next year looking to wreak havoc on opponents again.

Lacrosse season is over for the Boxers, but Lobel encourages women to turn out for the team in September for the Fall season.


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