Season Ends in Pac-12 Semifinals
TEMPE, Ariz. – Oregon's season ended in the Pac-12 Tournament Semifinals with a 21-9 loss to No. 17 Stanford on Thursday.
The Ducks (4-14) stayed in the game for the first half, answering many of Stanford's (11-6) early goals before the Cardinal pulled away after the break.
How it Happened: Stanford led early, getting the game's first two goals in its first three minutes. Oregon played well in spurts during the first quarter, getting a goal on a free-position from Shonly Wallace to make it 2-1. The Ducks also cut a 4-1 lead to 4-2 when Nakeeya McCardell send a cross-field pass to Morgan McCarthy, who scored her fifth goal of the tournament.
The Cardinal rallied back after McCarthy's goal, closing the first quarter with a 3-0 run to go up 7-2. Stanford won the draw controls 7-3 in the game's opening period.
Oregon bounced back on the draw in the second quarter, winning 7-3 in the circle. The Ducks used their advantage to get within four goals on two occasions. Katie Collins weaved through the Stanford defense to make the score 8-4 with 7:48 left in the half. After two goals from the Cardinal, Bailey Smith and Hanna Hilcoff scored two woman-down goals in a row to close the gap to 10-6 with 3:38 remaining.
Four goals would be the closest Oregon got, however. Stanford went up 12-6 before halftime and then scored the first six goals of the second half before Hilcoff halted the 8-0 run with her second score of the game. Wallace added two goals late to finish her senior season with a career-high 40 goals.
Notable: Hilcoff's first goal was the 100th of her career. She became the fastest Duck to 100 goals, reaching the century mark in her 37th career game. All-time leading goal scorer Shannon Williams previously held the record after scoring her 100th goal in her 40th game.