The University of Oregon women’s lacrosse team opens its 2013-14 campaign with an exhibition against Southern California as part of the Second Annual Seatown Classic in Seattle, Wash. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Issaquah High School Stadium at 1 p.m. The friendly match between the two conference rivals is hosted by the Washington state Chapter of US Lacrosse.
UO comes into the match with a balanced mix of newcomers and veterans with eight freshmen making their Duck debut.
Oregon returns four of its top-five scorers last season losing only Kate Cathell to graduation. UO finished last year 8-9 and 3-5 in league play taking fifth-place and just missed out on the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament.
The Women of Troy wrapped up last season 8-10 overall and 5-3 in conference plays, edging out the Ducks for the fourth and final spot at the MPSF Tournament. USC fell to Denver (17-11) in the semi-finals of the tournament. With a fairly young squad the Trojans return their top-four scorers, three of which scored 40-plus goals.
“This is an excellent opportunity for our team to be tested against an excellent conference opponent,” Beck said. “These competitions prepare us for traveling and incorporating our new freshmen into our system.”
“Our expectations are to build excellence and compete at the highest level. We are shoulder to shoulder with champions at Oregon and strive to do the same in our program.”
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