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    March 22, 2016

    GAME #8
    No. 8 USC (7-0) vs. Dartmouth (4-2)
    McAlister Field • Los Angeles, Calif.
    Wednesday, March 23 • 2 p.m. PT
    Series History: USC leads, 1-0
    Last Meeting: W, 9-7 (Mar. 28, 2015 • Hanover, N.H.)
    TV: Pac-12 LA/Net (Christian Miles & Julianne Viani)
    Opponent Web: www.DartmouthSports.com

    GAME #9
    No. 8 USC (7-0, 2-0) vs. Oregon (6-2, 1-0)
    McAlister Field • Los Angeles, Calif.
    Sunday, March 27 • 12 p.m. PT
    Series History: Tied, 2-2
    Last Meeting: W, 13-11 (Apr. 3, 2015 • Eugene, Ore.)
    TV: Pac-12 LA/Ore/Net (Christian Miles & Kara Lentz)
    Opponent Web: www.GoDucks.com

    CROSSExamination

    • At 7-0, the Trojans are off to the program's best start in four seasons. USC started each of the previous three seasons 0-2.
    • USC's seven-game winning streak matches the longest in program history, previously set in 2015.
    • USC is ranked a program-high No. 8 in the IWLCA poll. Neither Dartmouth nor Oregon are ranked.
    • The Trojans are 2-0 in MPSF games for the fourth time in as many seasons.
    • USC has won 11 straight games at McAlister Field and is 19-8 all-time there.
    • In seven completed games, the Trojans have trailed their opponent for a grand total of four minutes. Michigan held a 1-0 lead for the first four minutes of the game on March 4 at McAlister Field.
    • USC is out-scoring its opponents, 112-33, for an average margin of victory of 11.29 goals per game.
    • The Trojans hold their opponents to a paltry 50-for-93 (.538) clearance rate.
    • 4th-year head coach Lindsey Munday is 38-25 (.603) overall.
    • Four different Trojans have won MPSF Player of the Week this season: Michaela Michael twice (O), Kylie Drexel (O), Lydia Sutton (D), and Courtney Tarleton (D).

    LOS ANGELES -- The eighth-ranked USC lacrosse team (7-0, 2-0 MPSF) returns to McAlister Field for games against Dartmouth (4-2) on Wednesday, March 23, and MPSF foe Oregon (6-2, 1-0) on Easter Sunday, March 27. The Women of Troy and the Big Green will meet at 2 p.m. PT while the Trojans and the Ducks will face off in a noon PT game. Both matchups will be broadcast live by the Pac-12 Networks.

    THE LAST MEETING
    USC9
    Dartmouth7
    March 28, 2015
    Hanover, N.H.
    Trojan Lacrosse Grinds Out 9-7 Win Over Big Green
    Behind a hat trick by sophomore attacker Michaela Michael, the USC women's lacrosse team (7-2) earned a hard-fought 9-7 victory over Dartmouth (0-8) at Scully-Fahey Field on Saturday, March 28. The win extended the Trojans' program-best winning streak to seven games.

    THE LAST MEETING
    USC13
    Oregon11
    April 3, 2015
    Eugene, Ore.
    USC Lacrosse Grounds Ducks in 13-11 Road Victory
    The USC women's lacrosse team (8-3, 4-0 MPSF) held off a comeback bid by the Ducks to defeat Oregon (8-4, 2-2) at Papé Field on Friday, April 3. The Women of Troy remained undefeated in conference games thanks to four goals each from sophomore attackers Michaela Michael and Cynthia Del Core.

    The Women of Troy hold the program's highest ranking at No. 8 and are off to the best start in their four-year history. With seven straight wins, USC has also matched its longest winning streak, previously set in 2015. The Trojans have become a force to be reckoned with on short order and are a tough challenge at home where USC is 19-8 all-time with an 11-game winning streak on McAlister Field.