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Soccer eyes postseason berth as it takes on Cal, No. 1 Stanford

Jack Hunter Three weeks ago, a postseason berth seemed out of the question for the Oregon women’s soccer team. Now it’s all they can talk about. The squad dropped its first six games in conference play, but stormed back, winning its last three contests. Oregon (7-8-3) must achieve a .500 …

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Soccer scores big wins against Arizona State, Arizona

Jack Hunter Last season, Arizona State upended Oregon in Tempe to finish the regular season 9-7-4, clinching a postseason berth and leaving Oregon on the NCAA tournament bubble. That was Nov. 8, 2009. On Oct. 31, 2010, the Ducks reversed the scenario and earned revenge. The Ducks (7-8-3) held serve …

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Eugene native plays final home match

Aaron Marineau Oregon soccer standout Rianna Mansfield has called Eugene home throughout her life. From South Eugene High School, the fifth-year senior had three options for college. Based on her experience, Mansfield is confident she made the right choice. “I knew I wanted to go to Oregon,” Mansfield said. “Once …

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Ducks' final home games this weekend

Jack Hunter Frigid temperatures and piercing rain have accompanied Oregon soccer practices this week, but the timing couldn’t be better. The Arizona schools come to town for the Ducks’ last home stand of the 2010 season this Friday and Sunday. Head coach Tara Erickson has said she hopes the typical …

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Ducks’ final home games this weekend

Jack Hunter Frigid temperatures and piercing rain have accompanied Oregon soccer practices this week, but the timing couldn’t be better. The Arizona schools come to town for the Ducks’ last home stand of the 2010 season this Friday and Sunday. Head coach Tara Erickson has said she hopes the typical …

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Oregon soccer loses to Washington, gets first Pac-10 win against Washington State

The Oregon women’s soccer team overcame a tough loss to Washington on Friday to beat Washington State 3-1 Sunday afternoon in Pullman. With the win, the Ducks now sit 5-8-3 overall and 1-3-1 in Pacific-10 Conference play. The Cougars dropped to 6-11 on the year and 1-5 in Pac-10 games. …

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Soccer shows promise in tough games against ranked conference opponents USC, UCLA

The Oregon soccer team is coming together toward the second half of the Pacific-10 Conference schedule, but it might not be quite evident from the standings. Winless in its last five matches, Oregon (4-7-3) showed well in perhaps their toughest pair of home contests this season. The Ducks hung with …

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Oregon soccer struggles against ranked opponents, remains winless in Pac-10

The Oregon Ducks are a strong first-half team. That same squad, however, is not nearly as strong over the final 45 minutes and it was that inconsistency that led to a 3-1 loss to No. 16 UCLA and a 1-1 draw to No. 19 USC this weekend at Pape Field. …

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Soccer set to take on Southern California foes

The Oregon women’s soccer team has dropped three consecutive matches, two against ranked opponents. They held a second half lead against Oregon State last week, before surrendering back-to-back scores late in the contest. Losing three straight can be the sign of a team in decline, but Ducks head coach Tara …

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Oregon loses heartbreaker to Oregon State 3-2 in final minutes

For 10 minutes in the second half of Friday night’s Civil War, the Ducks looked like they were well on their way to defeating No. 25 Oregon State. Unfazed, the Beavers regained momentum and netted two scores before the end of regulation and managed to escape Eugene with a 3-2 …

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Women's soccer confident coming into Civil War

Ivar Vong It is important to remember that the Pac-10 Conference is traditionally strongest in its non-revenue sports. Women’s soccer is no exception. The conference sent eight teams to the NCAA tournament in 2009, and three of those teams advanced to the third round or beyond. One of those teams …

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Women’s soccer confident coming into Civil War

Ivar Vong It is important to remember that the Pac-10 Conference is traditionally strongest in its non-revenue sports. Women’s soccer is no exception. The conference sent eight teams to the NCAA tournament in 2009, and three of those teams advanced to the third round or beyond. One of those teams …

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Soccer looks to end non-conference play with upset win over No. 4 Portland

Oregon soccer head coach Tara Erickson expects to learn a great deal about her team on Friday night. The unranked Ducks (4-4-2) will take on No. 4 Portland (10-1) in an annual clash which has gone Portland’s way for the last twelve years. The Pilots’ lone defeat this season came …

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Three Ducks land in record books

In her sixth season at the helm, Oregon women’s soccer head coach Tara Erickson has accumulated 51 total wins, making her the all-time Ducks leader. Erickson surpassed former coach Bill Steffen, whose 49 victories was the previous high. Erickson saw the accomplishment as a testament to her players. “I think …

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Ducks stay enthusiastic about season despite scoring issues

A recent offensive explosion has changed the entire tone of the Oregon Ducks’ soccer season. The team won two neutral-site games in Corvallis, beating San Diego State 2-1 for head coach Tara Erickson’s program-record 50th win Sept. 17. In the second game on Sept. 19, the team defeated Butler 6-1, …

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Athlete of the Week: Jen Stoltenberg

Entering her final season with the Oregon women’s soccer team, senior forward Jen Stoltenberg took a few minutes after practice to chat with the Oregon Daily Emerald about life outside of soccer. Oregon Daily Emerald: Heading into senior year, how’s the mind-set different? Jen Stoltenberg: Yeah, definitely different. I feel …

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Ducks start off season with shutout win over Boise State

Ivar Vong Oregon senior forward Jen Stoltenberg kicked off from midfield to start the Ducks’ first game of the 2010 season, and kicked off the scoring with a powerful shot in the 12th minute in a 2-0 victory over Boise State Friday night. “I know we all came out ready …

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