Ducks Open Pac-12 Tournament Against Buffs
TEMPE, Ariz. – Fifth-seeded Oregon will open its third Pac-12 Tournament appearance on Wednesday by taking on the fourth-seeded Colorado Buffaloes at 4:30 p.m.
If they win, the Ducks would move on to play No. 17 Stanford, the tournament's top seed at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. The championship game is set for Saturday, May 7 at 12 p.m. Arizona State is hosting the Pac-12 Tournament at Sun Devil Lacrosse Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
All five Pac-12 Tournament games will be on Pac-12 Network.
FIRST ROUND GAME INFO
When: Wednesday, May 4
Where: Tempe, Ariz.
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Watch: Pac-12 Network
Live Stats: oregon.statbroadcast.com
NUMBERS TO KNOW
18.69 - Oregon ranks 16th nationally with 18.69 ground balls per game. The Ducks had a season-high 32 in their first game against Cal.
41 - Sophomore goalie Cassidy Eckert ranks second in the Pac-12 with 41 ground balls. Just two behind the league leader.
49 - Defender Logan Gierke started last Friday's game, her 49th career start in 50 games since she has been at Oregon.
59 - Sophomore midfielder Morgan McCarthy ranks 7th in the Pac-12 with 59 draw controls. She grabbed 19 draws as a freshman.
DUCKS IN THE PAC-12 TOURNAMENT
Oregon will be playing in the Pac-12 Tournament for just the third time. The Ducks missed the tournament in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, making this year's tournament the first for the majority of the UO roster. Oregon is 1-2 in the tournament all-time with the win coming in 2018. Both losses came against ranked opponents.
ON PACE TO BE ONE OF OREGON'S BEST
Hanna Hilcoff became the fastest Duck to 75 career goals in Oregon's game at USC, reaching the mark in just 25 games. The previous fastest Oregon player to reach 75 goals was all-time leading scorer Shannon Williams, who reached the mark in 33 games. Williams scored her 100th career goal in her 40th game. Through 35 games, Hilcoff has now scored 98 goals.
» Enters Wednesday tied for seventh in the Pac-12 with a team-high 41 goals
» Scored multiple goals in 28 of 34 career games, including 10 of 12 games in 2021 and 12 of 15 this season
» In 2021, the only Pac-12 player to rank in the top 10 in both goals (35, 7th) and draw controls (54, 5th)
» As a freshman, tied the program single-game record with 10 draw controls against Denver (2/21/20)
» In 2020, was one of three freshmen to finish the shortened season with 20 goals and 40 draw controls