April 13, 2012

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Drummond Becomes Ducks' Career Goal Leader

from press release

STANFORD, Calif. - The reigning Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week Jana Drummond added more excitement to her week as she scored a match-high four goals en route to breaking the Oregon goals record in the Ducks' 13-7 win over Stanford on Friday at Cagan Stadium.

Drummond passed up Ilsa van den Berg (2006-09), who previously held the mark with 139 career goals.

With the victory, the Ducks have defeated the Cardinal for only the second time in program history. The other win came on Feb. 10, 2007 in Eugene with UO coming out on top, 10-6.

The Ducks (10-4, 5-0 MPSF) started off the match taking a 4-0 lead after sophomore Hayley Milner, senior Jess Drummond, senior Kristina Barrett and Ja. Drummond scored goals 10 minutes into play.

After sophomore Shannon Propst turned the ball over, the Cardinal (3-9, 1-2 MPSF) was able to come down to their end of the field to setup and allow Catherine Swanson to get Stanford on the board at the 17:06 mark, bringing the match to 4-1.

Hannah Farr and Kyle Fraser then tallied back-to-back goals for Stanford to put the Cardinal right back into the match, 4-3.

But after Ja. Drummond earned the draw control on the next possession, she used exactly 11 seconds to race down the field and scored another goal for Oregon. Senior Lara Bennett was able to secure the next draw control and sophomore Nikki Puszcz found Propst to move the match to a 6-3 advantage for the Ducks with 9:46 left in the first stanza.

Oregon recorded two of the last three goals scored in the half to bring an 8-4 lead into intermission.

Farr and Rachel Hinds brought the Cardinal back within two goals of UO to open up the second half, but Ja. Drummond, Propst and junior Kate Cathell countered back with Oregon goals to give the Ducks an 11-6 cushion.

Anna Kim got one of the goals back on the next trip down field on a free possession shot after sophomore Erika McCool earned a yellow card for her foul on Kim, but it was not enough as sophomore Sami Kiser and Ja. Drummond were able put back the last two Duck goals to give Oregon the victory over Stanford.

In addition to Ja. Drummond's record-setting four goals, Kiser recorded a career-high three goals and Propst added two. Barrett tallied three assists and freshman Olivia Pyne assisted with two goals.

In goal, sophomore Caroline Federighi (10-3) earned her 10th win of the season with 10 saves, while only allowing the seven goals. Federighi also collected five groundballs for only the second time in her career. Lyndsey Munoz took the loss with seven saves.

Senior Colleen Taggart also scooped up five groundballs while Ja. Drummond added six draw controls.

The Cardinal was led by two goals apiece from Kim and Farr.

Oregon puts its five-match winning streak to the test at Saint Mary's on Sunday at noon.


MATCH NOTES:

Jana Drummond is now Oregon's all-time goals leader with 140...Kristina Barrett now has 69 assists, only six away from tying Theresa Waldron for the all-time mark...Casey Brogan scooped up her first groundball of her UO career...Caroline Federighi picked up five groundballs for only the second time in her career...Sami Kiser recorded a career-high three goals and four points...Olivia Pyne tallied a career-high two assists...Colleen Taggart picked up a season-high five groundballs for only the second time in her career...Oregon has held an opponent to one assist for the seventh time this season...With nine assists on Friday, that is the second highest total the Ducks have dished off this season.


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