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Chelsea Gamble hired as Oregon lacrosse head coach

Oregon lacrosse has announced that former Stanford assistant coach Chelsea Gamble will be the next head coach of the program. Following Katrina Dowd’s resignation in mid-July, the Oregon athletic department faced finding another women’s athletics head coach. On Wednesday, the search ended with Gamble’s hiring. “It’s a great honor and privilege …

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Oregon lacrosse head coach Katrina Dowd resigns

Oregon has lost yet another women’s athletics head coach. On Friday, Oregon announced that lacrosse head coach Katrina Dowd had resigned from the position and that assistant coach Becca Block would become the interim head coach as the program looks for a new head coach. “I am grateful for the …

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Oregon lacrosse looking to next season, hoping to find success in the small things

The end of the 2018 Oregon lacrosse season comes with an exodus of six starting seniors, including senior attack Jill Zubillaga, who earned All-Pac-12 first team honors and IWLCA All-Region second team honors, senior attackers Mariah Gatti and Cambi Cukar and senior goalie Brittany Read, who all earned Pac-12 second …

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Oregon lacrosse falls to Colorado in Pac-12 Tournament semifinal

Oregon lacrosse’s run in the first ever Pac-12 Tournament ended on Friday as the No. 4 seed Ducks fell 16-6 to No. 1 seeded Colorado in Boulder in the semifinal. The Ducks kept it close early on and only trailed 5-3 at halftime thanks to senior goalkeeper Brittany Read collecting …

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Oregon lacrosse thumps Cal in first round of Pac-12 Tournament

In the first ever Pac-12 women’s lacrosse tournament game, Oregon defeated California 22-9 to advance to the semifinal of the tournament on Thursday. Oregon got off to a quick start against Cal, as the Ducks jumped out to a 9-1 lead over the Golden Bears. After Cal ended the first …

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Shannon Williams leads No. 4 seed women’s lacrosse headed into Pac-12 Champs

After practice, Shannon Williams, junior attacker for the Oregon women’s lacrosse, and five of her teammates stayed late to shoot around. Williams said this is normal for the team, especially when the weather’s nice. “We’re out here trying. We haven’t achieved some of the success that other teams have, but …

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Oregon lacrosse drops season finale to No. 15 Colorado

The Ducks started out strong, but could not maintain the effort through a full 60 minutes, dropping its season finale in a 19-9 loss at No. 15 Colorado. Entering Friday with a chance to finish .500 in its inaugural season of Pac-12 play, Oregon instead finishes with an 8-8 regular …

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Oregon women’s lacrosse loses to No. 19 Stanford 17-9

After a loss to Cal on Friday, the Oregon women’s lacrosse team needed to pull off an upset on Sunday against No. 18 Stanford. A win today would have helped the Ducks retake control of third place in the Pac-12 over USC. The Ducks ended their Bay Area road trip …

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Oregon lacrosse falls at Cal 15-13 despite comeback attempt

With the score tied 8-8 heading into the start of the second half, it was anyone’s game. Then, California scorched Oregon lacrosse with five straight goals to start the second half and later win the game 15-13 over Oregon, despite a comeback attempt from the Ducks with under seven minutes …

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Oregon upsets No. 16 USC 18-11 on Senior Day, first win over ranked opponent since 2008

The clock trickled down to zero and the final whistle blew. Oregon’s sophomore Lexy Biller dropped her stick and turned around. She immediately found goalie Brittany Read and without a second to wait, she jumped into the senior’s arms. It was a day to celebrate Oregon’s seniors, as four of …

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Oregon lacrosse blows out Arizona State 21-8 behind 17-goal first half

Just before halftime, Oregon’s Jill Zubillaga scored six goals, matching her career-high. The score was 17-2. It was the most points the team had scored all season, and it came all in one half. Oregon (7-5) posted seven goals in the first five minutes of the game, and Arizona State …

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Ducks drop overtime thriller to No. 12 USC

With 30 seconds remaining and the Ducks trailing 8-7 to USC, head coach Katrina Dowd called a timeout to draw up one last attack. It paid off. Oregon’s Jill Zubillaga scored with eight seconds remaining to send the match to overtime. That ended up being as close as the Ducks …

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Oregon tops Arizona State to improve to 2-1 in Pac-12 play

