In their first ever matchup in the newly formed PAC-12, the Oregon Ducks used an early offensive onslaught and late defensive stops to defeat California 12-7 on Friday night at Pape Field. Lexi Biller gave the Ducks the initial push they needed by controlling each of the first four draws, which turned into four goals in the first four possessions. California would answer back with two goals of their own to make it 4-2 before finding themselves trailing 7-4 at the half, but the Ducks’ second half effort on defense closed the door. The Golden Bears pulled within two with the score at 8-6 for several minutes, before Oregon added three straight goals to fully separate themselves. Brittany Read’s 11 saves in goal were essential as the Ducks now take a 3-1 overall record, and a 1-0 mark in PAC-12 play into Sunday’s matchup with the high powered offense of Stanford. Listen below to a full story on tonight’s game.
Oregon Opens Inaugural PAC-12 Season with Complete Victory
Head Coach Katrina Dowd with Attackers Cambi Cukar and Shannon Williams