Mission’s Shonly Wallace celebrates a goal during the Oregon Ducks big win on Saturday. (Oregon Ducks photo)

Mission’s Shonly Wallace debuts big with Ducks

Mission lacrosse product named Pac-12 offensive player of the week

Mission’s Shonly Wallace made an instant impact in her first game with the University of Oregon Ducks lacrosse team over the weekend.

Wallace scored five goals and added two assists to help lead the Ducks to a 20-12 win over Liberty University on Saturday.

The seven points she recorded were the most points ever by a Pac-12 player during the opening weekend and tied for the second most in a season opener in the history of the Ducks lacrosse program.

Wallace scored three goals and added an assist in the first 30 minutes of the game, including two goals in the game’s first 10 minutes.

The Mission Lacrosse Club product was named the Pac-12 offensive player of the week for her efforts.

Wallace spent last season at Stony Brook University in New York, scoring one goal in six appearances.

She was also a key part of a Team Canada squad that earned silver at the 2019 U19 World Championships. She scored 13 goals and added four assists at that event.

Wallace and the Ducks head to Florida this weekend with games against Jacksonville on Friday and Stetson University on Sunday.

The team then travels to Denver on Feb. 21 before returning home on March 1.

In other local lacrosse news, Mission finished off of the podium at the Youth Field Lacrosse Provincial Championships in Nanaimo last weekend.

Mission opened with a 10-5 win over New Westminster 2 on Friday afternoon but then fell 11-1 to Delta later that day. Mission then lost 8-5 to Pac Rim to eliminate the club from the playoff round.

Mission’s Keihin Balachsan earned a Warrior Fair Play award for his efforts in the games.


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