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Oregon club lacrosse focuses on speed and tempo with new head coach Markus McCaine

The Oregon men’s club lacrosse team returns a lot of veteran players this year, but there is one significant change: A familiar face is moving up in the ranks to lead the Ducks as head coach for the 2016-2017 season. Markus McCaine, an Oregon grad student in the Warsaw Sports …

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Women’s lacrosse adds third coach to round out staff

The Oregon women’s lacrosse program announced Thursday that it would be adding another high profile coach, Becca Block, to round out its coaching staff for the upcoming season. Block is a former teammate of newly hired assistant Michelle Tumolo and played at Syracuse under new Oregon head coach Katrina Dowd. Block began …

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Oregon announces hiring of new women’s lacrosse coach

Oregon’s search for a new women’s lacrosse coach is over. The Oregon athletic department announced in a press release on June 15 that Katrina Dowd has been hired as the programs head coach. Dowd replaces former Oregon coach Jen Beck, who stepped down in May after leading the Ducks to a …

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Alison Scharkey’s busy career involved in Oregon athletics nears its conclusion

After Oregon’s lacrosse season ended April 28 in a loss to Colorado, senior Alison Scharkey worked as a producer the following Monday at the athletic department’s second annual O Show. As a co-director of Oregon’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Scharkey and a team of Ducks spent more than a year planning the …

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Jen Beck steps down as Oregon lacrosse head coach

Jen Beck has stepped down as Oregon lacrosse head coach after 12 seasons in Eugene, Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens announced on Monday afternoon. Beck served as the first coach in program history, leading the Ducks to a 120-97 record and a 44-36 mark in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation …

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Oregon eliminated in first round of MPSF tournament

The sixth-seeded Oregon women’s lacrosse team fell to No. 3 seed Colorado 11-3, in the first round of the MPSF tournament on Thursday. Neither team got off to a great start, but Colorado’s Cali Castagnola finally put one into the back of the net just under seven and a half …

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Oregon begins MPSF playoffs against Colorado on Thursday

With a MPSF record of 4-5, the Oregon women’s lacrosse team secured the sixth and final spot in the MPSF playoffs that begin Thursday, April 28. Oregon will play the No. 3 seed Colorado Buffaloes in the Ducks’ third straight postseason berth. The Ducks fell to Colorado, 14-9, on Sunday. …

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Oregon falls 14-9 to Colorado on senior day

Oregon women’s lacrosse concluded its regular season with a 14-9 loss to the Colorado Buffalos on senior day in Eugene Sunday. The Ducks needed this victory to cement a spot in the MPSF tournament that begins on Thursday. The Ducks, however, can still clinch the sixth and final playoff spot …

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Carly O’Connell scores four in Oregon’s loss to Denver

The Oregon women’s lacrosse team battled in a close game against Denver on Friday, but ultimately fell 11-9. The Ducks must now win their game against Colorado on Sunday to have a chance to advance to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation playoffs. Denver started out the game on a 2-0 …

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New head coach Jon Bongiorno leads men’s lacrosse team’s turnaround

Oregon men’s club lacrosse went 2-10 in the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League Division I last year. Since then, the team has done a complete 180, achieving a record of 9-2 so far this season. This dramatic shift is owed in large part to a transition in the coaching staff. After more …

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Mariah Gatti leads Oregon to 15-3 win over UC Davis

After a crushing 14-2 loss to Stanford this past Friday, the Oregon women’s lacrosse team bounced back and trounced UC Davis 15-3 on Sunday. Oregon came out strong as Cambi Cukar scored Oregon’s first goal less than a minute and a half into the game. The Ducks kept that momentum …

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Oregon falls to No. 10 Stanford

Oregon women’s lacrosse fell to No. 10 Stanford, 14-2 on Friday. This is Oregon’s second home loss of the season, and brings the Ducks’ record to 8-5 (3-3 MPSF). Stanford’s Kelsey Murray scored in the first 11 seconds, giving Stanford a quick 1-0 lead. Shortly after, Stanford’s Kelly Myers scored with …

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Oregon routs Saint Mary’s, 19-3

