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2023 Pac-12 Women's Lacrosse Tournament

May 3-6 | Berkeley, CA
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Pac-12 Women's Lacrosse Weekly Rundown - April 19, 2023

Apr 13, 2023
Katie McMahon (John Lozano/


The No. 20 Trojans clinched at least a share of the Pac-12 regular-season title, and the No. 1 seed in the Pac-12 Tournament. USC is off this weekend and controls its own destiny. A win in the regular season finale over Arizona State on Friday, April 28 will secure the outright crown for USC. 
This Week 
  • Oregon (5-8, 1-6 Pac-12) begins its Bay Area trip with a contest against California (4-10, 1-6 Pac-12) on Friday, April 21.
    • The Golden Bears took the first matchup in a 13-12 thriller. Alicia Souliotis made two big saves in the closing minutes to seal Cal’s first league win of the season.
    • Oregon has won four of its last six against Cal. Alyssa Wright had a career-best five points in the previous matchup against the Golden Bears.
  • Stanford (7-7, 5-2 Pac-12) hosts Colorado (7-6, 5-2 Pac-12) on Friday as the Cardinal return to league play.
    • The Buffaloes topped then-No. 21 Stanford, 17-15 in its Pac-12 opener for the program’s 100th victory earlier this year.
    • The Cardinal is 5-1 at home in 2023, with its lone loss coming in the season opener to then-No. 13 Virginia.
  • Arizona State (4-10, 3-6 Pac-12) travels to San Diego State (5-9) on Friday in the first of two non-conference clashes for the Sun Devils this weekend.
    • Arizona State is on a three-game win streak against the Aztecs, who are coming off a 17-4 setback against Colorado this past weekend.
  • The Sun Devils return to the pitch for a neutral site game against UC Davis (7-5) on Sunday, April 23.
    • Arizona defeated the Aggies, 19-14 last time out in 2021 behind three-separate 3-0 runs. Katie Brodsky and Maddy Hunter each scored four goals.
  • California welcomes Colorado to California Memorial Stadium on Sunday.
    • The Buffs are on an 11-game winning streak against the Golden Bears.
    • Cal’s Kennedy Goss became the program’s all-time leader in draw controls on Sunday after tallying a season-high eight. Goss has 185 in her career, which puts her fifth on the Pac-12’s all-time list.
  • Oregon faces off against Stanford on Sunday on The Farm.
    • The Cardinal won 18-8 in the season’s first meeting. Sarah Jaques scored six goals, and Stanford rattled off a season-high 40 shots.
    • Gabby Cleveland netted a career-best six goals against the Cardinal. Cleveland has scored in 10 of her last 11 games this season.
Last Week
  • USC completed the comeback against Colorado, outsourcing the Buffs 8-2 in the second half in the 16-13 win.
    • Colorado scored the first four goals of the game, and got a hat trick from Charlie Rudy in the first quarter. Rudy would go on to score seven goals and earn Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors.
    • It was the first win for the Trojans this season when they trailed at the half. Claudia Shevitz paced the team with four goals, and Emma Wightman caused five turnovers leading to her second-straight Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week award.
  • Oregon edged Arizona State, 12-11 for its first Pac-12 win of the season.
    • Madysyn Sweeney netted the game winner with 2:56 left in the fourth, and Morgan McCarthy scored four goals in consecutive games for the first time in her career and extended her goal-scoring streak to 23 games. 
    • Teagan Ng got her fourth hat trick of the season, one of six Sun Devils to score a goal in the contest.
  • Stanford fell to No. 3 Denver on the road, which was the seventh game against a ranked team this year for the Cardinal.
    • Ashley Humphrey assisted the opening goal, her 122nd in her career which ties her with Kelsey Murray for the Stanford record. The redshirt sophomore ranks second in Pac-12 history, trailing Emily Glagolev’s 151 assists, and is the NCAA's active leader in assists per game with 3.7.
  • California got back in the win column after defeating UC Davis, 17-12, to wrap up regular season road action.
    • Amanda Morse, Kennedy Mason and Maya Lawliss each registered hat tricks, and Souliotis made six saves in 24 minutes of action.
  • Colorado bounced back against Arizona State to complete its first season sweep of the Sun Devils since 2019.
    • Ashley Stokes dished out a career-best five assists as the Buffs earned their fourth win in the last five games.
    • Mina Scott posted a career-high five goals and now has 26 on the year, which is also a career best for the junior.
  • USC overcame a slow start offensively to top Oregon, 10-5.
    • It was the fourth time this season the Trojans have held an opponent to five or fewer goals.
    • The win clinched at least a share of the Pac-12 title for USC. The Trojans shared the regular season crown last year with Stanford, and won it outright in 2019.
    • The Ducks forced double-digit turnovers in both games over the weekend, with Margot Hotham leading the way with four.
Notes and Numbers
  • USC remains at No. 20 in the latest IWLCA poll, and Stanford is receiving votes.
  • USC moved up to No. 29 in the RPI, followed by No. 33 Stanford, No. 53 Colorado, No. 84 Arizona State, No. 90 Oregon and No. 104 California.
  • Colorado and Oregon are both tied 20th nationally in turnovers per game at 12.92.
    • Collectively as a league the Pac-12 ranks second in the country in turnovers per game at 13.62, trailing the ACC who posts a mark of 13.25.
  • Arizona State boasts one of the best clearing percentages in the country, ranking second with a .943. If the Sun Devils finish out the season with this mark, it will be the highest percentage for the program since at least 2018.
  • USC is allowing just 8.31 goals per game, which is the sixth-best in Division I.
    • The Trojans’ strong defensive play is also seen in their ability to force turnovers, which is done at a rate of 11.19 per game, ranking them seventh nationally.
  • Stanford had the 15th-toughest schedule in the country in terms of past opposition winning percentage.
    • The Cardinal has played seven games against ranked opponents this year, five of which were road or neutral site contests.The six opponents of those seven games have a combined record of 69-18 (.793).
  • Colorado’s Rudy moved into second place on the Buffs’ all-time goals list with 179, trailing Darby Kiernan’s 210. Her 2.67 goals-per-game also ranks second behind Kiernan, who averaged 2.76.
  • After gaining intercollegiate status in 1999, Cal is celebrating its 25th season and has posted its most wins since 2019.
2023 Pac-12 Tournament
  • The 2023 Pac-12 Women’s Lacrosse Tournament will take place in Berkeley, California from May 3-6, and the tournament champion will receive the Pac-12’s automatic bid to the 29-team 2023 NCAA Tournament. All five contests of the 2023 Pac-12 Women’s Lacrosse Tournament are slated to be broadcast on Pac-12 Network and the Pac-12 Now app. The five contests are part of 17 Pac-12 Networks will broadcast this season.

