Oregon midfielder Marissa Everett (21) hits the ball with her chest in the corner. The Oregon Ducks host the Portland State Vikings at Pape Field on August 12, 2016 in Eugene, Oregon.
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Oregon women’s soccer ties Portland State in season opener

Oregon women’s soccer kicked off its 2016 season with an exhibition game against the Portland State Vikings at home Friday evening, and came away with a 1-1 tie. It seemed as though the Ducks had secured the win with a score of 1-0 until the 85th minute, when Portland State’s Breanne Chilton-Eddy scored …

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The Oregon Ducks womens soccer team played the Washington State Cougars on October 30, 2015 at Papé Field in Eugene, Oregon. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Oregon women’s soccer preview: Ducks looking for their ‘revolution’ in 2016

The Ducks’ 2016 soccer season officially began Friday with a 1-1 draw in an exhibition match against Portland State, and the team is ready to start their “revolution.” This is the nickname — and subsequent hashtag — that they have chosen to use when describing their intent for a comeback season, after finishing the 2015 season …

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Q&A: New Oregon goalkeeper and defense coach Katie Hultin

On Feb. 22, the women’s soccer program announced the hiring of its new goalkeeper and defense coach, Katie Hultin. Hultin was previously the goalkeeper coach for the University of Illinois, where she helped the team’s defense become one of the top in the conference. Before that, the Washington State graduate served as the goalkeeper …

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Oregon women’s soccer has future to look forward to after 2015 season

The Oregon women’s soccer team didn’t end the 2015 season with the results they wanted, but do have a foundation and a changed culture that sets up a bright future for Kat Mertz and Oregon soccer.






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Goalie Halla Hinriksdóttir (1) kicks the ball. The Oregon Ducks womens soccer team played the Washington State Cougars on October 30, 2015 at Papé Field in Eugene, Oregon. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Iceland to Oregon: Halla Hinriskdottir’s journey to Eugene

Halla Hinriksdottir started playing soccer when she was 12 years old. Now, the sophomore is the starting goalkeeper for the Oregon women’s soccer team. She’s journeyed a long way to get to Eugene, not just in her game but also geographically. Hinriksdottir hails from Mosfellsbær, Iceland. During her early career …

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Oregon women’s soccer scores two late goals to shock Beavers, 2-1

In the season finale for both teams, the first 80 minutes were controlled by Oregon State, which took an 1-0 lead in the 29th minute. However, the Ducks scored two goals in the final 10 minutes of regulation to end their season with a win. It seemed to be a …

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The Oregon Women's Soccer team celebrates their victory in overtime against the University of Washington at Papé Field in Eugene, Ore on Nov. 1, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Seniors reflect on their Oregon women’s soccer careers

After a thrilling 1-0 overtime win against Washington on Sunday, the Oregon women’s soccer will close out its season against the Oregon State Beavers on Friday. The game on Sunday was special, not just because the Ducks snapped their seven-game losing streak, but also because it was senior day. Forward Kira Wagoner, midfielder …

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Oregon Ducks Senior Forward Kira Wagoner (13) high fives her teammates before the game against the University of Washington at Pape Field in Eugene, Ore on Nov. 1, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald) Photo credit: Adam Eberhardt
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Seniors reflect on their Oregon women’s soccer careers

After a thrilling 1-0 overtime win against Washington on Sunday, Oregon women’s soccer will close out its season against the Oregon State Beavers on Friday. The game on Sunday was special, not just because the Ducks snapped their seven-game losing streak, but also because it was senior day. Kira Wagoner, …

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Oregon Ducks Defender Kelsey Foo (10) looks to make a pass to Oregon Ducks Defender Kristen Parr (15) as she is put under pressure by Washington Huskies Midfielder Shannon Simon (15). The Oregon Women's Soccer team play the University of Washington at Papé Field in Eugene, Ore on Nov. 1, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Overtime goal snaps losing streak for women’s soccer on senior day

Freshman Marissa Everett scored the deciding goal for the Ducks twenty-five seconds into overtime, as Oregon beat Washington 1-0 on Senior Day to snap its seven-game losing streak. “I was really just happy for the team,” head coach Kat Mertz said after the game at Papé Field. “I feel like …

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Sofia Anker-Kofoed (17) jumps for the ball. The Oregon Ducks womens soccer team played the Washington State Cougars on October 30, 2015 at Papé Field in Eugene, Oregon. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Photos: Oregon Soccer defeated by Washington State

The Oregon Ducks womens soccer team played the Washington State Cougars on October 30, 2015 at Papé Field in Eugene, Oregon. The Ducks lost, 2-1. Their next home game is Sunday at 1pm.

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Players push eachother around for the ball. The Oregon Ducks womens soccer team played the Washington State Cougars on October 30, 2015 at Papé Field in Eugene, Oregon. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Oregon women’s soccer loses 2-1 against WSU after giving up a 30-second counter goal

On Halloween weekend Oregon women’s soccer played host to the Washington State Cougars, falling 2-1 in front of 467 fans after a brief moment of hope early in the second half. After a slow first half that saw the Cougars (12-5, 5-4 Pac-12) take a 1-0 lead, Oregon (4-13, 1-8) …

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The Ducks huddle prior to the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks played the University of Southern California Trojans on October 17, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Oregon women’s soccer drops sixth straight on early penalty kick

A penalty kick from Arizona State’s Cali Farquharson in the 25th minute proved to be the difference as the Ducks dropped their sixth straight game 1-0 in Tempe. The penalty kick was the first allowed by the Ducks all season. Arizona State tested Oregon keeper Halla Hinriksdóttir early. In the …

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Papé Field at dusk. The Oregon Ducks played the University of Southern California Trojans on October 17, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Oregon women’s drops fifth straight on the road

The Oregon women’s soccer team began its final road trip with a match that seemed destined for extra time, but a 88th-minute goal by Arizona’s Haley Silverberg sealed the outcome for the Wildcats as the Ducks fell 1-2 in Tuscon. From the get-go, Arizona worked Oregon goalkeeper Halla Hinriksdóttir, tallying four …

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The Oregon Ducks played the University of Southern California Trojans on October 17, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Photos: Oregon Soccer suffers loss to USC

In a hard fought game versus the USC Trojans at Papé Field, the Ducks fell 4-0. Their next home game is October 30 against the Washington State Cougars.

