Ducks lacrosse picks up third straight win, defeats San Diego State 13-6

After clinching a spot in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship tournament with their win over USC 10-8, the Oregon women’s lacrosse team picked up another win in SoCal this weekend, defeating San Diego State 13-6.

In addition to the win, head coach Jen Beck earned her 100th career win as the head coach.

“I don’t think it’s any different than any other win,” Beck told GoDucks.com. “It’s another conference win, but to go 2-0 on the road is really nice. It’s been an honor to be the only coach here at Oregon and to have coached the women that have come through here. It’s a testament to their hard work and to all the coaches.”

The Ducks got off to head start against the Aztecs scoring four straight goals, taking the early lead.

Casey Brogan was first to score for Oregon, followed by goals from Nikki Puszcz, Olivia Pyne and Devon Frazer.

San Diego State was then able to answer back by scoring three straight goals, giving Oregon just a one goal lead with about 14 minutes left in the first half.

Shannon Propst then scored for Oregon with just over 10 minutes left, but Meris Walsh of San Diego State brought Oregon’s lead to just one goal with about five minutes left in the first half.

However, with just under a minute left in the half, Frazer found the back of the net once again to give the Ducks a 6-4 lead at halftime.

The Ducks were able to gain a lead due to the effort of freshman Bella Pyne who scored three straight goals to open up the second half.

The Aztecs answered back with two back-to-back goals from Walsh, but Oregon scored four goals before the time was up to earn their third straight victory.

Leading the Ducks in scoring was Bella Pyne with four goals, while her older sister Olivia tallied three goals.

Goalie Caroline Federighi had six saves and the Ducks outshoot San Diego State 20-14.

Up next for the Ducks is a big game against Denver, who boasts an undefeated record in conference. Oregon will take on Denver 5 p.m. on Friday at Papé Field.

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