Oregon Set to Host Cal in Return to Pac-12 Play
EUGENE, Ore. – After a brief foray back into non-conference games, Oregon returns to Pac-12 play this weekend beginning with a game against California on Friday, March 25.
The Ducks and Golden Bears will both be searching for their first Pac-12 victory. Oregon nearly picked up its first league win last weekend against No. 25 Colorado, but a late comeback fell just short in a 13-11 loss. Cal led Arizona State 12-9 in the third quarter before surrendering 10 goals in the period and falling 21-18 in their last game.
Friday's contest is UO's BEOREGON game. BEOREGON provides student-athletes with a voice and support in building a safer, more inclusive community by encouraging each person to be their most authentic self. Learn more at: goducks.com/beoregon.
When: Friday, March 25
Where: Papé Field
Time: 5 p.m.
Live Stats: oregon.statbroadcast.com
THE DUCKS vs. THE GOLDEN BEARS
Oregon has played California more than any other team with 25 previous matchups dating back to 2005. The Ducks lead the series 16-9 with wins in the last three games, four of the last five and nine of the last 11. UO is 7-4 against Cal in Eugene including wins in all of the last five games at Papé Field.
DUCKS DROP GOLDEN EAGLES
Oregon got back on track last Sunday with a 16-9 win over Marquette. The Ducks scored a season-high in goals while holding an opponent under 10 goals for the first time in 2022. UO also had season-best marks in ground balls (30) and turnovers (12) while tying season-highs in caused turnovers (10) and points (23).
» Shonly Wallace led Oregon with five goals, tying her career-high
» Sydney Lawrence caused four turnovers, the first Oregon player to do so in over a year (Logan Gierke, 2/28/21 vs. CMU)
» Cassidy Eckert finished with 11 saves and a .550 save percentage, her second-best outing of the year in both categories
Senior defender Sydney Lawrence has wreaked havoc for opposing offenses this season. The Plano, Texas-native has found a role on the UO defense where she can force opponents to plenty of mistakes. She is tied for the Pac-12 lead in caused turnovers (12) and ranks 10th nationally in caused turnovers per game (2.00).