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Oregon women's lacrosse cruises past Presbyterian, 18-1



The goals came early and often. Freshman Cambi Cukar scored her first collegiate goal two minutes into regulation, and the rest of the Oregon women’s lacrosse team followed suit. The Ducks built a 7-0 lead by the 10:18 mark in the first half, and cruised to a 18-1 win over Presbyterian in the season opener.

“Very excited to put the pieces together that we have been working on and see so many different people step up today,” Oregon head coach Jen Beck told GoDucks.com. “I was pleased with the balanced offensive production and tremendous effort we had on getting the ball back.”

Oregon led 7-1 at half, but the team’s dominance continued for the rest of regulation. UO midfielder Hayley Milner scored two goals within 40 seconds of each other in the second half, and finished the game with her first hat-trick since April, 2013.

Milner’s night was just one of many winning performances though, as Oregon continued to outscore Presbyterian 11-0 in the second half.

Holly Johnson finished the game with five assists and Janelle Parker recorded her first collegiate win as a goalie. Parker picked up one save out of five opportunities, giving up just one goal in 41:45.

In addition, The Ducks forced 16 turnovers and outshot the Blue House 34-5.

Oregon will now travel to North Carolina for a Feb. 15 date with High Point at Vert Stadium.

Follow Justin Wise on Twitter @JustinFWise


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