Ducks finish up non-conference play

For only the second time in 13 years, the Oregon women’s soccer team will take on the Cougars from BYU as both teams will look to stretch their current winning streaks.
The Cougars and Ducks are very similar on paper, with numerous scorers and tough defenses.

BYU enters the game with an 8-2-1 record overall — as well as a five-game winning streak — and has knocked in 16 goals through the first 11 games, eight of which have come by the foot of freshman forward Carlee Payne. In her first 11 collegiate games, Payne has tallied four assists, 22 points and three game winning goals.

Payne, the 2008 and 2009 Times High School Player of the Year, will be a good test for the Oregon defense that has put up shut outs in the four of the first nine games.

Oregon forward Jen Stoltenberg and the Duck offense will look to continue to score at the same rate to improve the team’s current six-game winning streak. Stoltenberg has scored six of Oregon’s 14 goals this season, while six other Duck players have scored as well.

After today’s game, the Ducks will travel to Weber State to take on the Wildcats before returning home to begin Pacific-10 conference play with California on Friday, Oct. 9.

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