Ducks Continue Road Trip at No. 17 USC
LOS ANGELES – Oregon's first Pac-12 weekend of the 2022 season continues on Sunday with an afternoon showdown against No. 17 USC.
The Ducks are coming off a tight 11-9 loss at Arizona State on Friday. Oregon turned the ball over a season-high 22 times but still managed to stay in the game thanks to a strong defensive effort and a career-high 14 saves from Cassidy Eckert.
When: Sunday, March 13
Where: Soni McAlister Field | Los Angeles
Time: 1 p.m. PT
Watch: Pac-12 Networks
Live Stats: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=401816
THE DUCKS vs. THE TROJANS
Oregon and USC have played 12 times since the Trojans started playing lacrosse in 2013. The two teams were members of the MPSF before the Pac-12 had enough teams to sponsor the sport. USC leads the series 9-3 including wins in the last four games. Oregon's last win over a ranked team was April 8, 2018 when the Ducks knocked off the No. 16 Trojans 18-11 in Eugene.
Oregon has been able to rely on several players for offensive production this season. Through four games, five Ducks (Alyssa Wright, Bailey Smith, Shonly Wallace, Hanna HilCoff and Lillian Stump) have recorded a hat trick and five (Wright, Smith Wallace, Hilcoff, Stump and Morgan McCarthy) have totaled at least three points in a game. Both McCarthy (Mercer) and Stump (George Mason, San Diego State) have recorded three goals and three assists in a game.
Oregon boasts three players with Canadian National Team experience in 2022: Cassidy Eckert, Shonly Wallace and Alex Matsuoka. Eckert was recently selected fosr Canada's 2022 Women's World Cup team. She and Wallace represented the Great White North at the Super Sixes event in October and also teamed up to lead the U-19 team to a silver medal at the 2019 U-19 World Championships. Matsuoka joined Eckert and Wallace at Team Canada's Senior Women's Top 40 Training Camp in 2021.