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 minutes into the first period. Colorado’s Carly Cox scored two more goals within the next three minutes to put the Buffaloes up by three.

There was a scoring drought for the next nine minutes, before Castagnola scored her second goal of the day. Colorado went on to score two more before Oregon was finally able to tally a goal, with 33 seconds left in the first period. Going into half, Colorado lead 6-1.

Oregon was first to score in the second period, with Shannon William’s second goal of the day, but Colorado was quick to retaliate and went on a 4-0 run.

Oregon’s Bella Pyne was able to get the Duck’s back on the board with 7:34 to go, putting the score at 10-3. Colorado went on to tally one more goal before the end of the game to leave the score at 11-3.

This loss wraps up Oregon 2016 season. The Ducks finish with a 9-8 record, 4-5 in MPSF play.

Now, the Ducks look to recover and revamp for the 2017 season. With notable players such as Oregon single-season assist record-holder Cambi Cukar, and three-time MPSF Rookie of the Week Shannon William returning, the Duck’s have a good group to continue to build off of.

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Kylee O'Connor

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