In its first ever game versus Arizona State, the Ducks dominated the Sun Devils, coming away with a 14-6 win on Friday night in Tempe. Currently in their first season in program history, Arizona State gave the Pac-12 the minimum requirement of six participating schools to form its own conference. …

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Oregon lacrosse loses to No. 18 Stanford Cardinal 19-8

The lacrosse team lost 19-8 to No. 18 Stanford Cardinal on Sunday for its second defeat of the season. The loss drops the Ducks to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the Pac-12. The Cardinal improve to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in conference. Senior defender Jill Zubillaga scored four goals to …

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Quick start leads Oregon lacrosse to 12-7 win over Cal in Pac-12 opener

Fourteen seasons into its program history, Oregon women’s lacrosse finally played a Pac-12 match. On Saturday night at Pape Field, the Ducks didn’t waste any time making their mark in the conference of champions. Four goals within the first four minutes of Saturday night’s match gave the Ducks a commanding …

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Oregon women’s lacrosse takes advantage of an odd rule to defeat Canisius in overtime

Disappointment and sadness covered the lacrosse field as Canisius celebrated its game-winning goal in overtime over the Oregon women’s lacrosse team. “I looked up to the sky and was like, ‘Oh my God, they defeated us,’” Oregon attacker Mariah Gatti said postgame. Luckily for the Ducks, the disappointment was short-lived …

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Oregon lacrosse starts 2018 season with dominant 15-5 win over UC Davis

If Friday is any indication, it was just the start of what looks to be an exciting season for Oregon lacrosse. Four goals apiece from Shannon Williams and Jill Zubillaga — along with a myriad of contributions from the rest of the team — led Oregon (1-0) to a commanding …

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The Oregon lacrosse team’s season has ended, but not without a few steps forward

The Oregon women’s lacrosse team wrapped up its season with a loss against San Diego State in the first round of the MPSF Tournament on Thursday, ending with a 9-8 record under first year head coach Katrina Dowd. After being hired in June, Dowd said that her ultimate goal was …

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Oregon lacrosse falls to San Diego State in final game of season

The Oregon women’s lacrosse team wrapped up its season with an 18-13 loss against San Diego State on Thursday in the first round of the MPSF Tournament. Head coach Katrina Dowd finishes up her first season with a 9-8 (5-3 MPSF) record. The Ducks were ranked No. 4 going into the tournament, …

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Ducks take care of Saint Mary’s to close out regular season

Before heading down to Los Angeles for MPSF Tournament, the Ducks still had one last game on their schedule. On Sunday, the Ducks rolled by Saint Mary’s 19-11 in the team’s regular season finale. “We had some ups and downs, but we competed in every single game,” head coach Katrina …

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Oregon lacrosse scored five unanswered goals to edge UC Davis, 10-9

The Oregon women’s lacrosse team came back from a four-point deficit at halftime to edge UC Davis, 10-9, in Davis, California, and end a three-game losing streak. UC Davis got off to a strong start scoring four straight goals. Oregon finally got on the board with a goal from junior attacker Mariah Gatti …

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Ducks fall at Stanford 17-13 for third consecutive loss

Despite leading 10-5 at halftime, the Oregon women’s lacrosse team was unable to stop Stanford’s second-half comeback as the Cardinal went on to win 17-13 in Stanford, California. Stanford started off scoring with a 2-0 run to lead the Ducks with 24 minutes remaining in the half. The Ducks came …

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The business of lacrosse: Coaching and marketing UO Lax

The University of Oregon club men’s lacrosse team has continually found ways to stand above the 41 other club teams at UO. Not only is it one of the top club teams in the country, but it practices at the Moshofsky Center, Oregon football’s indoor athletic facility; has three social …

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Shannon Williams scores hat trick but Ducks fall to No. 9 USC, 17-7

It was always going to be a difficult game for Oregon lacrosse. Oregon was slow out at the start — going scoreless for nearly six minutes to start the game — but USC scored two goals early that were answered by Mariah Gatti, who scored her 31st goal of the …

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Oregon lacrosse wraps up long road trip with 15-6 loss to Virginia

Papé Field has been quiet for almost two months since the Oregon lacrosse team last scored a win against California. Since then, the Ducks have faced rivals on the road, recording four wins and four losses. They wrapped up their nonconference schedule on Wednesday evening at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville, …

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