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March 27, 2013

Oxy women's lax scores 20 goals, cruises past Oberlin

By Michael Wells
Sports Information Director
 

LOS ANGELESTori Larson (Denver, Colo.) scored a game-high six goals, Isabel Osgood-Roach (Portland, Ore.) added five — all in the first half — and the Occidental College women's lacrosse team snapped a four-game losing streak with a comfortable 20-8 win over Oberlin College at Jack Kemp Stadium on Wednesday.

Oxy (5-6), had dropped its last four games to women's lacrosse powerhouses from the Northeast that had a combined 12-0 record when they faced the Tigers. Aside from the losing streak against really good teams though, Oxy has lost just two games, both on the road at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer, two difficult places to play.

Oxy, which matched its season-high with 20 goals, appeared to be back to their NCAA-playoff caliber form that earned them a trip to the NCAA Division III Postseason Tournament last year, scoring 14 goals in the first half to quickly put away the Yeowomen (1-6).

Haley Gandsey (Oakland) and Lauren Wemple (Needham, Mass.) each had two of assists for the Tigers.

Oxy had a pair of goalkeepers split time. Kirsten Hee (Vancouver, Wash.) played the first 30 minutes and then Adrienne Ruth (Springfield, Va.) made six saves and allowed just two goals in the second half.

Larson and Charlotte Bromley (Watertown, Conn.) led Oxy with four ground balls, Gandsey and Monica Rosenkrantz (Menlo Park) each had three, and Kristen Feinberg (Haverford, Pa.) and Beebe Finch Sanders (Berkeley) had two.

Grace Barlow and Suzanna Doak led the Yeowomen with two goals apiece.

Oberlin's women's lacrosse program has a unique connection to Oxy. Its head coach Jacqueline McDevitt was an assistant for the Tigers and head coach Michele Uhlfelder before taking the head job at Oberlin prior to the 2012 season.

The Tigers host Colorado College on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Jack Kemp Stadium before returning to SCIAC play against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on April 6.