Oregon midfielder Abby Morrow (6) chases after the ball. The Oregon Ducks host the Boise State Broncos at Papé Field in Eugene, Oregon on September 2, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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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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Oregon Ducks Forward Kyra Fawcett (14) tries to block the pass of Washington Huskies Midfielder Shaye Villanueva (28). 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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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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Goalie Halla Hinriksdóttir (1) kicks the ball. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald Archives)
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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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Washington Huskies Midfielder Shaye Villanueva (28) and Oregon Ducks Midfielder Abby Morrow (6) jump to the head the ball. 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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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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Assistant coach Katie Hultin watches pregame warm ups. The Oregon Ducks host the Boise State Broncos at Papé Field in Eugene, Oregon on September 2, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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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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Oregon defender Mia Costa (29) kicks the ball. The Oregon Ducks host the Portland State Vikings at Pape Field on August 12, 2016 in Eugene, Oregon.
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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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Washington Huskies Midfielder Shaye Villanueva (28) and Oregon Ducks Midfielder Abby Morrow (6) jump to the head the ball. 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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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 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. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald Archives)
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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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