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Ducks fall to Arizona in Pac-12 Opener

Oregon soccer fell to the Arizona Wildcats 3-1 in the team’s first Pac-12 match of the season. The Ducks were simply unable to match the Wildcats’ offensive effort, and were outshot 20-12. Arizona also held a significant 15-4 edge in corner kicks. Arizona struck first in the 17th minute with …

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Ducks cruise to victory over Idaho State in final nonconference game

Oregon soccer finished its 2017 nonconference schedule with a dominant 4-0 win over the Idaho State Bengals on Sunday, moving to 6-2 on the season. After taking an early lead, Oregon added one more goal ahead of halftime and solidified the win in the second half with two more goals. …

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Ducks hold off Grizzlies in 1-0 victory

With her parents watching from the stands, Jessica Yu propelled the Oregon Ducks to a 1-0 victory over the Montana Grizzlies with her first career goal. “It’s always fun to see your daughter play,” Yu’s father Jeff Yu said. “And in a big stage like this, to get her first …

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Ducks fall to Anteaters 1-0

Oregon soccer’s four-game winning streak was snapped Sunday afternoon in a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the UC Irvine Anteaters. The Anteaters scored the only goal of the match in the 37th minute. Grayson Galbraith sent a header into the net after a corner from teammate Reema Bzeih to …

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Attack finally breaks through in 1-0 victory over Idaho

The Oregon women’s soccer team picked up another win Friday night, defeating the Idaho Vandals 1-0. It was Marissa Everett who put the Ducks up in the 59th minute. Streaking up the field, Everett took a give and go from Abby Morrow and Chardonnay Curran and fired it into the …

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Oregon holds off Cal Poly to win 2-1

The Oregon Ducks soccer team defeated the Cal Poly Mustangs 2-1 on Sunday in Boise, Idaho, improving their record to 3-1 on the season. Oregon won both games on the weekend after beating Oklahoma 1-0 on Friday. The Ducks struck early. In the ninth minute, Jayne Lydiatt scored off of …

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Oregon defeats Oklahoma 1-0, improve to 2-1 on the season

The Oregon women’s soccer team defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 1-0 in Boise, Idaho on Friday, improving their record to 2-1 on the season. The Ducks’ lone goal came in the 89th minute. After missing the team’s last match, it was Kyra Fawcett who put her team up. Miranda Schulz was …

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Ducks bounce back, defeat Wildcats 2-0

The Oregon women’s soccer team defeated the Kansas State Wildcats 2-0 at Papé Field on Sunday, moving the Ducks to 1-1 on the season. Junior Marissa Everett scored both goals for Oregon, one on each side of halftime. She scored one goal all of last season and four in her …

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Oregon falls to NC State 4-1 in season opener

Oregon women’s soccer fell to the North Carolina State Wolfpack by a score of 4-1 in the first match of the 2017 season on Friday night at Pape field. NC State came out strong in the first half. Midfielder Paige Griffiths scored in the seventh minute to give the Wolfpack …

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Takeaways and top quotes from women’s soccer media day

Oregon’s women’s soccer team ended the 2016 season one game short of an NCAA tournament berth. With returning veterans and new freshmen talent, the Ducks are hoping to rebound and make their first tournament. Head coach Kat Mertz and senior defender Caitlyn Wong spoke about the team’s upcoming season on …

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Oregon soccer draws Portland in exhibition match

In an exhibition match, the Oregon Ducks played to a 1-1 draw with the Portland Pilots in Portland this weekend. The Ducks were the first on the board, with their strike coming in the 51st minute from freshman Eden Hardy. After a corner kick from senior Abby Morrow, Hardy scored …

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For the women’s soccer team, trip to China was “really eye-opening”

During the 2016 season, it was clear that Oregon women’s soccer was a team on the way up. The squad finished with its best record (8-10-2) since 2012, and came tantalizingly close to an NCAA Tournament berth, which the program has never gotten. A recent summer trip to China may …

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Q&A: Oregon soccer’s Kat Mertz reflects on 2016 season and looks to future success

For the Oregon women’s soccer team, the 2016 season didn’t go as well as the team would have hoped. After starting the season 6-2-1 in nonconference action, the Ducks went 2-8-1 in Pac-12 play, finishing 10th in the conference. With core players such as Kyra Fawcett, Abby Morrow and Marissa Everett returning, …

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Oregon soccer signs eight-member recruiting class to fill voids of graduated players

National Signing Day proved to be a big one for Oregon soccer as the Ducks announced the additions of eight players in the incoming freshman class. The 2017 recruiting class features players from California, Washington, Oregon and Hawaii. The Ducks also signed Eugene native Mary Jane Erving from Sheldon High School. Along with …

