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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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Oregon soccer assistant coach Manny Martin considers his life a ride that began in the streets of Lisbon dreaming to be a professional soccer player and led him to be representing the United States national team. A ride that started nearly homeless. But he looks back at his life and doesn’t wish it were any different. To him, all of his life experiences, even the difficult challenges, are all “blessings.” Blessings that have made his ride a hallmark of the American Dream.
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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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Soccer preview: Final flight of regular season for Oregon soccer team

The Oregon soccer team will finish out their season Friday at 4 p.m. at Papé Field against in-state rivals, OSU. The Ducks go into the game with a record of 7-10-2 overall and 2-7-1 in Pac-12 play, while the Beavers are at a strong 11-5-3 overall and 6-3-1 in the conference. …

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Oregon soccer leaves the Evergreen State winless

The Ducks women’s soccer team lost to the Washington State Cougars on Sunday 1-0 in what was their final road game. With the loss, Oregon falls to 7-9-2 overall and 2-6-1 in the conference. Washington State improved to 11-6-1 overall and 5-4-1 in the Pac-12. The final road trip of …

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Ducks soccer loses to the Huskies 2-0

The Oregon soccer team fell to the Washington Huskies 2-0 Thursday in Seattle. With the loss, Oregon drops to 7-9-2 and 2-6-2 in the Pac-12.

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Preview: Ducks soccer nears final flight of season against Huskies

In the final stretch of the season, the Ducks’ soccer team heads up to Washington to play the Huskies and Cougars. The Huskies will host the Ducks on Thursday at 7 p.m. Washington is currently sitting ninth in the conference — one spot above Oregon — with a record of …

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Zone Read AM: Softball wraps up fall schedule, while soccer heads to Washington

After getting the best of Oregon State in their fall season-opening exhibition doubleheader, Oregon softball prepares to wrap up its autumn play. Next on the schedule for the Ducks is Corban University, slated for Saturday, Oct. 27. Despite playing a home game the same day as Oregon football, softball could …

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Ducks soccer falls to ASU 2-1 despite strong first half

Oregon soccer team lost 2-1 to the Arizona State Sun Devils Sunday afternoon off a late go-ahead goal by junior defender Kaitlyn Pavlovich in the 84th minute of play. The loss sends the Ducks to 7-8-2 overall and 2-5-1 in the Pac-12.@@http://www.thesundevils.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/pavlovich_kaitlyn00.html@@ The Oregon girls took the field with aspirations …

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Ducks soccer take down Arizona 2-0 with late goals

The Oregon Ducks soccer team beat the Arizona Wildcats on Friday night 2-0 in a gritty defensive battle in the rain at Pape Field to increase their record to 6-7-2 overall and 1-4-1 in the Pac-12. With the loss, Arizona drops to 6-8-1 overall, 2-4-0 in conference play. 625 fans …

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Ducks soccer falls to Utah 3-1

The Oregon Ducks soccer team took to the road Friday in an attempt to turn their win against USC into a streak with a win against the Utah Utes but inevitably came up short. The loss put them at 6-7-2 overall and 1-4-1 in the Pac-12, not a record to …

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Oregon soccer beats USC for its first Pac-12 win

The Ducks dominated the game in every facet but struggled to find the back of the net despite 21 shots on goal. The defense and midfielders came up huge in the game, almost always keeping the ball out of Oregon’s defensive zone and continually giving the offense good looks.

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Oregon soccer falls to No. 3 UCLA to remain without a conference victory

The Ducks fell to No. 3 UCLA Friday night at Pape Field in front of a record 944 fans to fall to 5-6-2 overall and 0-3-1 in the Pac-12.

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Ducks soccer falls to No. 19 Golden Bears after grueling first half

The Ducks fell to the No. 19 California Golden Bears 2-0 Friday in Berkeley, Calif.

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Stingy defense has Oregon women's soccer off to strong start

Freshman Kristen Parr has wasted little time in her first year in Eugene, she has already scored six goals in the Ducks’ first ten games to lead the team. The Ducks haven’t lost a game in which they’ve scored a goal.

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Kristen Parr and Maryn Beutler impress in women's soccer

The 2012 Ducks soccer team boasts an impressive bunch of freshman this year. Two of the more notable recruits are Kristen Parr and Maryn Beutler.

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Freshmen exceed expectations in Oregon women's soccer

The team has exceeded expectations this year due to a talented freshman class of Kristen Parr, Maryn Beutler, Taylor Boyer, Dana Connors, Mariah Powers, Brooke Strawn, Kira Wagoner and Cara Wegner.

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Scout Libke, Kristen Parr lead Ducks soccer to 2-1 win over Redhawks

-By Aubrey Wieber The Oregon Ducks soccer team came up victorious on Friday night in front of 777 fans at the new Papé Field.  It was a hard-fought game riddled with fouls and physical play but the Ducks stayed resilient and got the win behind goals from Kristen Parr and Scout …

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Duck midfielder Maryn Beutler’s goal beats UCI

Maryn Beutler scored in the 68th minute to give the Ducks the lead over UC Irvine and Oregon’s defense held on for the shutout win in front of 793 at Pape Field.  Oregon improves to 3-1-0 on the season with sophomore keeper  Abby Steele picking up her third clean sheet of the …

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Oregon soccer christens new Pape Field with intrasquad scrimmage

Oregon’s women’s soccer team opened a new facility Sunday with an intrasquad scrimmage one week ahead of its season opener. While the team has been practicing at the new Pape Field all summer, it was the first opportunity to glimpse the new facility in a game environment, and the team …

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Oregon soccer heads to Corvallis for Civil War

Despite being eliminated from playoff contention, the Ducks will use a rivalry game as a building block for the future.

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