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Second half goals sink Oregon women’s soccer in shutout loss to Utah

An aggressive Ducks offense couldn’t find the back of the net on Sunday, as Utah pulled away in the second half for a 2-0 victory. Oregon out-shot the Utes 13-8 with six shots on goal, but was unable to convert on a number of good chances.

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Oregon women’s soccer edges Colorado in home opener

A floating header by freshman Kyra Fawcett in the 74th minute proved to be the difference in the Ducks’ 1-0 win over Colorado on Friday night in their home opener at Pape Field. The win moves Oregon to 4-6-0 on the year and 1-1-0 in Pac-12 play.

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Where is home field advantage greatest in Oregon athletics?

Oregon is not only a feared opponent in athletics; its venues are also some of the most formidable to play in. Here’s a look at what home field advantage means for Ducks sports teams: Autzen Stadium Since 2002, the Oregon football team’s average margin of victory has been just over 15 points …

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What to know in Oregon fall sports

With the 2015 athletic season underway and seven Oregon teams in action, there’s no shortage when it comes to sports. Although some Oregon fans might think the world is over after the football team’s blowout loss Saturday night, there’s still plenty of optimism to be had regarding other sports. Here’s a breakdown …

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Oregon women’s soccer drop 1-0 against UCLA on the road

Oregon women’s soccer head coach Kat Mertz is no stranger to Westwood. Entering her third season with the Ducks, Mertz is comfortable returning to a place where she worked as an assistant coach for five years. The rest of the Ducks looked pretty comfortable as well, as the team played …

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Pac-12 Analyst JB Long weighs in on Oregon soccer’s matchup with UCLA

Oregon women’s soccer will begin Pac-12 play with a tough road trip. It will be heading down south this Friday to face off against perennial powerhouse UCLA. Though entering the season as the two-time defending conference champions, the Bruins (4-4) haven’t been as dominant of late, struggling to reload after talented graduating class departed. They …

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Oregon women’s soccer celebrates head coach Kat Mertz’s birthday with 1-0 win

Oregon women’s soccer broke through against Portland State in the 81st minute to score the game’s only goal in the teams’ final non-conference match of the season Friday at Papé Field. It also was a nice birthday celebration for Oregon head coach Kat Mertz. “I’ll take a win for a birthday …

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Ducks soccer feels “sense of relief” after 3-0 win over Air Force

The Oregon Ducks women’s soccer club (2-6) surpassed its season goal total with a definitive 3-0 win over the Air Force Falcons (2-3) on Friday at Papé Field. The Ducks entered the match with just two goals through their first six games, in which they were shut out four times. They’ve outshot their opponents …

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Oregon soccer begins road trip with 2-0 loss to NC State

It wasn’t the homecoming Oregon head coach Kat Mertz was hoping for. Returning to the college she played soccer for and graduated from, Mertz led an unsuccessful attempt at trying to beat her alma mater as the Ducks fell to the NC State Wolfpack by a score of 2-0. Goals …

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Oregon soccer gets first win of season over Fresno State

It wasn’t always pretty. But in the end, the result favored the Oregon women’s soccer team. After having multiple scoring chances but never capitalizing on them due to sloppy play or miscommunication, the Ducks finally got the one goal they needed in the 75th minute. Taylor Kuroda scored the first …

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Photos: Oregon soccer earns first win of the season

Oregon women’s soccer took the field on an overcast Sunday afternoon with hopes of winning their first game of the season. After a hard fought first half against the Fresno State Bulldogs, the Ducks caught a break and scored late to seal a win. Their next game is Friday Sept. 4, …

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Oregon women’s soccer falls to LSU 2-1 in first game of the season

A two-goal, twenty-second span decided the outcome of Oregon’s 2-1 loss to LSU in its first game of the season Friday night at Pape’ Field. At 23:43, Summer Clarke scored the first goal of the game to put LSU on top 1-0. Six minutes later, junior Marlo Sweatman notched the …

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Women’s soccer media day: Preseason changes and Kristen Parr’s transition to defense

Before the Oregon women’s soccer players hit the pitch Thursday morning, they took a team trip to Bend, Oregon. More specifically, they had a team bonding at newly converted defender Kristen Parr’s house where white water rafting and watching Unbroken were the highlights. Needless to say, it was time well spent. …

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Oregon women’s soccer: Ducks bring in 10 on signing day

