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Game Thread: Oregon Women’s Lacrosse vs USC

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Ducks Look for Improvement Against Tough Trojans

Oregon Women’s Lacrosse vs USC - Sunday 4/17, 1:00 pm - Pac-12 Networks

Oregon’s Women’s Lacrosse team welcomes USC to Eugene today for an Easter Sunday matchup. The Ducks have struggled this season, going 3-11 overall and just 1-7 in Pac-12 play. However, several of Oregon’s Conference losses have been by only by a goal or two - including an 11 - 10 loss to ASU in overtime just last Friday - and while the team has been inconsistent, they’ve shown the ability to be competitive. Unfortunately, the previous game against USC a month ago was not one of those times, as USC dominated in Los Angeles 21 - 5. Oregon should be able to improve on that result.

Junior Hanna Hilcoff leads the Ducks in scoring with 37 goals and 5 assists. Sophomore Cassidy Eckert has started every game in goal for Oregon, allowing slightly over 14 goals per game.

USC is 10-3 overall and 6-2 in the Conference. Their only losses have been to #10 Princeton and twice to #25 Stanford. Graduate Student Midfielder Kelsey Huff leads the Trojan offense with 43 goals and 4 assists but has missed the last 3 games due to injury. In her absence, the Trojans will rely on Isabelle Vitale and Ella Heaney for scoring punch. Junior Kait Devir has started 12 games in goal for USC and allows 11.3 goals per game.

Neither school has a men’s lacrosse program.

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