Oregon Wallops Fresno in MPSF Opener
from press release
EUGENE, Ore. – Bina Barrett continued her hot start to the season with a career-high seven points and four other players recorded multiple points in the Oregon lacrosse team's 18-5 victory over Fresno State at Pape' Field on Friday afternoon.
Barrett netted three goals and dished out four assists, Jess Drummond tallied four goals and Hayley Milner scored three goals of her own to pace the Ducks (1-1, 1-0 Mountain Pacific) to victory. UO also got multiple points from Mo Imel (two goals) and Ashley Inman (one goal, one assist).
"I was impressed with the performance we got from everyone who was called upon to get it done today," head coach Jen Larsen said. "The team was excited to get on the field against another opponent and it showed with how well we started the game."
It took only 20 seconds for the Ducks to get on the board as Barrett found the back of the net to make it 1-0 right out the chute. Milner and Barrett scored the next two goals to make it 3-0 with just under six minutes gone. A goal by Fresno State's Morgan Wolford got the Bulldogs within two, but the Ducks responded by scoring nine unanswered goals to grab a 12-1 lead with less than two minutes to play in the opening stanza and took a 13-2 lead into the break.
The Ducks dominated across the board in the opening 30 minutes, outshooting the Bulldogs, 23-5, winning the turnover battle, 11-2, and holding a 6-2 advantage in ground balls. Individually, Barrett accounted for six UO goals with two of her own and all four of her assists.
With UO up by more than 10 goals, the running clock rule was in effect for the entire second half. Barrett, Drummond and Milner each scored in the first 7:02 of the second half to make it 16-3 and the Ducks used their bench for the rest of the game. With the score 16-5 late, Inman tallied her first goal of the year before Kelsi Anderson scored her first career goal with 16 seconds remaining to cap the scoring.
Oregon outshot Fresno State, 34-10, on the day. FSU turned it over 21 times while UO only had 11 miscues. The Ducks had a 14-7 advantage in groundballs and a 14-11 edge in draw controls.
Oregon returns to the field on Sunday when it hosts Jacksonville. The game is starts at noon.
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