The Oregon women’s soccer team was able to sign 10 players to National Letters of Intent, coach Kat Mertz announced Wednesday. Bayley Bruner, Sofia Chambers, Marissa Everett, Kyra Fawcett, Taylor Kuroda, Malika Markham, Brianne Parsons, Grace Sponaugle, Sydney Van Steenberge and Hannah Wilson will all join the program this fall. …

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Manny Martin’s journey, from Portugal to the Oregon soccer team

Before every game, there is a moment when Oregon women’s soccer assistant coach Emanuel Martins fights back tears. It’s when everyone stands, puts their hands on their hearts and sings “The Star Spangled Banner.” That’s when the memories flood in. He remembers playing soccer in the streets of Lisbon, Portugal, living …

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Oregon soccer’s Kelsey Foo and Lilly Archer find a creative escape

For Kelsey Foo and Lilly Archer life is often eat, sleep and breathe soccer. From practice to weightlifting and games, both Foo and Archer sometimes find time to sneak away from the turf to pursue another passion: art. “I have always been artsy. Being able to be creative in my …

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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 …

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Oregon women’s soccer: Ducks lose 2-1 to Colorado on late goal

After taking an early lead Oregon women’s soccer couldn’t find a way to hold on, losing 2-1 against Colorado Sunday afternoon at Papé Field. “Pac-12 points are hard to come by,” Oregon coach Kat Mertz said. “You are always fighting for a point here or there, so to see it …

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Oregon soccer’s defense believes their unity to be the key to success this season

If you were to ask the defensive crew of Oregon’s soccer team to describe themselves, they would use one word: Ruthless. “We say ruthless because you got to be, as a defender you got to love to kick people,” senior Reilley Moore said. “You have to want to run through …

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Kat Mertz named new Oregon women's soccer coach

Kat Mertz, women’s soccer head coach at Saint Louis University, has accepted the same position at the University of Oregon, according to both schools’ athletic departments. Mertz, who led the Billikens to a 5-9-4 record last year in her only season in Saint Louis, previously coached UNLV for five seasons …

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Tara Erickson's departure comes as no surprise to some

Tara Erickson, Oregon soccer’s all-time winningest coach, did not have her contract renewed by the University after what ended up being a disappointing season. In 2006, after the Ducks got off to a 6-1-2 record, Erickson was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year. However, in that season, just as in …

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Tara Erickson out as Oregon women's soccer coach

Oregon’s all-time winningest soccer coach has coached her last for the Ducks. Oregon will not renew the contract of head coach Tara Erickson, athletic director Rob Mullens announced Sunday. Erickson has been the Ducks’ coach since 2005 and was the Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 2006, but the Ducks …

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Oregon soccer earns Civil War win for seniors in season finale

Oregon soccer took on the Oregon State Beavers in their final match of the season Friday, coming up with a 2-0 win for a final record of 8-10-2 overall — 3-7-1 in the conference. OSU finished 11-6-3 overall, 3-5-2 in conference play. The Ducks took to the rainy Papé Field …

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Soccer preview: Final flight of regular season for Oregon soccer team

The Oregon soccer team will finish out their season Friday at 4 p.m. at Papé Field against in-state rivals, OSU. The Ducks go into the game with a record of 7-10-2 overall and 2-7-1 in Pac-12 play, while the Beavers are at a strong 11-5-3 overall and 6-3-1 in the conference. …

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Oregon soccer leaves the Evergreen State winless

The Ducks women’s soccer team lost to the Washington State Cougars on Sunday 1-0 in what was their final road game. With the loss, Oregon falls to 7-9-2 overall and 2-6-1 in the conference. Washington State improved to 11-6-1 overall and 5-4-1 in the Pac-12. The final road trip of …

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Ducks soccer loses to the Huskies 2-0

The Oregon soccer team fell to the Washington Huskies 2-0 Thursday in Seattle. With the loss, Oregon drops to 7-9-2 and 2-6-2 in the Pac-12.

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Preview: Ducks soccer nears final flight of season against Huskies

In the final stretch of the season, the Ducks’ soccer team heads up to Washington to play the Huskies and Cougars. The Huskies will host the Ducks on Thursday at 7 p.m. Washington is currently sitting ninth in the conference — one spot above Oregon — with a record of …

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Zone Read AM: Softball wraps up fall schedule, while soccer heads to Washington

After getting the best of Oregon State in their fall season-opening exhibition doubleheader, Oregon softball prepares to wrap up its autumn play. Next on the schedule for the Ducks is Corban University, slated for Saturday, Oct. 27. Despite playing a home game the same day as Oregon football, softball could …

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