No. 8 Oregon Aims to Recapture the PNCLL Crown

EUGENE, Ore. It's playoff time for Oregon men's lacrosse as the Ducks prepare to play their way toward the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League Division 1 title this weekend in Bend, Oregon. Almost two weeks removed from a regular-season finale victory over the Oregon State Beavers, the Ducks are two wins away from being crowned PNCLL champs for the first time since 2007.

With an overall record of 8-4, the No. 8 nationally ranked Ducks will go in to the PNCLL tournament as a No. 2 seed behind the No. 1 seed Simon Fraser Clan. Oregon's semifinal matchup will be against the No. 3 seed Washington Huskies, who come into the game with a record of 8-6. The Huskies advanced in the quarterfinal stage last weekend after a win against Portland State.

If the Ducks win Saturday, they will go on to face the winner of the game between Oregon State and SFU. With the possibility of the top seeds advancing to the championship game, the Ducks could have a shot at avenging a 13-11 loss to SFU earlier in the season and taking the division crown. SFU won the PNCLL title in 2009 and 2008, while Oregon won the PNCLL title every year from 2005 through 2007.

The Ducks and Huskies will faceoff on Saturday, May 1 at Summit High School in Bend, Ore. at 7:00 p.m. PST. The championship game is scheduled for Sunday, May 2 at 3:00 p.m. PST. All games can be viewed live at www.pncllchamps.com

2010-04-30



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