DELAND, Fla. – Despite six different players scoring multiple goals, the Oregon women’s lacrosse team couldn’t come up with enough defensive stops in a 18-15 loss at Stetson on Sunday to close out its two-game Florida road swing.
Oregon scored the first goal of the game, but the Hatters responded with a 6-1 run and used a 4-1 spurt over the final 10 minutes that proved to be the difference in the game.
The Ducks (1-2) out-shot the Hatters (1-0) 38-30 and owned a 20-15 edge in draw controls, thanks in part to freshman Hanna Hilcoff, who posted team highs of five points, four goals and finished one off the program record with nine draw controls.
Oregon broke the slow start for both teams with a goal by junior Lillian Stump just over six minutes into the first half. It marks the seventh consecutive game that Stump found the back of the net.
After Stetson took the four-goal lead, the Ducks erased scored six of the next eight goals. Four different players scored during the comeback, highlighted by two goals each for Hilcoff and Stump to complete their first-half hat tricks. Stump tallied the equalizer to tie the game at 8-8.
The last five minutes of the first half went Stetson’s way, as the Hatters scored three unanswered goals to take an 11-9 lead at the half.
Oregon fought to within one a few different times in the second half and was able to tie the game at 14-14 with 10:03 remaining. Sophomores Carlie Leach and Shonly Wallace scored to tie the score 14-14 before the Hatters’ final run.
The Ducks are at No. 10 Denver at 11 a.m. on Friday.