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Ducks Soccer Set to Host UCLA and USC
Courtesy: GoDucks.com
Release Date: 10/03/2012
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EUGENE, Ore.-- The Oregon Ducks continued conference play this past weekend when they visited California and Stanford for a weekend road trip. UO played extremely tough matches but ultimately faltered as they went 0-2 on the weekend. The 5-5-2 Ducks look to bounce back strong as Pac-12 matches continue this weekend when the Los Angeles schools come to Eugene for matches at Pape’ Field.

The 9-0-2 Bruins are currently 2-0-1 in Pac-12 play. UCLA is 4-0 in road games in 2012. Head coach BJ Snow is in his second season as head coach of the Bruins. Snow led UCLA to a 16-1-4 overall record in his first season as head coach in 2011, helping the Bruins reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament.


The Trojans are 4-5-2 on the season including a 1-1-1 record in the conference. The Trojans are 2-1-2 on the road so far this season. Head coach Ali Khosroshahin is in his sixth season as head coach at USC. His overall coaching career record now stands at 144-73-16 (.652) with a 68-33-10 (.658) mark in five seasons at USC.


Fridays game will be available on live stream for those that can't make it in person.
Just click the link at game time, 7:00 pm, on Friday.


http://pac-12.com/live/goducks.aspx


NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE

The Ducks travel to Salt Lake City, Utah to face Utah on Friday, Oct. 12th at 1:00 p.m.

WEEKEND PROMOTIONS

Friday v. UCLA Ticket Promos: Think Pink - $1 admission for all fans wearing PINK Giveaways: Small Pink Ducks to first 100 fans Free pizza to first 100 students Post game autographs w/ freshmen


Sunday v. USC Ticket Promos: $1 admission with UW ticket Bi-Mart Family Day - $2 adult & 2 youth GA for only $12 Jr. Duck Day Post game autographs w/ seniors & juniors The Duck will be in attendance


ALUMNI WEEKEND

Join the Oregon Ducks women’s soccer team this weekend as they host their annual Alumni Weekend. Oregon takes on UCLA on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. before facing USC on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

Ducks Soccer alumni are invited to join the Ducks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as there is a full schedule of events to participate in. Tailgating for the UCLA match on Friday begins at 5:00 p.m. with the Mallard Militia right outside of Pape’ Field. You are welcome to bring any food or drink you would like. Alumni check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. and we ask that you please be in your seats before the start of the match to be recognized. Food and drink will be provided for alumni and family during the game. Join players and staff postgame at the Wild Duck where there will be a special discount for soccer alumni.


Before the Oregon-Washington football game on Saturday, there will be a special break in tailgating for alumni to get an all-access tour of the brand new facilities at Pape’ Field.


Tailgating starts all over again on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. with the Mallard Militia outside of Pape’ Field. Please bring any food or drink you like and prepare to enjoy a great match against USC at 1:00 p.m.


PAPE’ FIELD FIRSTS

Freshman forward Kristen Parr now holds the honor of scoring the first and second goals in the history of the new Pape’ Field. It didn’t take long to put a point up on the scoreboard, as Parr put the ball in the back of the net in the fourth minute of action off of assists by sophomore Bri Pugh and fellow freshman Mariah Powers. Freshman Maryn Beutler assisted Parr on the second goal in the 60th minute. Goalkeeper Abby Steele recorded all five of her saves in the first period. The first crowd at the facility was recorded at 758 people under sunny skies and perfect 66 degree weather.

DUCKS HAVE DEPTH

A strong class of newcomers, including forward Kristen Parr who has scored six of Oregon’s goals thus far, has helped boost the team’s depth this season. “The biggest strength for us right now is strength in numbers. Before, on average I would play just under fifteen players a game and I think this year’s average is going to far exceed that because of the depth we have,” said head coach Tara Erickson. Six players have now scored goals for the Ducks, including four freshmen. Freshman goalkeeper Dana Connors started her first collegiate match against Seattle U after starter Abby Steele was given a red card in the previous match. Connors recorded her first win as well as three saves.

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