March 13, 2014
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EUGENE, Ore. – The University of Connecticut women’s lacrosse team looks for its first road win of the season when it faces Oregon on Friday at 7 p.m. ET at Pape Field.
UConn (2-4) edged James Madison, 14-13, on Sunday in double-overtime to snap a three-game losing streak and improve its record to 2-2 at home this year. Senior midfielder Lauren Kahn (Nanuet, N.Y.) netted the game-winning goal 23 seconds into the second overtime period to lift the Huskies past the Dukes, who came into the game with two wins over ranked teams. Kahn leads Connecticut with 23 points on 13 goals and 10 assists in 2014, while sophomore midfielder Katherine Finkelston (Leonardtown, Md.) is second with 16 points. Finkelston scored four goals in Sunday’s win over JMU to lead all scorers.
The Huskies received votes in this week’s Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), and Kahn was named to the Big East Honor Roll Tuesday for her efforts in UConn’s win over JMU. She finished the contest with three goals, four assists, six ground balls and five draw controls to go along with four caused turnovers.
Connecticut defeated Oregon, 16-14, in overtime last season in the teams’ only ever meeting. Sophomore attacker Carly Palmucci (Herndon, Va.) scored a team-high four goals to pace the Huskies, while senior midfielder Kacey Pippitt (New Canaan, Conn.) added three scores. The Ducks (2-2) fell to Robert Morris, 15-14, in overtime on March 2nd despite a game-high four goals from Oregon senior attacker Shannon Propst. Propst leads the Ducks with 26 points (12 goals and 14 assists), and senior goalkeeper Caroline Federrighi has started in net in all four games for Oregon, allowing 7.89 goals a game.
Oregon head coach Jen Beck is in her tenth season with the Ducks, who hold a 90-73 record during her tenure. She is the only head coach in the history of the program, and in 2012 she led Oregon to its first ever Mountain Pacific Sports Federation regular season title.