FOLLOW THE DUCK ACTION
For Duck fans not able to make it to either venue for the matches, live stats will be available courtsey of both athletic departments. Fans can gain access by heading to GoDucks.com and go to the soccer schedule page to get the link.
The Bruins will be the third ranked opponent that Oregon has faced this season. UO played then-#16 Santa Clara into a scoreless draw during the University of Oregon Nike Tournament, but fell to then-#20 Illinois, 5-0, at the LSU Tournament.
GETTING THEM IN YOUNG
Oregon has used a predominately young lineup heading into Pac-12 action. In Friday's match against Utah, eight freshmen saw action for the Ducks. Seven of those freshmen were in the starting lineup, as Bri Pugh, who started the season before sustaining an ankle injury in the New Hampshire match, made her return to the pitch. Four of those freshmen (Shanelle Simien, Kiyomi Cook, Kelsey Foo, Ryann Davie) have appeared in every match this season.
THATS A LOT OF PEOPLE!
Despite the Ducks falling in their Pac-12 opener to Utah, 2-0, last Friday, Oregon recorded its eighth largest crowd all-time at Pape' Field with 1, 207 fans.
LOOKING FOR THE NET
Julie Armstrong (4) and Maddy Mercier (3) have combined to tally seven of Oregon's 11 goals on the season. When the duo have had their feet on the ball, they have created 21 shots on goal out of 33 total shots. As a team, the Ducks have only taken 42 SOGs.
Eight Oregon players call the The Golden State home and return there for this weekend's Pac-12 matches. They are: Abby Steele (Santa Rosa, Calif.), Kelsey Foo (San Jose, Calif.), Brynne Konkel (Elk Grove, Calif.), Shanelle Simien (Lakewood, Calif.), Taylor Jones (Newport Beach, Calif.), Allie Rodriguez (Plesanton, Calif.), Jessica Sunio (Cerritos, Calif.) and Nicole Bakke (LaJolla, Calif.).
SHUTTING IT DOWN
Lindsay Parlee and Abby Steele combined to shutout Oregon's first five opponents. Steele is actually the only goalkeeper to earn an individual shutout as both had been sharing time in goal until the Santa Clara match. In that match, Steele got her hands on a career-high eight saves.
NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE
After hitting up SoCal for matches with UCLA and USC, Oregon heads to the desert for matches with Arizona and Arizona State on Oct. 7 and 9.
UPCOMING MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS
UO will be sponsoring International Unity and Jersey Night when the Ducks return to Pape' Field on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. to take on Washington State in a Pac-12 battle. Kids that wear their favorite team's jersey receive free admission into the match.