Oregon women's lacrosse team uses sticks for shovels after hailstorm
Eugene's wide range of weather was on full display as the Oregon women's lacrosse team worked its way to an 18-8 win over Cal on Sunday afternoon.
While the sun broke through the clouds at times during the first half, the Ducks and Bears didn't have such luck after intermission. With 18:11 left in the game, referees had to halt play for nearly 90 minutes due to a lightning advisory. But that wasn't the only thing to worry about, as a bunch of hail also dropped down from the clouds and completely covered the field.
Pac-12 Networks producer Justin Nelson shared this timelapse video of the turf filling up with hail.
— justin nelson (@JNellyNel) April 5, 2015
Some of the Ducks used their lacrosse sticks as shovels to help the cleanup effort, while a tractor (er, lacrosse zamboni?) also got involved with the action, as Pac-12 Networks broadcaster Christian Miles documented.
— Christian Miles (@christianrmiles) April 5, 2015
Eventually the weather cleared and the Ducks finished off their win over the Bears on a memorable senior day.
— Oregon Duck Lacrosse (@OregonWLAX) April 5, 2015