Mayhugh sparks Boxers to victory
A career-best six-goal performance for Pacific sophomore Amy Mayhugh provided most of the offense in the Boxers third win in as many games Sunday, a 13-5 victory over North Central (Ill.) in womens lacrosse action at Lincoln Park Stadium.
Mayhugh scored three goals in each half, including three straight during the middle of the second, to lead an efficient offensive performance. Pacific (3-0) scored 13 goals on just 17 shots, 15 of which were on goal. North Central (0-2) out-shot the Boxers 21-17 and forced 25 Pacific turnovers, but the Boxers held a 27-22 advantage in ground balls and an 11-9 edge in draw controls.
In addition to her six goals, Mayhugh added one assist, two ground balls and three draw controls. Carmen Taplin added three goals for the Boxers while Kaitlyn Harper scored three times to go with two assists. Melanie Niehus also had a goal for Pacific.
Brittany Hartmann made 10 saves in the victory, and Stephanie Carter made three saves while playing the final 7:25 in the cage.
Sundays game started a string where the Boxers will play three of their five home games over a five-day span. Pacific hosted Smith College (Mass.) on Tuesday, and will host Alleghany (Penn.) on Thursday.
Pacific baseball sweeps Pioneers
The Pacific baseball teams three-game series at Lewis & Clark could not have come at a better time, as the Boxers swept the Pioneers and gave head coach Greg Bradley his 300th career victory.
Pacific turned three Lewis & Clark errors into 11 runs in the second inning of Saturdays opener, giving Rob Dittrick his first win of the year in a 19-3 rout.
The Pioneers built a 2-1 lead in Saturdays nightcap before rain forced the game to be continued on Sunday. When it did, Kyle Treadway did not allow another L&C runner past first base as the Boxers went on to win 7-2.
Matt Delegato then threw his second straight complete game in Sundays regularly scheduled game, while Walker Olis belted a three-run homer as the Boxers completed the series sweep with a 5-1 win. Delegato allow just one run while striking out eight.
Olis went 6-for-10 in the series with two doubles and seven RBIs. He lifted his batting average to .494, ranking third in the Northwest Conference. Olis also ranks third in the NWC with a .536 on-base percentage.
The Boxers host Corban today before traveling south for a three-game series with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday and Sunday.
Spring break basketball clinic
The Forest Grove High School basketball programs will be hosting a boys and girls clinic next week.
The clinic is open to players in grades 3-8 and will run from Monday, March 25 through Thursday, March 28. The clinic will have two sessions each day: third- through fifth-graders will be from 9 to 11 a.m., and sixth- through eighth-graders will be from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.
The clinic will be run by Forest Grove varsity boys basketball coach Greg Evers and JV coach Dylan Sullivan. The daily agenda will feature shooting and ballhandling drills, plus instruction on basketball fundamentals and daily 5-on-5 scrimmages.