EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon soccer team (4-3-2) will play one match this week with a road contest against No. 10 Santa Clara (6-1-2). The Ducks-Broncos matchup is slated for 7:30 p.m. (PT) this Friday at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Live video and statistics will be available through santaclarabroncos.com.
The Broncos defeated UO back in 2000 in the only meeting between the two schools. SCU has won four of its last five matches, and the Broncos’ only loss of the season came at Notre Dame on Sept. 3.
LAST WEEK FOR THE DUCKS
The Ducks won a pair of neutral-site matches this past week at the Oregon State Nike Invitational, a 2-1 result against San Diego State before closing the tourney with a 6-1 blowout over Butler. Highlights of the weekend included head coach Tara Erickson breaking the school record for career wins on Friday against SDSU (now with 51, passing Bill Steffen) and senior midfielder Kirstie Kuhns matching school records for goals and points in a match with a four-goal outing against Butler (Michele Potestio, 1980; Julie Ray, 1980).
In Friday’s 2-1 overtime win over SDSU, sophomore midfielder Scout Libke scored the game-winning goal in the 95th minute (fifth minute of overtime). Senior forward Jen Stoltenberg scored UO’s first goal of the match in the 36th minute.
On Sunday it was Kuhns and Stoltenberg who combined for the six goals, which were the most of any Erickson-led team at UO, and the second-most since soccer returned in 1996. Kuhns is the only UO player to have tallied a four-goal match since 1996, and was named the tournament’s MVP for her play. Stoltenberg had two goals and two assists against BU, moving her into second in school history for career points.
Stoltenberg now has 71 career points (27 g, 17 a) in 69 matches at UO, 13 points shy of breaking Nicole Garbin’s school record of 83 career points. Kuhns and Stoltenberg were joined by junior goalkeeper Cody Miles and sophomore defender Nicole Bakke on the all-tournament team.
STOLTENBERG BECOMES SCHOOL’S ALL-TIME ASSIST LEADER
Senior forward Jen Stoltenberg and junior goalkeeper Cody Miles are making their marks on the career charts at Oregon. Stoltenberg, from Mission Viejo, Calif., recently became the school record holder for assists (17), breaking former teammate Teresa Bowns’ mark of 16. Stoltenberg also ranks second in career points (71) and shots (208), while ranking third in goals (27). Miles, from Salem, Ore., ranks second in career shutouts (12), third in goalkeeper wins (21) and fifth in saves (136).
ERICKSON BREAKS OREGON ALL-TIME COACHING WINS MARK
In the Sept. 17 neutral-site win over San Diego State, head coach Tara Erickson broke the school mark for career coaching wins. Erickson has a six-year mark of 51-45-12 in her time with Oregon, passing by with Bill Steffen who posted 49 victories in nine years as mentor for the Ducks.
Erickson has a 10-year overall coaching record of 80-83-22 with stints at Portland State (four years, 2001-04) and Oregon (six years, 2005-present).
DUCKS RANK AMONGST PAC-10 CONFERENCE STATISTICAL LEADERS
The Ducks rank near the top of the conference statistically in team saves (39), shots taken (158) and corner kicks (44) through the first nine matches of 2010. Senior forward Jen Stoltenberg’s 55 shots ranks second in the Pac-10, while she is third in points (16), tied for third in assists (4) and tied for fourth in goals (6).
STOLTENBERG RECOGNIZED BY TOPDRAWERSOCCER.COM
Senior forward Jen Stoltenberg was recently named to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s College Players to Watch Top 100 Upperclass Women’s Rankings. The Mission Viejo, Calif., product remains No. 37 (thru three weeks) on the website’s listing, which is comprised of sophomores, juniors, and seniors only, and will be updated weekly.
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