Carthage blocks Linfield’s chance for a victory

Kaelia Neal, Sports Editor

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The Linfield women’s lacrosse team suffered their fifth defeat in a row, losing to Carthage College 13-2 on Thursday evening.

“I think that last night the defense worked really well as a unit, which has been one of our goals all season,” freshman Dana Brooks said. “Our attacking end needs to improve on communicating with each other and executing in the games what we practice.”

Carthage began the game with an early jump, leading 3-0.

At the 15:20 mark in the first half, Brooks scored a goal for Linfield, bringing the score 3-1. However, Carthage players answered with three goals of their own, bringing the score back to 7-1. At the 3:56 mark, sophomore Mae Seifert scored a goal for Linfield, which was the last of the night for the ’Cats.

By the time the first half ended, the Wildcats were already down 7-2. The game ended in Carthage’s favor, 13-2.

The Wildcats have an overall record of 1-5 and sit in fifth out of five Northwest Conference teams.

The women’s lacrosse team will spend spring break in California. The ’Cats will face Claremont on March 27, Whittier on March 29 and Chapman on March 31.