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Oregon soccer: Manny Martins promoted from assistant to associate head coach

Oregon soccer assistant coach Manny Martins has been promoted to associate head coach of the program. The announcement came Wednesday from head coach Kat Mertz in a news release. This past season, the Ducks finished 8-10-2. It was Martins’ third year with the program. It was the program’s best season …

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Ducks soccer fell short of a ‘revolution’ in 2016

“Revolution.” It was Oregon soccer’s theme in 2016. Its players, coaching staff and fans, however, will have to wait until next season to see if the Ducks can become a threat in the Pac-12 and NCAA. Oregon’s 1-0 loss on Friday to Oregon State was the finishing touch to a …

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Oregon women’s soccer falls to Oregon State as postseason hopes come to an end

It began as one of the best starts in program history but ended in a culmination of missed opportunities and costly mistakes that led to a season-ending defeat. The Oregon women’s soccer team fell 1-0 to the Oregon State Beavers in front of a season-high home crowd of 736 on …

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Ducks draw with Washington State in overtime

**Correction: A previous version of this article stated Oregon was eliminated from postseason contention, when in fact the Ducks can still clinch a postseason berth with a win over Oregon State in their final game.** The Oregon women’s soccer team hadn’t had to enter overtime since they last played Hawaii in August. …

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Oregon falls to Washington, finds itself on postseason bubble

**Correction: A previous version of this article stated Oregon must win its final two games to qualify for the postseason, when in fact the Ducks can still clinch a postseason berth with a win and a tie in their final two games.** The Ducks dropped a critical game to the …

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Oregon standouts Maryn Beutler and Caitlyn Wong named Pac-12 players of the week

Oregon Soccer’s weekend sweep of Arizona and Arizona State resulted in individual accolades for two of its main contributors. On Tuesday, the Pac-12 recognized Maryn Beutler and Caitlyn Wong as the conferences players of the week, alongside USC goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme. Beutler made her impact felt on the offensive end. …

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Oregon soccer starts strong and defeats ASU for second straight victory

Consecutive shutouts have given back Oregon’s soccer team’s confidence. On Sunday afternoon at Papé Field, the Ducks (8-8-1, 2-6 Pac-12) came away with a 4-0 victory against Arizona State (6-9-2, 1-6-1), giving Oregon its second straight win in Pac-12 play after going winless through the first half of conference play. “It …

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Ducks soccer scores first win in Pac-12 play against Arizona

Oregon women’s soccer on Thursday snapped its seven-game losing streak with a 1-0 win over Arizona at Papé field. The win the Ducks’ first victory since beginning Pac-12 play. Oregon now has a 7-8-1 record. Redshirt senior Maryn Beutler scored the lone goal in the 31st minute of the match, unassisted. This was Beutler’s second …

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Ducks soccer navigating tricky Pac-12 stretch with five games left

Through the first half of Pac-12 play, perhaps nobody know the strength of the conference like the Oregon’s women’s soccer team. After an encouraging 6-3-1 start in nonconference play to begin the season, Oregon has lost each of its first six games in Pac-12 play. Perched at the bottom of conference standings, the …

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Kyra Fawcett is a bright spot in Oregon soccer’s up-and-down season

Ever since Kyra Fawcett has been on the Oregon soccer team, she’s led with her uncanny ability to score. That was the case when she was a freshman, and now as a sophomore, she’s not showing any signs of slowing down. “She’s making an impact right away, fighting for every …

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Cal hands Oregon soccer its seventh straight loss

After the Golden Bears scored their first goal via a penalty kick in the 20th minute, they were unstoppable. California, which ranks No. 10 in the NCAA RPI list, established a clear win of 2-0 over Oregon on Saturday night at Papé Field. The Ducks trail far behind them in 44th place. This is …

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Women’s soccer loses sixth straight game of season at Utah

Oregon women’s soccer dropped its sixth game in a row on Sunday afternoon against Utah, losing 1-0 at the Ute Soccer Field. The Ducks are now ranked second to last — only ahead of Oregon State — in the Pac-12 standings. The Ducks’ 2016 record, which was once their best since …

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Ducks soccer can’t break through, remains winless in Pac-12 play after loss to Colorado

To say that the Oregon soccer team has had a tough start to its Pac-12 schedule would be an understatement. Facing three teams in the NCAA RPI Top 20 in Stanford, USC and UCLA, Oregon went 0-3 and still in search of its first win in conference play. Traveling to Boulder to …

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