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 lead in the first 20 minutes of the game. Bella Pyne found the back of the net first, much like in the win against Michigan, on a free position strike. Scores from freshman Shannon Williams (twice), junior Rachel Steinberg and sophomores Mariah Gatti (twice) and Evan Murphy followed.
Detroit (0-2) finally broke through with a goal from Kylie Birney. The Titans went on to end the half with three straight goals to cut it to 9-4 at the half.
Oregon was able to outshoot Detroit 39-22 and was plus six in draw controls. Pyne tied a career best with four goals, while Gatti topped her previous high with four as well. Steinberg finished with three goals and Williams added one assist to her two scores.
Oregon goalie Jenna Morris saved four Titan attempts in over 55 minutes in front of the net.
Out of the locker room Detroit was able to trim the Duck lead to 9-8 by scoring four unanswered. Oregon pulled out ahead until the Titans were again able to cut it to a single point (10-9) with 23:21 left to play.
That was the closest they got as the Ducks went on a run of six unanswered to close the game.
Next on the schedule for Oregon is a road trip out to Williamsburg, Virginia where they will face William & Mary on Sunday.
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