U of R Women's Lacrosse Tops Cal Lutheran on the Road 21-1

Photo Credit: Sam Keary
Photo Credit: Sam Keary

The University of Redlands women's lacrosse team took the trip West to Cal Lutheran University for a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) game against the Regals on Wednesday night. Score early and often was the theme for the Maroon and Gray as they topped Cal Lutheran, 21-1.

Despite the Regals snagging the first draw control of the game, sophomore defender Kaitlyn Lesko (Buford, GA) forced a quick turnover and grabbed the subsequent ground ball to put the Bulldogs back on offense quickly. The Maroon and Gray capitalized on the turnover scoring on their first possession on a senior midfielder Sadie Pickering (Tacoma, WA) free-position shot just one minute into the action.

Pickering and sophomore midfielder Maeve Wiencek (Sherwood, OR) went on to score the next two free-position shots to put the Bulldogs up 3-0 with 24:52 left in the first.

At 22:15 Pickering caused a turnover that the Bulldogs turned into points as first-year attack Sophie Butler (Seattle, WA) found sophomore midfielder Alison Waddles (Long Beach, CA) for the crafty pass and score to make it 5-0.

Wiencek went on to score the last goal of the half and also opened the second-half scoring, finding the back of the net on two successful free-position shots to put the Maroon and Gray up 12-1 just three minutes into the second period.

Fast forward to 17:22 in the second, after senior goalkeeper Lindsay Hope (Portland, OR) made a save, Redlands took it coast to coast, as Butler and Waddles teamed up yet again, but this time Waddles with the assist and Butler the score for a 15-1 advantage.

The Bulldogs continued to dominate on offense with six more scores and head home with a 21-1 victory.

Wiencek led all scorers with five goals, while Pickering and sophomore midfielder Sydney Louie (Lafayette, CA) followed close behind with four-apiece. Sophomore attacker Joren Fettig (Bend, OR) also had a solid day on offense with four draw controls, three ground balls, and three caused turnovers. Senior goalkeeper Allie Gillies (Simi Valley, CA) was credited with the win.

As a team, the Bulldogs outshot the Regals, 40-6. They were also 10-for-13 on free-position shots and 11-for-13 on successful clears.

Redlands (1-1, 1-1 SCIAC) returns to Farquhar Field for its home-opener against the Whittier College Poets on Wednesday, February 26, at 7 p.m.