LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Colton Saunders (Jr., Newberg, Ore.) and Cray Rogers (Gr., Newberg, Ore.) both scored five goals to share Player of the Game accolades as No. 11 University of Oregon took care of Illinois State University, 23-4, to finish in a tie for 13th place at the 2013 Men's National Collegiate Club Championship at the University of California-San Diego.
The finish marks the first time the Ducks have finished outside the Top 10 at the National Collegiate Club Championship as the previously placed 10th (2012 - Osborn Aquatic Center; 2011 - Georgia Institute of Technology; 2007 - University of Arizona), ninth (2010 - Southern Utah University), eighth (2005 - Williams College) and sixth (2008 - Ohio University) in its previous trips to the championship.
Oregon put the game away early against the Redbirds as five different players found the back of the cage in the first quarter to claim an 11-1 lead. In the opening barrage, Rogers, Saunders and Aaron Bishow (Sr., Eugene, Ore.) all netted hat-tricks, while Harry Tingler (Sr., Newport Beach, Calif.) and Trevor Harper (So., Newport, Ore.) tacked on single goals to put the game out of reach in the first seven minutes of the contest.
Illinois State was unable to overcome the deficit as the Oregon defense held the Redbirds without a score in the second and third quarters while the Ducks' offense chipped in eight more goals to hold leads of 13-1 by halftime and 19-1 at the conclusion of the third quarter on the way to a 19-goal victory.
For Oregon, Tingler and Bishow netted hat-tricks, while Zach Sipora (Jr., Lake Oswego, Calif.) posted a pair of goals with single scores coming from Mitch O'Donnell (Fr., Canyon, Calif.), Grady Beck (Sr., Salem, Ore.), Harper, Jacob Warkov (Sr., Los Gatos, Calif.) and Gavin Armstrong (Gr., Dublin, Ireland).
In cage, Christian Broom (Jr., Redwood City, Calif.) made a pair of saves to earn the win for the Ducks.
Austin Ihde (So., Wheeling, Ill.), Cody Corradino (Jr., Oak Forest, Ill.), Matt Temple (Sr., Highland Park, Ill.) and Alex Collazo (Fr., Elk Grove, Ill.) each netted goals for Illinois State as the team posted its third 15th place finish in four trips to the National Collegiate Club Championship. In prior appearances at the league championship event, the Redbirds finished 15th in 2011 and 2010 before placing 13th last season.
Ethan Rosengarden (So., Wheeling, Ill.) took the loss for ISU with two saves.
|Illinois State University
|No. 11 University of Oregon
Goals: Colton Saunders (5); Cray Rogers (5); Harry
Tingler (3); Aaron Bishow (3); Zach Sipora (2); Mitch O'Donnell;
Grady Beck; Trevor Harper; Jacob Warkov; Gavin
ISU Goals: Austin Ihde; Cody Corradino; Matt Temple; Alex Collazo
Saves: Oregon - Christian Broom (2) ; ISU - Ethan Rosengarden (2)
Exclusions: Oregon - 8 ; ISU - 4
Advantage Opportunities: Oregon - 4-for-4 ; ISU - 2-for-8
Sprints: Oregon - 4-for-4 ; ISU - 0-for-4
Denaro, Carlos De La Barra
Illinois State University's Curtis Thrun