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An Oregon Duck slide tackles a USC Trojan in the final minutes of play. The Oregon Ducks played the University of Southern California Trojans on October 17, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Strong play from freshman Everett not enough as Ducks fall 4-0

Four different players scored for the Trojans as the Duck lost their fourth straight on a frigid Saturday night at Papé Field in Eugene. The Trojans got off to a fast start, getting on the board before the Ducks had even attempted a shot. A through pass from Morgan Andrews …

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Oregon women’s soccer drops 1-0 to No. 6 Stanford after surviving barrage of shots

Oregon soccer held on for most of the match against No. 6 Stanford, but eventually dropped 1-0 on the road Sunday night. After keeping the game tied at zero through the first, Stanford finally broke through with the only goal of the contest, an Andi Sullivan redirected header to the side …

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Oregon Ducks Midfielder Marlo Sweatman dribbles the ball down field during the game against Colorado on Friday, October 2, 2015 at Papé Field. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald) Photo credit: Adam Eberhardt
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Marlo Sweatman’s hunt for the next trophy

Oregon women’s soccer midfielder Marlo Sweatman has missed just one game in her Oregon career to say goodbye to the one who helped her start it.






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Golden Bears sink Ducks with 3 second half goals

Despite scoring goals in the opening and closing minutes of the game, the Ducks allowed three second half goals and fell 3-2 to the California Golden Bears. The match at Edwards Stadium on Friday afternoon was a back and forth affair for much of the first half. The Ducks struck first in the 11th …

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Oregon Ducks Defender Caitlyn Wong (17) pushes her way past Colorado Buffaloes Forward Brie Hooks (20) as she makes her way down field. The Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes on October 2, 2015 at Papé Field in Eugene, Oregon. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald) Photo credit: Adam Eberhardt
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Caitlyn Wong returns to women’s soccer pitch after two ACL tears

Wong’s strong drive makes for speedy her recovery. She looks to help the Ducks in more ways than one.






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Second half goals sink Oregon women’s soccer in shutout loss to Utah

An aggressive Ducks offense couldn’t find the back of the net on Sunday, as Utah pulled away in the second half for a 2-0 victory. Oregon out-shot the Utes 13-8 with six shots on goal, but was unable to convert on a number of good chances.






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Oregon Ducks Midfielder Marissa Everett (21) tries to hold the ball away from Colorado Buffaloes Midfielder Morgan Stanton (6). The Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes on October 2, 2015 at Papé Field in Eugene, Oregon. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Oregon women’s soccer edges Colorado in home opener

A floating header by freshman Kyra Fawcett in the 74th minute proved to be the difference in the Ducks’ 1-0 win over Colorado on Friday night in their home opener at Pape Field. The win moves Oregon to 4-6-0 on the year and 1-1-0 in Pac-12 play.






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Oregon's mascot Puddles doing 6 push-ups after Oregon's first touchdown in the first quarter.The No. 13 Oregon Ducks face No. 18 Utah in Eugene, Oregon on September 26, 2015. (Kyle Sandler/Emerald)
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Where is home field advantage greatest in Oregon athletics?

Oregon is not only a feared opponent in athletics; its venues are also some of the most formidable to play in. Here’s a look at what home field advantage means for Ducks sports teams: Autzen Stadium Since 2002, the Oregon football team’s average margin of victory has been just over 15 points …

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Members of the University of Oregon's men's rugby club team. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)
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What to know in Oregon fall sports

With the 2015 athletic season underway and seven Oregon teams in action, there’s no shortage when it comes to sports. Although some Oregon fans might think the world is over after the football team’s blowout loss Saturday night, there’s still plenty of optimism to be had regarding other sports. Here’s a breakdown …

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Oregon women’s soccer drop 1-0 against UCLA on the road

Oregon women’s soccer head coach Kat Mertz is no stranger to Westwood. Entering her third season with the Ducks, Mertz is comfortable returning to a place where she worked as an assistant coach for five years. The rest of the Ducks looked pretty comfortable as well, as the team played …

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Pac-12 Analyst and play-by-play announcer JB Long. (Courtesy Pac-12 Networks)
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Pac-12 Analyst JB Long weighs in on Oregon soccer’s matchup with UCLA

Oregon women’s soccer will begin Pac-12 play with a tough road trip. It will be heading down south this Friday to face off against perennial powerhouse UCLA. Though entering the season as the two-time defending conference champions, the Bruins (4-4) haven’t been as dominant of late, struggling to reload after talented graduating class departed. They …

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Oregon women’s soccer celebrates head coach Kat Mertz’s birthday with 1-0 win

Oregon women’s soccer broke through against Portland State in the 81st minute to score the game’s only goal in the teams’ final non-conference match of the season Friday at Papé Field. It also was a nice birthday celebration for Oregon head coach Kat Mertz. “I’ll take a win for a birthday …

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