EUGENE, Ore. – Eighteenth-ranked Oregon scored 11 consecutive goals from 9:30 into the game until five minutes into the second half to defeat the Lions, 17-10, in Columbia's only game of the week.
The Lions opened an early 2-1 lead when Brittany Shannon scored 3:57 and 5:09 into the contest on one unassisted goal and one assisted by Marisa Marcellino. However, the Ducks evened the score 4 minutes, 21 seconds later, and held the Lions scoreless for 33:29 during the 11-0 run. Gabrielle Geronimos ended the stretch with a goal assisted by Holly Glynn to make the score 12-3.
Geronimos' goal sparked a 5-1 run for Columbia to make the score 13-7 with 11:08 on the clock, keyed by two goals from sophomore Frances Callaghan. Oregon, however, answered with consecutive goals at 51:22 and 54:02 to clinch the victory for the Ducks (7-2). Columbia fell to 3-3.
Shannon finished with three goals, and Marcellino had two goals and two assists. Caroline Van den Berg had two ground balls, and Geronimos had two goals and four draw controls.
For Oregon, Ilsa van den Berg scored four times and eight Ducks had goals.
The Lions' next game is Sunday, March 23 at Dartmouth at 2 p.m.