EUGENE, Ore. – Coming off a terrific weekend that saw the Ducks secure a pair of one-goal victories at California and Fresno State, the Oregon women’s lacrosse team returns home this week for the first of two home games to close out the 2021 regular-season schedule.
Oregon will host UC Davis in its final nonconference game of the year on Saturday at Papé Field before wrapping up Pac-12 Conference play next Friday (April 23) in Eugene against Colorado. The Ducks are looking to avenge a loss at UC Davis from earlier this season.
Matchup: Oregon (3-8) at UC Davis (8-4)
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Eugene, Ore.
Venue: Papé Field
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. PT
Live Stream: https://pac-12.com/live/university-oregon-3
Live Stats: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=349242
Did You Know?
Sophomore Hanna Hilcoff is the only player in the Pac-12 and one of only 10 in the nation with at least 30 goals (32) and at least 45 draw controls (48). Hilcoff is the only non-senior of that group, and her 32 goals rank fourth nationally among underclassmen.
Numbers to Know
8 – Lillian Stump has scored multiple goals in 8 straight games, with four hat tricks during that stretch.
32 – Hanna Hilcoff ranks third in the Pac-12 this season with 32 goals, including four performances of four goals or better.
55 – Hanna Hilcoff (32) and Lillian Stump (23) have combined to score 55 of Oregon’s 105 total goals this season (52.4%).
111 – Alle Dunbar is No. 2 in the Pac-12 and tied for No. 9 in the NCAA with 111 saves, currently good for No. 9 in UO single-season history.
Series History vs. UC Davis
Oregon holds a 14-6 advantage over UC Davis, with the Aggies riding a three-game winning streak. The Ducks had won 14 of 15 prior to UC Davis’ current streak. The Aggies have won the last two meetings in Eugene, including a 14-8 decision on March 1, 2020.
Oregon Outlasts Fresno State For Weekend Sweep
The Ducks finished off a weekend sweep on their final road trip of the regular season with a 13-12 win at Fresno State on Sunday. Oregon never trailed in the game, answering every rally by the Bulldogs for a second straight one-goal victory. Oregon was led by four players with multiple goals, including four from Hanna Hilcoff and three by Lillian Stump. Nakeeya McCardell and Morgan McCarthy each continued their strong freshmen seasons with two goals apiece, and McCardell added six ground balls. Senior Alle Dunbar put together another solid performance in net, tallying 12 saves for her sixth double-digit save performance of the season.
Ducks Hang On In Berkeley, Complete Season Sweep of Cal
The Ducks completed a regular-season sweep of California last Friday in Berkeley, building a six-goal lead early in the second half before surviving a comeback attempt by the Golden Bears to escape with a 9-8 victory. Seven different players scored for the Ducks, with Katie Collins and Lillian Stump each finding the back of the net twice. Eight goals is the fewest Oregon has allowed all season, and the Ducks recorded 12 caused turnovers while holding the advantage on total shots (25-20) for the first time this season. The victory came just shy of three weeks after Oregon picked up a 14-9 victory over Cal in Eugene, fueled by five goals from sophomore sensation Hanna Hilcoff. The Ducks have now won three straight vs. Cal and are 12-3 against the Golden Bears since the start of the 2011 season.
Hilcoff Continues Torrid Start To Career
Hanna Hilcoff made an immediate impact for the Ducks last season as a freshman, and the Jupiter, Fla., native has picked up right where she left off through the first 11 games of her sophomore season. Hilcoff ranks third in the Pac-12 with 32 goals and fifth with 48 draw controls, and she is the only player in the conference and one of only 10 in the nation with at least 30 goals and at least 45 draw controls. Hilcoff has scored multiple goals in nine of 11 games this season and 15 of 18 to open her collegiate career after leading Oregon with four at Fresno State, and she had a season-high six scores on March 22 against No. 17 Stanford. Hilcoff had five draw controls in addition to her four goals in Fresno, her fifth game in the last seven contests with at least five. Last season, Hilcoff was one of only three freshmen in the nation with at least 20 goals (22) and 40 draw controls (44) while ranking second in the Pac-12 in both categories.
Stump Enjoying Senior Surge
Senior attacker Lillian Stump has quietly put together a terrific final season for the Ducks, racking up 23 goals and a team-high eight assists to rank second on the team with 31 total points, just two behind Hanna Hilcoff. Stump recorded her fourth hat trick of the season and 10th of her career with three goals on Sunday at Fresno State, her eighth consecutive multi-goal performance and ninth of the season. Stump has also recorded at least one assist in six of the last seven games, with a pair of multi-assist showings. Stump enters her final two regular-season games as a Duck with 71 career goals, and her 23 this season are just four shy of her career-high of 27 from the 2019 season.
Dunbar Racking Up The Saves
Senior goalkeeper Alle Dunbar has been racking up saves as a senior, ranking second in the Pac-12 and tied for ninth in the nation with 111 through 11 games. Dunbar entered 2021 with a career-high of 12 saves, and she has tied or bested that mark five times already this season, headlined by a career-high 15-save performance on March 28 at USC. Dunbar has six double-digit save showings in 11 games, and she ranks 15th in the country with 10.09 saves per game. Dating back to the 2020 finale vs. Fresno State (12 saves), Dunbar has recorded 123 total saves in her last 12 games.