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Women's Lacrosse Suffers First Loss

March 4, 2006

Eugene, OR - The Saint Mary's women's lacrosse team suffered their first loss of the season on Friday night, falling to Oregon 22-8 at Pape Field in Eugene, OR. The Gaels fall to 2-1 on the season after the loss and 1-1 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play.

Ten different Ducks had goals on the night, with sophomores Jenny Browne adding four goals and Lindsey Killian contributing three. Redshirt freshman Alison Leiner, sophomore Jana Bradley, and sophomore Kate Fleming added two goals a piece.

Leiner, an Ocean City, Maryland native added six assists to lead the Ducks, who had 15 assists on their 22 goals. Eight different Ducks had at least one assist on the evening.

The Ducks opened the game with seven straight goals, including three from van den Berg, and would never look back, invoking the mercy rule halfway through the second half.

Alison Poponyak and Allison O'Brien split time in goal for the Ducks, combining for seven saves in the game.

There were four yellow cards handed out, two to each team in a game that was scrappy and physical at times.

Saint Mary's returns to action on Sunday, March 12 when it faces Stanford at 1 p.m. at Stanford.