Oregon women’s lacrosse sealed its two-game trip to the Bay Area with a 19-3 victory against Saint Mary’s Sunday. This win brings the Ducks’ record to 8-4 (2-2 MPSF Conference). Sophomore attacker Cambi Cukar scored the first goal just four minutes into the game. By the end of regulation, she led …

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Strong second half propels Oregon past George Mason for 15-9 win

After a slow first half, Oregon lacrosse was dominate in the second as the team coasted to a 15-9 win over George Mason at Papé Field Wednesday evening. It was a return to form for Oregon (4-2) after losing just two days ago. Senior goalie Jenna Morris was the star …

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Oregon falls at home 12-7 to High Point

Oregon lacrosse couldn’t keep up with the pace in the second half, losing to High Point 12-7 at Papé Field Monday night. The Ducks (3-2) were only able to notch a single goal in the second half, as the Panthers outscored the home team 5-1 to take the lead and the …

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Oregon dominates LIU Brookylin, 16-6, in home opener

Oregon lacrosse returned to Papé Field for the 2016 home opener, beating LIU Brooklyn, 16-6, Saturday afternoon. After a close first half, the Ducks (3-1) opened things up in the second with a flurry of shots on goal. They dominated in transition, keeping the Blackbirds (1-3) on their heels. The result was a …

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Oregon loses first game of the season 15-14 at William & Mary

For the first time this season, Oregon lacrosse couldn’t pick up the win in a back-and-forth shootout against William & Mary. The Ducks lost 15-14 at Martin Family Stadium Sunday morning. Oregon (2-1) had a two goal lead with under five minutes to play after senior Carly O’Connell found the …

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Q&A: Head coach Jen Beck discusses Oregon’s hot start to the season

Oregon women’s lacrosse is coming off a strong opening weekend to the 2016 season. The Ducks picked up wins on the road against Michigan and Detroit. Last season, Oregon finished 10-8. The team returns 21 players, including Carly O’Connell, Cambi Cukar, Ali Scharkey and Jenna Morris. O’Connell finished her junior campaign …

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Oregon closes season opening road trip with a 17-13 win over Detroit

Oregon lacrosse closed its season-opening road trip with a second win Sunday morning by topping Detroit 17-13. Cambi Cukar was the standout for the Ducks, as the sophomore tied a career-high with six assists. She assisted on four of the Ducks’ first-half goals. Oregon (2-0) jumped out to a 7-0 …

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Oregon snags season opening win over Michigan

Oregon lacrosse was able to start 2016 on the right foot as they topped Michigan in Ann Arbor 12-11 Friday night at Oosterbaan Field House. Senior Holly Johnson, who tied her career-high in goals with four, led the Ducks. Carly O’Connell, Bella Pyne and Cambi Cukar also played key roles: …

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Oregon lacrosse adds program alum Colleen Taggart to staff

Last month, Oregon lacrosse assistant coach Jen Derby left the program after a decorated career as both a coach and student-athlete in Eugene. This month, Oregon lacrosse head coach Jen Beck announced Derby’s successor in the program — Colleen Taggart — in a release by the Athletic Department. Taggart joins Beck’s staff …

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Oregon Women’s lacrosse falls to Denver 11-5 in first round of MPSF Tourney

The Ducks fell in the first round of tournament play after the Pioneers went on a 7-3 scoring run in the second half of the game. Denver opened the game with a goal at the 21:08 left mark. Oregon answered with two goals of their own, both from Rachel Steinberg. …

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Oregon women’s lacrosse falls 15-9 to Denver

Oregon traveled to Denver this Friday for its second to last season game, and despite three goals each from Senior Casey Brogan and Junior Carly O’ Connell, the Ducks fell 15-9. Denver was first to score just over a minute into the game, but O’Connell responded with a goal of her own …

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Oregon lacrosse defeats UC Davis, 10-7

Oregon lacrosse defeated UC Davis on the road this Sunday afternoon.






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Oregon lacrosse loses 15-10 against No. 15 Stanford

Oregon lacrosse began its final road trip of the regular season with a tough loss against No. 15 Stanford, falling 15-10 on the road Thursday night. The Ducks found themselves down big early as the Cardinal jumped out to a fast start. Stanford was able to take advantage of some …

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