The Oregon lacrosse team hits the road this weekend to play two traditional East coast powers and top-25 teams. The Ducks will play No. 4 ranked and undefeated North Carolina on Friday and battle No. 17 ranked William & Mary on Sunday. Oregon is 0-4 all-time against the Tar Heels, including 0-3 in Chapel Hill, but will meet the Tribe for the first time.
North Carolina (3-0) has played and beaten Denver, Vanderbilt and Richmond thus far in 2010. The Tar Heels have a balanced offensive attack, with Corey Donohoe, Kristen Taylor and Becky Lynch all have seven or more goals and 10 or more points. Starting goal keeper Logan Ripley has a 6.77 goals against average and 14 saves.
William & Mary has a record of 1-1, with a win over No. 16 ranked Ohio State and loss to No. 5 Duke. The Tribe have had seven different players score goals in their two games, with Molly Wannen's six scores leading the way. Starting goalie Emily Geary has a 15.42 goals against average and has faced 55 shots this season, allowing 30 goals and making 18 saves. Oregon lost 15-7 at No. 9 North Carolina last season. In each of Oregon's four matches will the Tar Heels, UNC has been ranked in the top-10, including No. 1 in 2007.
Oregon has been an offensive juggernaut in its two games in 2010, scoring 22 goals in each game. Oregon has outscored their opponents 44-14 so far, with Alex Breiner's nine goals leading the way. Oregon has matched it's program record of 22 goals scored in a single game in both of it's contests to begin the year.
The Ducks will stream both of their games LIVE on the OZone. Check back on GoDucks.tv at each game's start time.