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Ducks Defeat Wyoming 2-0 in Season-Opener
Release Date: 08/19/2011
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BOISE, Idaho -- The University of Oregon soccer team opened its 2011 season with a 2-0 neutral-site win over Wyoming on Friday at the Boise State Tournament. Junior midfielder Maddy Mercier and freshman forward Bri Pugh scored goals for the Ducks.

“This was a good way to start the season,” head coach Tara Erickson said. “It was a good win for us. All the young players were excited, and after they got into the game they became a little more seasoned. We played 20 players and everyone contributed. It was a huge learning experience for those kids.”

A pair of veteran Ducks gave UO a 1-0 advantage in the 16th minute. Mercier, from Edmonds, Wash., redirected (into the net) a crossing pass from fellow junior midfielder Julie Armstrong.

“The returning players gave us tremendous leadership, helping the younger players adapt to their first college minutes,” Erickson said.

Pugh, from Highlands Ranch, Colo., registered her first career goal in the 23rd minute of her first collegiate match. That score was created by junior midfielder Mo Fitzgerald's through-ball into Pugh, who finished low and to the far post.

“The back line and our midfield did a nice job of keeping possession,” Erickson said. “Kelsey Foo and Mo Fitzgerald, particularly in the first half, really helped us in the middle to find our rhythm.”

Oregon out-shot Wyoming, 12-7, with junior forward Kelsey Hones recording a team-best four shots. Mercier and Pugh had two shots each. In all, six different Ducks recorded shots.

Senior goalkeeper Lindsay Parlee had one save and freshman goalkeeper Abby Steele had two as both saw 45 minutes of action in the season-opening shutout.

The Ducks (1-0) will resume play on Sunday with a road match against host team Boise State. UO defeated BSU last season in Eugene by a score of 2-0.

Oregon vs Wyoming (Aug 19, 2011)


Soccer Box Score

Soccer Box Score (Final)
2011 Oregon Women's Soccer
Oregon vs Wyoming (Aug 19, 2011 at Boise, Idaho)

Oregon (1-0-0) vs.
Wyoming (0-1-0)
Date: Aug 19, 2011 Attendance:
Weather: Mid 80s and sunny

Goals by period   Total 


Pos  ##  Player  Sh  SOG   G   A  Foul  Min 
GK   23  Parlee, Lindsay   45 
  2   Thompson, Lauren   90 
  3   Libke, Scout   90 
  5   Pugh, Bri   51 
  6   Berry, Achijah   59 
  7   Mercier, Maddy   64 
  9   Armstrong, Julie   63 
  13  Foo, Kelsey   74 
  14  Cook, Kiyomi   66 
  18  Simien, Shanelle   56 
  28  Bakke, Nicole   36 
      --- Substitutes --- 
  0   Steele, Abby   45 
  1   Miles, Cody   16 
  4   Fitzgerald, Mo   63 
  11  Aschbacher, Ally   29 
  16  Smith, Riley   22 
  21  Davie, Ryann   45 
  22  Jones, Taylor   51 
  24  Hones, Kelsey   36 
  26  Rodriguez, Allie  
    Totals.........  12  18 

##  Goalie  Minutes   GA  Saves 
23  Parlee, Lindsay   45:00 
0   Steele, Abby   45:00 
TM  TEAM   0:00 

Pos  ##  Player  Sh  SOG   G   A  Foul  Min 
GK   33  Megan Burke   45 
  3   Liz O'Reilly   82 
  4   Loren Mahoney   70 
  5   Ashlyn Mazar   35 
  8   Carmen Blume   43 
  9   Jenny Johnson   90 
  11  Allison Masumiya   85 
  12  Olivia Mohtadi   57 
  15  Kayla Davis   70 
  18  Sydney Jones   90 
  20  Sara Paul   80 
      --- Substitutes --- 
  0   Courtney Merkle   45 
  7   Ellen McCormick   34 
  10  Andrea Baytaluke  
  16  Kristin Howard   25 
  21  Sheree Small   34 
  22  Amy Sarandopoulos  
  23  Hayley Charlton  
  25  Lucie McDowell   39 
  29  Kasey Curtis   28 

##  Goalie  Minutes   GA  Saves 
33  Megan Burke   45:00 
0   Courtney Merkle   45:00 

Shots by period   Total 
Oregon  12 
Corner kicks   Total 
Saves by period   Total 
Fouls   Total 
Oregon  10  18 

Goal  Time  Team  Goal Scorer  Assists  Description 
1.  15:12  ORE   Mercier, Maddy (1)  Armstrong, Julie  Cross from right side to front of goal, five yard shot 
2.  22:21  ORE   Pugh, Bri (1)  Fitzgerald, Mo  Lob from half field, run on and scored from 15 yards on right 


WY   #29  Kasey Curtis   Yellow card  43:01 
ORE   #5  Pugh, Bri   Yellow card  52:51 
ORE   #13  Foo, Kelsey   Yellow card  84:43 

Officials: Referee: Jason Hutchinson; Asst. Referee: John Hickox; Frans Hoogland; Alt. Official: Jeff Ladwig; Timekeeper: Doug Link; Scorer: Casey Johnson;
Offsides: Oregon 0, Wyoming 2.

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