DAVIS, Calif. - The Oregon lacrosse team stayed on the plus side of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation with a 14-6 victory at UC Davis on Sunday powered by Alex Breiner's and Jana Drummond's four goals each. The Ducks improved to 7-9 (3-2 MPSF) while UC Davis - which was one spot ahead of the Ducks in the MPSF standings coming into the contest - fell to 9-4 (2-2 MPSF).
UC Davis scored the first goal of the game less than one minute in but Oregon rebounded quickly, netting five of the next six goals and took a 9-3 lead at halftime. It was more of the same in the second period as Drummond scored three of her four goals after the break to lead the Ducks to the 14-6 victory.
Drummond and Breiner did most of the damage on offense - combining for eight goals on just 11 shots - but Kelly Jablonski also added three goals and Anna Swicklik had a pair of scores. In the net freshman keeper Salliebeth Finnegan made six saves while surrendering just six goals. It tied with her efforts at Fresno State and Jacksonville as her lowest amount of goals allowed in a game this season.
UC Davis was paced by Gina Hoffmire's three goals and Alyssa Cranska made eight saves while allowing all 14 goals in the net.
In team stats the Ducks had the edge in shots (30-18), ground balls (18-12), draw controls (12-10), free position goals (5-1), fouls (13-19) and turnovers (16-18). UC Davis had the advantage in clears (13-12) and saves (8-6).
Oregon has just one game left in the 2010 regular season as the Ducks host MPSF-leading Denver at noon on Saturday, April 24 for Senior Day. There are five seniors on the current Oregon squad and the careers of Sarah MacDonald, Erin Chisnell, Sam DeBow, Celeste Mayer and Kaitlyn Pasko will be celebrated before the start of the game. If fans wear their 2009-10 yellow "Go 'O' or Go Home" t-shirts to Pape' Field, admission will only be $2.