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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 in scoring in each of the past two season. Sunday’s goal was the first score for Parr since Aug. 31 against Loyola Marymount University. Parr spoke to the media after the game.

First goal since Loyola Marymount. What did you see on the play?

I think again I happened to be in the right place at the right time. It seems over the years I’ve kind of just been there and happened to put a good touch on it.

Did it feel like a missed opportunity?

Yes and no. I think we played some pretty good soccer in the first half. I think we just need to figure out how to play 90 minutes and once we do that… I think we’ve shown that we’re playing good soccer and that we can play with anybody and we’ve come a pretty far way over the year. We just need to put the full 90 minutes together. Not 80, not 70, not one half. Once we put it together, we’ll be right in the mix of everything.

Did having the game two days ago make any difference? Was it tired legs towards the end?

Yes, but both ways and we’re used to it. We’re in the middle of the season and everybody’s legs are feeling it. But we play the sport, we chose to do it. It’s kind of part of the game. We have to push through. That’s what makes it fun.

Follow Chris Mosch on Twitter @chris_mosch


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