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After four knee surgeries, Oregon soccer’s Caitlyn Wong is stronger than ever

Playing soccer is tough. The beautiful game moves at a lightning fast speed. Players run an average of seven miles a game, all while figuring out the best way to stifle their opponents. It may be easy to pick up and play, but it takes a lifetime to master. While …

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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 …

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Ducks fall to Colorado 2-0 on Senior Day

Oregon soccer ended its 2017 home schedule with a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Colorado Buffaloes on Senior Day at Papé Field on Sunday. The loss pushes the Ducks (8-10-0, 2-8-0 Pac-12) out of range of a 10-win season, a goal preached by head coach Kat Mertz since …

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Ducks run through Utes in 3-0 victory

Oregon soccer snapped its two-game losing streak with a 3-0 win over Utah on fog-covered Thursday night. The win, which comes on the heels of losses to No. 1 Stanford and No. 16 California, gave the Ducks (8-9-0, 2-7-0 Pac-12) their second conference win of the season. Their performance pushed …

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Ducks lose 3-0 on the road against No. 16 Cal Golden Bears

Oregon soccer suffered its second consecutive loss in its match Sunday morning against No. 16-ranked Cal in Berkeley, California. The Ducks are now 7-9. For Cal, the victory marks its fifth shutout in a row. Back and forth play throughout the first half concluded at halftime, when the sides remained …

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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 …

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Marissa Everett is the Ducks’ offensive force

When it comes to offense, Marissa Everett is Oregon soccer’s resident expert on the matter. A Canyon Lake, California, native i a junior and she has been a force for Oregon since her freshman season, which saw her score a team-leading four goals. While that number dropped to a single …

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Oregon soccer takes a knee

The ‘take a knee’ movement is spreading, and it has not been limited to just the NFL. Some of Oregon soccer has joined in the protests that have been occurring on a national and international scale, as several players knelt during the national anthem in recent games at Papé Field. …

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Quick Hits: Football still without solution to offensive obstacles post-Herbert, soccer gets first Pac-12 win

— Oregon football lost to No. 23 Stanford this Saturday 49-7. Amid the Ducks’ unanticipated offensive redevelopment, the team continues to search for a solution after Justin Herbert’s injury. Oregon faces the fact that Braxton Burmeister may not be the Ducks saving grace under center just yet. — After losing its first five …

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Photos: Oregon Ducks defeat the Arizona State Sun Devils 3-0

The Oregon Ducks stand and kneel as the national anthem plays. The Oregon Ducks play the Arizona State Sun Devils on October 13, 2017 at Papé Field in Eugene, Oregon. (Kiara Green/Emerald)

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Ducks defeat Sun Devils 3-0 for first Pac-12 win

After losing its first five Pac-12 games, Oregon Soccer exploded for a 3-0 win over the Arizona State Sun Devils on Friday night. The win gave the Ducks their first conference win of the 2017 season, and pushes Oregon (7-7-0, 1-5-0 Pac-12) closer to head coach Kat Mertz’s goal of …

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Quick Hits: Volleyball bounces back after loss to No. 2 Stanford, football adds 2018 four-star QB to class

— Oregon volleyball lost to No. 2 Stanford Cardinal in a sweep of three sets, but brought in the second largest attendance in program history, with 5,872 people on Friday night. Back in Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday, the Ducks redeemed themselves and ended their two-match losing streak with a …

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Ducks lose 1-0 to Huskies as offense sputters

Oregon soccer dropped its fifth consecutive Pac-12 game on Sunday, falling 1-0 to the Washington Huskies. The loss kept the Ducks winless in Pac-12 play after a promising 6-2 start against non-conference opponents. With a season-high 625 in attendance, which included members of the Oregon marching band, the atmosphere at …

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Ducks lose Pac-12 battle 2-1 to Washington State

Oregon soccer picked up yet another Pac-12 loss Thursday afternoon against Washington State. This marks their fourth consecutive loss in conference play this season extending their total season record to 6-6-0. Washington State came into tonight’s match having just defeated No. 24 Utah 3-0. Both Megan O’Neill and Morgan Weaver …

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Chardonnay Curran: From a small island to a big role

Oregon soccer’s Chardonnay Curran is from a town with a population of less than 15,000, but she has a big dream. She’s even pinned a tweet about it from 2015 to her Twitter profile. dreams on dreams on dreams….💭🙏⚽️💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/TZnyLqtte3 — chardonnay curran (@chardonnayc11) September 8, 2015 Curran hopes to …

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Oregon soccer loses third Pac-12 match in 2-1 loss at No. 7 USC

Oregon soccer was defeated by former national champions, as well as seventh-ranked USC, Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. The loss extends the Ducks’ conference losing record to 0-3-0, placing them at 10th in the Pac-12 Women’s soccer standings. Despite the matches eventual outcome, it was Oregon that drew first blood …

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Ducks soccer unable to rally in 2-0 loss to Bruins

Oregon soccer fell 2-0 to the No. 1-ranked UCLA Bruins on Thursday night in Los Angeles. The match marked the Ducks’ second consecutive Pac-12 loss, leaving them 0-2 in conference play. UCLA jumped out to an early lead with goals in the 16th and 22nd minutes. The Bruins also led the …

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After a difficult first season, Jessica Yu gets back on track

Jessica Yu’s freshman season with Oregon soccer didn’t go as planned. Despite a high school career during which she led her school in scoring all four years and racked up accolades, Yu struggled to acclimate to the college game. She finished the year with only a single start and zero …

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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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