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Oregon soccer: Manny Martins promoted from assistant to associate head coach

Oregon soccer assistant coach Manny Martins has been promoted to associate head coach of the program. The announcement came Wednesday from head coach Kat Mertz in a news release. This past season, the Ducks finished 8-10-2. It was Martins’ third year with the program. It was the program’s best season …

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Ducks soccer fell short of a ‘revolution’ in 2016

“Revolution.” It was Oregon soccer’s theme in 2016. Its players, coaching staff and fans, however, will have to wait until next season to see if the Ducks can become a threat in the Pac-12 and NCAA. Oregon’s 1-0 loss on Friday to Oregon State was the finishing touch to a …

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Oregon women’s soccer falls to Oregon State as postseason hopes come to an end

It began as one of the best starts in program history but ended in a culmination of missed opportunities and costly mistakes that led to a season-ending defeat. The Oregon women’s soccer team fell 1-0 to the Oregon State Beavers in front of a season-high home crowd of 736 on …

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Ducks draw with Washington State in overtime

**Correction: A previous version of this article stated Oregon was eliminated from postseason contention, when in fact the Ducks can still clinch a postseason berth with a win over Oregon State in their final game.** The Oregon women’s soccer team hadn’t had to enter overtime since they last played Hawaii in August. …

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Oregon falls to Washington, finds itself on postseason bubble

**Correction: A previous version of this article stated Oregon must win its final two games to qualify for the postseason, when in fact the Ducks can still clinch a postseason berth with a win and a tie in their final two games.** The Ducks dropped a critical game to the …

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Oregon standouts Maryn Beutler and Caitlyn Wong named Pac-12 players of the week

Oregon Soccer’s weekend sweep of Arizona and Arizona State resulted in individual accolades for two of its main contributors. On Tuesday, the Pac-12 recognized Maryn Beutler and Caitlyn Wong as the conferences players of the week, alongside USC goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme. Beutler made her impact felt on the offensive end. …

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Oregon soccer starts strong and defeats ASU for second straight victory

Consecutive shutouts have given back Oregon’s soccer team’s confidence. On Sunday afternoon at Papé Field, the Ducks (8-8-1, 2-6 Pac-12) came away with a 4-0 victory against Arizona State (6-9-2, 1-6-1), giving Oregon its second straight win in Pac-12 play after going winless through the first half of conference play. “It …

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Ducks soccer scores first win in Pac-12 play against Arizona

Oregon women’s soccer on Thursday snapped its seven-game losing streak with a 1-0 win over Arizona at Papé field. The win the Ducks’ first victory since beginning Pac-12 play. Oregon now has a 7-8-1 record. Redshirt senior Maryn Beutler scored the lone goal in the 31st minute of the match, unassisted. This was Beutler’s second …

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Ducks soccer navigating tricky Pac-12 stretch with five games left

Through the first half of Pac-12 play, perhaps nobody know the strength of the conference like the Oregon’s women’s soccer team. After an encouraging 6-3-1 start in nonconference play to begin the season, Oregon has lost each of its first six games in Pac-12 play. Perched at the bottom of conference standings, the …

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Kyra Fawcett is a bright spot in Oregon soccer’s up-and-down season

Ever since Kyra Fawcett has been on the Oregon soccer team, she’s led with her uncanny ability to score. That was the case when she was a freshman, and now as a sophomore, she’s not showing any signs of slowing down. “She’s making an impact right away, fighting for every …

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Cal hands Oregon soccer its seventh straight loss

After the Golden Bears scored their first goal via a penalty kick in the 20th minute, they were unstoppable. California, which ranks No. 10 in the NCAA RPI list, established a clear win of 2-0 over Oregon on Saturday night at Papé Field. The Ducks trail far behind them in 44th place. This is …

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Women’s soccer loses sixth straight game of season at Utah

Oregon women’s soccer dropped its sixth game in a row on Sunday afternoon against Utah, losing 1-0 at the Ute Soccer Field. The Ducks are now ranked second to last — only ahead of Oregon State — in the Pac-12 standings. The Ducks’ 2016 record, which was once their best since …

