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Oregon women’s soccer: Ducks bring in 10 on signing day

The Oregon women’s soccer team was able to sign 10 players to National Letters of Intent, coach Kat Mertz announced Wednesday. Bayley Bruner, Sofia Chambers, Marissa Everett, Kyra Fawcett, Taylor Kuroda, Malika Markham, Brianne Parsons, Grace Sponaugle, Sydney Van Steenberge and Hannah Wilson will all join the program this fall. …

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Manny Martin's journey, from Portugal to the Oregon soccer team

Before every game, there is a moment when Oregon women’s soccer assistant coach Emanuel Martins fights back tears. It’s when everyone stands, puts their hands on their hearts and sings “The Star Spangled Banner.” That’s when the memories flood in. He remembers playing soccer in the streets of Lisbon, Portugal, living …

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Oregon soccer’s Kelsey Foo and Lilly Archer find a creative escape

For Kelsey Foo and Lilly Archer life is often eat, sleep and breathe soccer. From practice to weightlifting and games, both Foo and Archer sometimes find time to sneak away from the turf to pursue another passion: art. “I have always been artsy. Being able to be creative in my …

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Q&A: Oregon women soccer’s Kristen Parr after Sunday’s loss to Colorado

On Sunday, Oregon women’s soccer fell to 6-5-2 after their 2-1 loss to Colorado. The Ducks got on the board early, with Kristen Parr tallying her second goal of the season in the seventh minute. It was the second goal of the season for the junior from Bend, Oregon, who has led the Ducks …

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Oregon women’s soccer: Ducks lose 2-1 to Colorado on late goal

After taking an early lead Oregon women’s soccer couldn’t find a way to hold on, losing 2-1 against Colorado Sunday afternoon at Papé Field. “Pac-12 points are hard to come by,” Oregon coach Kat Mertz said. “You are always fighting for a point here or there, so to see it …

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Oregon soccer’s defense believes their unity to be the key to success this season

If you were to ask the defensive crew of Oregon’s soccer team to describe themselves, they would use one word: Ruthless. “We say ruthless because you got to be, as a defender you got to love to kick people,” senior Reilley Moore said. “You have to want to run through …

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Kat Mertz named new Oregon women's soccer coach

Kat Mertz, women’s soccer head coach at Saint Louis University, has accepted the same position at the University of Oregon, according to both schools’ athletic departments. Mertz, who led the Billikens to a 5-9-4 record last year in her only season in Saint Louis, previously coached UNLV for five seasons …

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Tara Erickson's departure comes as no surprise to some

Tara Erickson, Oregon soccer’s all-time winningest coach, did not have her contract renewed by the University after what ended up being a disappointing season. In 2006, after the Ducks got off to a 6-1-2 record, Erickson was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year. However, in that season, just as in …

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Tara Erickson out as Oregon women's soccer coach

Oregon’s all-time winningest soccer coach has coached her last for the Ducks. Oregon will not renew the contract of head coach Tara Erickson, athletic director Rob Mullens announced Sunday. Erickson has been the Ducks’ coach since 2005 and was the Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 2006, but the Ducks …

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Oregon soccer earns Civil War win for seniors in season finale

Oregon soccer took on the Oregon State Beavers in their final match of the season Friday, coming up with a 2-0 win for a final record of 8-10-2 overall — 3-7-1 in the conference. OSU finished 11-6-3 overall, 3-5-2 in conference play. The Ducks took to the rainy Papé Field …

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