Ducks fall to Beavers 1-0 in season finale
Oregon soccer dropped its final match of the season 1-0 to the Oregon State Beavers in the 2017 Civil War Thursday afternoon.
The loss brought the Ducks’ 2017 record to 8-11-0, as the team failed to top head coach Kat Mertz’s career high of eight wins.
The game-winning strike came on a free kick from 19 yards out in the 83rd minute, courtesy of Emma Jones.
For much of the match, the teams fought to a stalemate. Both sides posted five shots in the first half but were unable to score. Senior Michelle Rockey attempted to take the lead with a 45th minute shot, but the ball was deflected.
In a silver lining for the Ducks, goalkeeper Halla Hinriksdottir added three saves, bringing her season total to a career-high 69.
As they head into the offseason, the Ducks will be preparing for life without seniors Rockey, Caitlyn Wong, Miranda Schulz, Abby Morrow, Mia Costa and Jordan Fleming.
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