Ducks shut out by No. 1 Stanford
Oregon soccer fell to an offensive barrage from the No. 1-ranked Stanford Cardinal 4-0 in Palo Alto on Thursday night.
The loss came as the Ducks (7-8-0, 1-6-0 Pac-12) were attempting to build momentum after their first Pac-12 victory of the season on October 13th against Arizona State.
The Cardinal had two goals on each side of halftime. The first came in the 20th minute from Catarina Macario on a free kick. Macario went on to follow that score up with a second goal in the 40th minute, giving her team a 2-0 lead going into halftime.
Stanford struck again in the 57th minute. This time, the goal came on a header from Kyra Carusa. The Cardinal continued their onslaught with a 69th minute goal from Jaye Boissiere for the team’s fourth and final score of the match.
In a continuation of a pattern seen throughout Oregon’s losses, the Ducks were soundly defeated in the shot differential. Stanford dominated that statistic, outshooting the Ducks 22-6. Notably, the Ducks’ starved offensive performance comes on the heels of the team’s 23-shot domination of Arizona State in a 3-0 win over the Sun Devils.
Despite the loss, goalkeeper Halla Hinriksdottir still notched another five saves, moving her season total to 54.
The Ducks will look to rebound against No. 16 California in Berkeley on Oct. 22.
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