Upcoming Schedule (Full Schedule)

 Friday, April 21 Where to Watch Time
Oregon at California Live Stream 3 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. MT
Colorado at RV Stanford Live Stream 4 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. MT
Arizona State at San Diego State YouTube 7 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. MT
Sunday, April 23    
Arizona State vs. UC Davis (in San Diego, Calif.) TBD 12 p.m. PT / 1 p.m. MT
Colorado at California Live Stream 1 p.m. PT / 2 p.m. MT
Oregon at RV Stanford Live Stream 1 p.m. PT / 2 p.m. MT
2023 Pac-12 Women's Lacrosse Players of the Week
  Offensive Player of the Week Defensive Player of the Week
Feb. 14 Maya Lawliss, California Logan Gierke, Oregon
Feb. 21 Ella Heaney, USC Catherine Lord, USC
Feb. 28 Haley Taylor, Oregon Catherine Lord, USC
March 7 Maggie Brown, USC Emma Wightman, USC
March 14 Annabel Frist, Stanford Alexis Niblock, USC
March 21 Charlie Rudy, Colorado Grace Donnelly, Colorado
March 28 Kaylon Buckner, Arizona State Catherine Lord, USC
April 4 Ashley Humphrey, Stanford Kara Rahaim, Stanford
April 11 Annabel Frist, Stanford Emma Wightman, USC
April 18 Charlie Rudy, Colorado Emma Wightman, USC