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Ducks soccer can’t break through, remains winless in Pac-12 play after loss to Colorado

To say that the Oregon soccer team has had a tough start to its Pac-12 schedule would be an understatement. Facing three teams in the NCAA RPI Top 20 in Stanford, USC and UCLA, Oregon went 0-3 and still in search of its first win in conference play. Traveling to Boulder to …

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Oregon soccer drops contest to UCLA and remains winless in Pac-12 play

Following a difficult start to Pac-12 play with losses to Stanford and USC, things did not get any easier for the Oregon soccer team against UCLA, ranked No. 11 nationally in RPI. In a Sunday afternoon contest at Papé Field, the Ducks battled, but came up short, losing 3-2 to the Bruins. …

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Oregon falls 3-1 to USC, drops to 0-2 in conference play

Going into Thursday night’s match, Oregon head coach Kat Mertz knew that it would be a tough battle against USC, who ranks ninth on the national RPI list and had not let a goal slip by in its last six games. “It was a coaching stat that we kept to ourselves,” Mertz said. The Ducks, …

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Women’s soccer preview: Ducks poised to make their mark in the Pac-12

The Ducks are 10 games into their 2016-2017 season, but you could say their season has just begun, with the Pac-12 season kicking off this past weekend. After a disappointing 2015-16 campaign that saw the team go 3-8 in conference, Oregon had a promising start to this season. It went 6-2-1 in …

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Ducks soccer loses opening Pac-12 game to Stanford

While the Oregon soccer team had set out to start its “revolution” this season, it faced a major hurdle in its Pac-12 opening game when it drew Stanford, which tops the NCAA RPI list, as its first opponent. Oregon ranks No. 16 on that list. On Saturday night in Palo Alto, the Ducks (6-3-1) …

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Ducks soccer blanked by Portland 1-0 in final nonconference game before Pac-12 play

Oregon soccer had seven shots before halftime and added eight more after intermission, but was unable to score on Monday, losing to Portland 1-0 in the final nononference game before Pac-12 play starts this weekend. Before Monday, the Ducks had scored at least one goal in each of their first seven games. …

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Women’s soccer bounces back after first loss of the season, beats Cal State Fullerton

The Oregon women’s soccer team split their road trip this weekend with a loss on Friday and a 1-0 win on Sunday against a 3-4-0 Cal State Fullerton team at Titans stadium. The Ducks now have a 6-1-1 record. Sophomore Bayley Bruner scored the lone goal in the 43rd minute …

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Ducks soccer loses first game of season to UC Irvine

The Oregon soccer team lost its first game of the season on Friday night in Southern California, a 3-2 decision to UC Irvine. Before Friday night, the Ducks (5-1-1) had their best start to a season since 1981. “Tough ending to the game,” head coach Kat Mertz said in a …

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Meet Katie Hultin: The newest voice on the undefeated women’s soccer team

Katie Hultin was a goalkeeper for the Washington State Cougars when the Pac-12 was merely the Pac-10. She made quite a name for herself during her time there, earning team MVP honors once and Most Inspirational four times. Hultin made Cougar history by being named the Pac-10 player of the week …

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Women’s soccer remains undefeated, beats Stephen F. Austin

Oregon women’s soccer protected Papé Field Sunday evening in an impressive 3-0 victory over the Stephen F. Austin State Ladyjacks. For the Ducks, this win meant maintaining their undefeated record, while the Ladyjacks have yet to find their first win. Previously in the 2016 season, Oregon head coach Kat Mertz …

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Oregon women’s soccer beats Nebraska for historic first win over Big Ten opponent

Nebraska’s women’s soccer squad flew into Eugene with a perfect 2-0-0 record. Members of the illustrious Big Ten conference — from which reigning national champions from Penn State hail — the Cornhuskers finished their 2015 season with only two losses. The Ducks had never been able to secure a win …

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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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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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