USC Lacrosse Bounces Back to Get 14-8 Win Over Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. – The USC lacrosse team (7-4, 4-2 Pac-12) collected a 14-8 road victory over Oregon (1-8, 1-4) at Papé Field on Easter Sunday, April 4.
- Sr. midfielder Kelsey Huff recorded her fourth hat trick of the season and finished with four points on three goals and an assist. It was her 19th-career hat trick, which ranks fourth all-time in program history.
- Sr. attacker Izzy McMahon also had four points with three assists and a goal. McMahon led the Trojans with five draw controls on the center circle and picked up a pair of ground balls.
- Gr. attacker Maddie McDaniel scored two and had an assist. She won three draws and had one ground ball.
- Jr. midfielder Katie Ramsay locked up her third hat trick of the season for the sixth of her career (13th all-time at USC).
- Defensively, So. Olivia Dooley had three caused turnovers and three ground balls. Gr. Natalie Byrne caused a career-high five turnovers and picked up a ground ball. Jr. Kaleigh Brennan caused three turnovers.
- For Oregon, Morgan McCarthy had the hat trick with three goals and an assist. Hanna Hilcoff raked in nine draw controls and scored two goals. Lillian Stump scored two goals and had two assists.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- USC outshot Oregon, 33-16, and picked up more ground balls by a 15-9 count; but was outdrawn in the center circle for only the third time this season. The Ducks won 13 draw controls to the Trojans' 11.
- Oregon scored the first two goals of the game and held the Trojans at bay for the first nine minutes, but So. midfielder Savannah Sweitzerscored the first of her two goals off an assist from Huff to get USC on the board at 20:44.
- The Ducks went in front momentarily at 4-3, but USC went on a 4-0 scoring run to close the half, including getting two goals with under a minute left in the first half to take a 7-4 lead into the break.
- Into the second half, Oregon pulled to within two goals on Hilcoff's second goal, but USC scored a 3-0 run with a goal by Sweitzer followed by back-to-back goals from Huff to take an 11-6 lead with under 10 minutes left in regulation.
- USC passed one last test as the Ducks scored two quick goals at 8:55 and 8:40 to trim the lead to three (11-8) once more, but Ramsay scored two more to sandwich a goal by freshman attacker Claudia Shevitz to close out a 14-8 win.
- USC returns to Southern California for its next three games and will host San Diego State (3-6) at United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Friday (April 9) at noon PT. The game will be shown live on the USC Pac-12+ streaming platform. The Trojans defeated the Aztecs, 20-6, in San Diego on Feb. 13 to open the season.
- USC improved to 9-3 all-time against Oregon and to 5-1 against the Ducks in Eugene.
- The Trojans improved to 7-2 in the state of Oregon (all games played in the city of Eugene).
All USC women's lacrosse competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee health and safety recommendations and guidelines, available at Pac-12.com/health. For more information on the USC women's lacrosse team, a complete schedule, and results, please visit USCTrojans.com. Fans of the Women of Troy can follow the team on Instagram and on Twitter @USCTrojansLax.