Oxy Women's Lacrosse Slams Poets in Front of Record Crowd

Oxy Women's Lacrosse Slams Poets in Front of Record Crowd

LOS ANGELES — The Occidental College women's lacrosse team just keeps on rolling.

The first-place Tigers added another victory to the win column, beating Whittier 15-7 in front of a record-setting crowd at Jack Kemp Stadium on Saturday.

Oxy improves to 4-0 overall and 4-0 in SCIAC play. The only conference opponent they've yet to play is Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, their next opponent.

Alida Beck scored five goals, Rebecca Belding had three and Rebecca Reese and Brita Loeb each added two.

Oxy got off to a slow start, but got a boost from the biggest crowd to ever attend an Occidental women's lacrosse game in the second half as 4,239 students poured in early for the Science Olympiad ceremony on campus. After leading just 6-5 at halftime, the Tigers went on a 6-0 run to open the second as their new fans chanted, "Let's go, Tigers."

"Our second-half scoring surge was due in part to a lot of crowd support and enthusiasm in Jack Kemp Stadium," Oxy head coach Stephanie Janice said. "It was fun to expose a different group of people to women's lacrosse and great to continue to show the community what Oxy lacrosse is all about."

Rebekah Delledera led the Poets with three goals, all of them in the first half.

"Whittier was a team we knew was feisty coming into today and we battled with them in the first half," Oxy head coach Stephanie Janice said. "We were able to get our feet under us in the second half which resulted in some nice offensive opportunities."

Oxy plays at CMS at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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