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March 13, 2012

TIGERS EXTEND WIN STREAK TO SIX, KESSLER TIES GOALS RECORD

By Michael Wells
Sports Information Director
 

LOS ANGELES — The Occidental College women's lacrosse team's record setting season continued with a 25-9 rout of Puget Sound at Jack Kemp Stadium on Tuesday.

Sarah Kessler (Portland, Ore.) matched the Oxy single-game scoring record, the Tigers (6-1, 3-1 SCIAC) set a new high for goals in a game for the second time this season, and Oxy extended the longest winning streak in the program's three-year history to six games.

"I was proud of our focus, energy and intensity for 60 minutes," Occidental coach Michele Uhlfelder said.

Kessler, Oxy's all-time leading goal scorer, matched fellow Portland, Ore. Native and Lincoln High School teammate Isabel Osgood Roach's record with eight goals against the Loggers (1-5). Osgood-Roach held the record by herself since setting it during Oxy's inaugural 2010 season.

As a team, the Tigers broke their previous team single-game goals record of 20— set in a 20-11 win over Whittier earlier this season on March 3.

A total of 10 different Oxy players scored. Tori Larson (Denver, Colo.) had the Tigers' second best total with four, and Rebecca Belding (Burlingame) scored three goals and assisted on another.

Caroline Cook led UPS with four and Julia Schulman added three.

The game was never close. The Tigers scored two goals before 1 minute ticked off of the clock and opened up a 17-4 lead by halftime.

Oxy freshmen Hannah Teskey (Portland, Ore.) and Alida Beck (Portland, Ore.) both scored their first collegiate goals. Beck scored on a pass from Belding midway through the first half and Teskey found the net with 16 minutes to play in the second.

Adrienne Ruth (Springfield, Va.), Oxy's freshman goalkeeper, saved five shots, improving to 6-1.

Oxy hasn't lost since its season opener to Redlands, a 13-7 defeat on Feb. 15.

Puget Sound is now 0-3 against SCIAC teams. The Loggers lost to Redlands 20-11 and Whittier 22-11 already this season.

Oxy hosts Goucher College tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the third game of a five-game non-conference stretch before returning to SCIAC play at Whittier on April 7.