Women's Lacrosse Player Repeatedly Bashes Her Opponent In The Head With Her Stick [Update]

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An Oregon Ducks women’s lacrosse player was caught on video smacking her opponent in the head with her stick three separate times during the team’s game against Detroit Mercy on Feb. 21.

Judging from the No. 5 on the uniform, the player using her stick as a weapon appears to be Oregon defender Jackie Moccia. The video shows normal game footage, and zoomed-in clips of the hits:

Lacrosse Player Gets Smacked in the Face 3 Times!!!.mp4

Those are some calculated tactics.

Update (7:13 p.m.): Detroit Mercy head coach Laura Maness said that the Titans player being hit was Lexie Kinmond. She had this to say about Moccia and Oregon:

The refs missed all of these cheap shots as they happened off ball, but early in the game she was issued a yellow card for another hard foul. Her behavior escalated throughout the game. Oregon athletic department, the Mountain Pacific Sports Conference, and the Officiating assignor have all had access to the video footage afterwards as we wanted to bring them in the loop of what had happened, and we were seeking discipline action to be taken. At no point did anyone involve ask me about the well being of my student athlete. When she got off with a 1 game suspension for what was 3 separate ejectable offenses we decided it would be best to share the video on social media to bring to light the importance of safe play, and to try to preserve the integrity of the game that we love.


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