After a successful weekend sweep of their opponents in the Bay Area, the Oregon Ducks return home for a pair of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation matches. Oregon will play host to the 12th-ranked Stanford Cardinal at 5 p.m. (PT) on Friday, April 11, at Papé Field in another Pac-12 Networks televised match. UO will then wrap up its short two-game homestand with UC Davis at 1 p.m. (PT) on Sunday, April 13.
Heading into this weekend’s matchup, the Ducks are third in the conference behind Denver and USC who are both 5-0. The Ducks, Pioneers and Trojans are the only three teams unbeaten in MPSF play.
Oregon is riding a three-game winning streak heading into Friday’s showdown with the Cardinal. In those three games, UO has outscored its opponents 45-19 and have outscored its opponents 53-17 in conference play.
The Ducks have also enjoyed playing in the confines of Papé Field, outscoring their opponents 49-16. UO has netted 32 goals in the first half compared to its opponent’s five goals. However, the Ducks have only outscored their foes in the second half 17-11.
FEDERIGHI NAMED DEFENSIVE POW
After going 2-0 on the road against Cal and St. Mary’s, Caroline Federighi was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation’s Defensive Player of the Week. Federighi joins Propst as the only other player to earn the honor for UO this season.
The Pleasanton, Calif., native posted a 6.66 goals against average during the two-game stretch, tallying seven saves in 99:03 minutes of action between the pipes and allowed just 11 saves.
Federighi also helped herself on the defensive end, scooping up six groundballs (three each game) and caused a pair of turnovers against the Gaels.
This is the second player of the week honor for Federighi. She earned her first accolade last season on April 22.
THE CARDINAL RULE
The Oregon Ducks will be back in the limelight on Friday, April 11, at Papé Field when they take on No. 12 Stanford in a Pac-12 Networks televised match at 5 p.m. (PT). The Cardinal leads the all-time series, 9-3, with Stanford winning the last meeting, 15-8, at Stanford.
Stanford took down three ranked teams this season, all on the road. The Cardinal first defeated No. 11 Towson (8-7) in overtime, No. 14 Georgetown (11-10) in double overtime two days later and then took down No. 6 Notre Dame (11-10) later in the same month.
The Cardinal were riding a six-match winning streak until they fell to unranked Denver in conference play last week, 13-12. Stanford however rebounded two days later with a 13-5 victory over Colorado at home.
Stanford boasts a roster with six players with 14-plus goals on the season and is led by Hannah Farr who has netted 20 goals this season to go along with her 22 ground balls and 21 draw controls. Rachel Ozer is second on the team with 18 goals but leads the team in total points with 27 thanks to her nine assists.
Lyndsey Munoz captains the Cardinal defense as the starting goalkeeper. The senior has tallied 55 saves on the year in 608:25 minutes of action, allowing 92 goals on the year with a 9.07 goals against average.
SCOUTING THE AGGIES
The Ducks are set to entertain the Aggies of UC Davis at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at Papé Field to close out their two-game homestand before hitting the road. UC Davis comes into Sunday’s matchup with a 6-6 overall record and a 1-4 mark in conference play.
The Aggies enjoyed a hot start to the season going 5-0 before dropping six of their last seven games, including an 0-4 record in conference play during that stretch.
Elizabeth Landry leads UCD with 33 goals, 12 assist for 45 points and also leads the team with 49 draw controls. Melissa Kellan (22g, 4a) Carly Voris (20g, 1a, 27gb, 26dc, 13ct), Ellie Delich (15g, 6a, 15gb, 14dc) and Mary Doyle (10g, 2a, 27gb, 31dc, 17ct) rounds out the top five scorers for the Aggies.
Kai Murphy has started 10-of-11 matches for UC Davis, accumulating 63 saves with an 8.55 goals against average and posts a 6-3 mark while playing 477:08 minutes in between the pipes. Jordan Maika has played in seven games for UCD, starting in two, allowing 45 goals in 229:27 of action while collecting 22 saves.