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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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Oregon lacrosse takes down George Mason, 17-12

Oregon women’s lacrosse had four players score hat tricks to defeat the George Mason Patriots, 17-12, on Monday in Fairfax, Virginia. George Mason jumped to an early lead, scoring the first two goals of the game. That lead was short lived as Oregon responded with a 5-0 run to lead by three …

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Towson goes on 7-0 run to take down Oregon lacrosse

A strong second half performance led the Towson Tigers over the Oregon lacrosse team, 10-7, on Saturday afternoon at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Maryland. Sophomore Shannon Williams, the Ducks’ leading scorer, started off scoring less than four minutes into the game to give Oregon the early lead. The lead …

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Oregon lacrosse falls to Colorado 16-11

The Oregon women’s lacrosse team fell to the Colorado Buffaloes 16-11 Sunday afternoon in Boulder. This loss marks the Ducks’ first MPSF loss of the season. Oregon’s record now comes to 6-3, 3-1 MPSP. The Buffaloes came out strong, scoring five-straight goals to begin the game. The Ducks scored their first goal on the day …

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Oregon lacrosse takes down Vermont 17-7

The Oregon women’s lacrosse team took down the Vermont Catamounts, 17-7, on Friday evening to improve to 6-2 (3-0 MPSF) on the season. The Ducks came out strong and never looked back, scoring the first three goals of the game. Those goals came from Shannon Williams, Mariah Gatti and JoJo Hesketh. Vermont …

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Oregon lacrosse drops road contest to High Point, 17-13

The Oregon women’s lacrosse team fell to the High Point Panthers 17-13 on Sunday in High Point, North Carolina. The Panthers came out strong, scoring six consecutive goals. The Ducks (5-2) didn’t get on the board until junior attacker Mariah Gatti scored with 12:20 left in the first half. Oregon’s …

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Oregon lacrosse takes down Winthrop 18-5

The Oregon women’s lacrosse team led from start to finish to defeat the Winthrop Eagles 18-5 on Friday afternoon. The Ducks outshot the Eagles 30-12 in Rock Hills, South Carolina, to move to 5-1 on the season. Oregon also dominated on draw controls, controlling 17 compared to Winthop’s six. The Ducks …

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Oregon lacrosse defeats Fresno State 12-9 on the road

The Oregon women’s lacrosse team defeated the Fresno State Bulldogs 12-9 on Sunday to move to 3-0 in conference play. The Ducks came out strong in Fresno, California, scoring three of the first four goals to lead 3-1 just eight minutes into the game. The Bulldogs went on to score …

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Oregon lacrosse trounces Cal Golden Bears 18-9

The Oregon women’s lacrosse team took on the California Golden Bears on Sunday and won 18-9 in a dominant performance at Pape Field. Cal scored the first goal just one minute into the game, but the Ducks fought back and tied it one minute later with a goal from senior midfielder Bella Pyne. She …

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Oregon men’s lacrosse will head to Southern California to play defending national champions

The Oregon men’s lacrosse team will begin its regular season schedule this weekend as the Ducks head to Southern California to play San Diego State and Chapman. Both teams are ranked in the top 25 of the 2017 Under Armour MCLA Division I Preseason Coaches Poll, released on Feb. 2. San …

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Oregon lacrosse falls to Canisius in their first ever matchup

It was more than just a novel rivalry between schools on opposite ends of the nation as Oregon faced off against Canisius College for the first time in history at Papé Field on Monday afternoon. It was akin to a friendly match organized by Oregon’s head coach, Katrina Dowd, and …

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Oregon lacrosse takes down San Diego State in MPSF opener

The Oregon lacrosse team upped its offense in the second half to take down San Diego State in its MPSF opener match on Saturday afternoon at Papé Field. While Oregon scored four goals in the first period, the Ducks rallied after halftime to bring the score to 11-9 to improve to 2-0 …

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Oregon lacrosse defeats Michigan 11-8 in season-opener

To begin its 2017 season under new head coach Katrina Dowd, the Oregon women’s lacrosse team won a closely-contested match against Michigan, defeating the Wolverines 11-8 on a rainy Saturday at Pape Field. Seven different Ducks scored their first goals of the season, including a three-goal effort from sophomore Julia …

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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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