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No. 17 USC Lacrosse Dispatches Ducks in 21-5 Victory

Mar 13, 2022

LOS ANGELES – The 17th-ranked USC lacrosse team (5-1, 2-0 Pac-12) defeated Oregon (1-5, 0-2) by a dominant 21-5 margin at McAlister Field on Sunday, March 13. Four Trojans racked up five points each in the win. Kelsey HuffShelby Tilton, and Isabelle Vitale each had four goals and one assist in the victory.

  • Gr. midfielder Kelsey Huff continued her torrid march through March with another four-goal performance for her 28th-career hat-trick game. It was her fifth of the season in just six games. Huff finished with five total points with an assist.
  • Redshirt Fr. attacker Isabelle Vitale had her third hat trick of the season and matched her career best with four goals.
  • So. attacker Shelby Tilton also racked up her third hat trick of the spring and put up a new career high of four goals.
  • So. midfielder Madison Waters, Sr. attacker Finley Ueland, and freshman attacker Nicole Fanelli each scored two goals apiece. The two goals by Fanelli were the first of her career.
  • Jr. attacker Ella Heaney dished out three assists and scored one goal to finish with four points.
  • Sr. defender Kaleigh Brennan had two caused turnovers and two ground balls. 
  • Fr. defender Catherine Lord picked up three ground balls and caused one turnover.
  • In and on the center circle, So. attacker Claudia Shevitz (5), Fr. midfielder Christina Gagnon (3), and Sr. midfielder Katie Ramsay (2) each helped corral the lion's share of USC's 14 draw controls. 
  • For Oregon, Hanna Hilcoff and Alyssa Wright each scored two goals apiece. Nakeeya McCardell led all players with six draw controls. Cassidy Eckert was the goalie of record and had two saves with 10 goals against. 


  • USC out-shot Oregon, 33-16, and scored 10 first-quarter goals on just 12 shots. The Trojans also out-gained the Ducks, 16-8, in the ground-ball game, but the Ducks had the 15-14 edge in the draw circle.
  • The Women of Troy turned the ball over just six times and didn't have any in the first nor third quarters. USC opened the game by scoring the first eight goals including two each by Tilton, Vitale, and Huff. The Ducks scored with 3:23 left to play, but Vitale and Tilton each scored their third goals for hat tricks by the time the first quarter ended.
  • Huff scored her third and fourth goals in the second quarter as the Trojans went 4-2 to turn the cranks on the running clock and went into the break with a massive 14-3 lead.
  • The Trojans got four more goals in the third quarter and went in the order of Waters-Ueland-Oregon-Ueland-Waters to break open an 18-4 lead heading into the final frame.
  • Fanelli scored her two goals and So. attacker Maggie Brown had one goal in the fourth to make the final score 21-5 for the Women of Troy.


  • USC hits the road for two games in the Bay Area next weekend where the Trojans take on California (0-7, 0-1 Pac-12) and Stanford (3-4, 1-0). USC will face the Golden Bears at FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., on Friday (March 18) at 5 p.m. PT and then heads to the South Bay to meet the Cardinal at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium in Stanford, Calif., on Sunday (March 20) at 2 p.m. The USC-Stanford game will be shown live on Pac-12 Bay Area. 


  • USC improves to 10-3 all-time against Oregon and has won the last five over the Ducks.
  • The Trojans defeated the Ducks by double-digit goals for the fourth time in the series' history and matched the largest margin of victory (16) which was set on April 7, 2019, in a 16-0 home victory.
  • The Women of Troy improved to 55-14 all-time at McAlister Field with a 59-17 record in all home games.
  • The Trojans go to 76-21 in games in which they are ranked.
  • USC's 21 goals match the fourth-highest single-game total in program history (three other times) and the Trojans' 29 points match the seventh-highest single-game total in school history.
  • The Trojans scored 20 or more goals in a game for the 17th time (17-0).
  • USC recorded at least a 15-goal margin of victory for the 13th time in school history.

For more information on the USC women's lacrosse team, a complete schedule, and results, please visit Fans of the Women of Troy can follow the team on Instagram and on Twitter @USCTrojansLax.