The Chapman women’s lacrosse team dropped its second home game in a row, losing to Occidental 15-4 in a Friday night matchup.
“The game was a huge disappointment,” said junior attacker Kylee Moore. “We failed to control what we could control, as individuals and as a team. We lacked energy, tempo and focus. Frankly, the product we put on the field was uncharacteristic of how we perform and not something we anticipate recreating.”
Occidental peppered the Panthers’ net with goals throughout the evening, leading 4-0 after nine minutes and building on that lead throughout the rest of the game. The Tigers outshot the Panthers 26-16 and also managed to make five more saves. The Panthers only managed one goal in the first half through sophomore midfielder Tessa Oliaro, and only added three to that in the second half on their way to a 15-4 loss to put their Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) record at 1-2.
“How we respond to this game is critical. Every single one of us needs to reflect on what they can do as individuals to bring this team to a higher level,” Brown said. “Winning one-on-one matchups, being competitive, not dwelling on mistakes…every game we play presents us with challenges, but how we react to those challenges will determine the outcome of the game.”
The Panthers will now be on the road for their next two games against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Wednesday night and Redlands Saturday.