After starting out the season with two wins on a road trip Florida, the Oregon women’s lacrosse team (2-1) picked up their first loss of the season, as the Temple Owls (2-2) defeated the Ducks 10-8.
Oregon was first to get on the board, with a goal from Shannon Propst just 49 seconds into the game.
Temple was able to strike back with Jaymie Tablor scoring three straight goals for the Owls.
The Ducks eventually found the back of the net again due to a goal by Courtney Valdez, assisted by Carly O’Connell, her second of the game.
Valdez would go on to score four goals total in the game, a team-high so far for Oregon this season.
A goal with one second left in the first half by Kathryn Skahan gave Temple a 5-4 edge at halftime.
Valdez scored for the Ducks at the start of the second half, tying the game up at 5-5.
Once again, the Owls were able to take control and tallied four straight goals to bring the score to 9-5 with just over six minutes left in the game.
The Ducks showed some fight as they picked up three goal in the final three minutes, but it wasn’t enough as Kristie Conner of Temple tacked on one more goal with 24 seconds left to bring the score to 10-8.
Goalie Caroline Federighi had nine saves for the match.
The Ducks had a total of 33 fouls for the game compared to Temple’s 15.
The Owls also controlled the draw control 12-7.
Oregon will conclude their road trip on the east coast on Monday when they face Robert Morris in Moon Township, Pa. The opening draw is set for 9 a.m.