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Women’s lacrosse defeats BYU in preseason game

Westminster College senior Phebe Walker plays against BYU Feb. 29 on the Dumke Field. The Griffins won the exhibition preseason game. (Photo courtesy Eric Stephens)

The Westminster College women’s lacrosse team defeated BYU in an preseason game on Dumke Field Saturday with a final score of 15-14.

The Griffins led by one point by halftime, with BYU coming back in the second half to take the lead. With five seconds remaining, senior Phebe Walker scored to tie the game sending the game into overtime.

BYU secured the first possession of overtime but couldn’t score past Westminster’s defense. Erekson scored to give the Griffins the win.

Sophomore Eden Freiberg scored six goals and recorded one assist to lead the Griffins with seven points. She took 10 shots, scoring seven shots on goal.

The Griffins return to play Rockhurst on March 9 in Grand Junction, Colorado. They host Colorado Mesa in a conference home-opener against Colorado Mesa on March 21.

Sports coverage by The Forum is created in part through a partnership with the Westminster College Athletics Program.

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Cami Mondeaux is a senior communication major with a minor in sociology. She’s worked in journalism for three years completing several internships in radio as well as a print internship stationed in Washington, D.C. Now, Cami works as a reporter and digital content producer for KSL NewsRadio covering breaking news and local government. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in the headlines, Cami enjoys listening to podcasts, drinking iced coffee and continuing her quest to find the tastiest burrito in Salt Lake City.

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