The University of Oregon women’s lacrosse team fell to No. 9 North Carolina, 15-7, on Friday at Fetzer Field.
Jenn Russell had four goals and an assist for Carolina, which improves to 5-0 all-time against the Ducks.Oregon (1-2) with two goals in the loss.Carolina followed with two more quick goals by Russell (unassisted at 27:10) and Megan Bosica with 25:43 left in the half.
Freshman Becky Lynch scored with 23:02 to go to make it 4-0 before Chelsea Parks scored to make it 5-0 and force a UO timeout less than midway through the first half.Oregon responded with an unassisted goal by Alicia Burkhart at 14:39, cutting the lead to 5-1, but Russell’s second goal just 28 seconds later gave momentum back to the home team.
Carolina, but the Tar Heels ended the period on a 4-1 run to take a commanding 10=3 lead at the break.9 a.m. PT) at Stony Brook (0-2).
Alicia Burkhart led UNC (2-0) wasted little time taking control of the game, scoring at the 28:57 mark on a Corey Donohoe shot.
The two sides played closer in the second half, but the early hole proved too deep for the Ducks to dig out of.
The Ducks will wrap up their first road trip of the season on Sunday (
QUACK TRACKS: Oregon was without JR M Sarah MacDonald for the first time this season … MacDonald was injured in UO’s win over UC Davis on Feb. 14 and will likely be out of action for the next few weeks … Both of Oregon’s losses in ’09 have come to top 20 opponents … The Ducks’ next home game is Friday, March 6 vs. MPSF foe Fresno State on Pape’ Field (7 p.m.).