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Ducks Visit Colorado For TV Appearance with Buffaloes
Courtesy: GoDucks.com
Release Date: 10/14/2011
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EUGENE, Ore.- The University of Oregon (6-7-1, 1-4-0 Pac-12) will take flight into Prentup Field, home of the University of Colorado (3-8-2, 0-4-1 Pac-12), infront of a television audience for the first time in two seasons at 12 p.m. (PT) on Sunday (Oct. 16). The two are the only Pac-12 teams in action on Sunday. The Ducks will not play a match on Friday this week, using the day as a training day.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, TV
Marc Stout will be providing play-by-play action from Sunday's match between Oregon and Colorado, while Marcello Balboa will be the color analyst for ROOT Sports. The last time that Oregon was on TV was back on Oct. 1, 2009 when they faced off with BYU, falling 1-0.

FOLLOW THE DUCK ACTION
For Duck fans not able to make it to Prentup Field for the match with the Buffs, live stats will be available courtesy of Colorado. Fans can gain access by heading to GoDucks.com and go to the soccer schedule page to get the link.

GETTING THEM IN YOUNG
Oregon has used a predominately young lineup in Pac-12 action. In this weekend's matches against Arizona and Arizona State, eight freshmen saw action for the Ducks. Six of those freshmen were in the starting lineup. Five of those freshmen (Shanelle Simien, Kiyomi Cook, Kelsey Foo, Ryann Davie, Abby Steele) have appeared in every match this season. Only four other UO players have played in every match (Maddy Mercier, Scout Libke, Lauren Thompson, Taylor Jones).

WAY BACK WHEN
Oregon has only faced Colorado one other time and that was in 2009 (Sept. 6) when they upset a then-#15 Colorado in Eugene, 2-1, behind two unassisted Jen Stoltenberg goals.

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 23 shots on goal out of 37 total shots. As a team, the Ducks have only taken 53 SOGs.

CHIPPING IN FOR THE CAUSE
The youngest Ducks have also been chipping in where it counts: goals. As a team, Oregon has tallied 13 goals on the season. Freshmen Shanelle Simien (1) and Bri Pugh (2) have added three of those goals.

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 eight saves.

LENDING A HELPING HAND...ERR, FOOT
In addition to netting goals, three freshman have contributed in the assist column. Of Oregon's 10 assists on the season, Shanelle Simien, Kiyomi Cook and Riley Smith have all added one helper apiece.

GETTING BACK ON TRACK
The Ducks will be looking to get back on track in the win column against the Pac-12-winless Buffaloes. After getting off to a start where they shutout their first five opponents, the favor has been returned to UO, having been shutout in back-to-back matches against UA and ASU for the sixth and seventh time this season. Oregon is 2-7 in their last nine matches, getting outscored 18-5 in that span. Included in those losses is a 1-0 decision to #2 UCLA and a 5-0 loss to #20 Illinois.

DOING IT OVER AND OVER
Only four Ducks have scored multiple goals for Oregon this season. With Julie Armstrong's four and Maddy Mercier's three, Scout Libke and Bri Pugh have added two apiece.

NEW MARGINS SET
Despite being shutout last weekend, Abby Steele picked up a career-high nine saves against Arizona State, while freshman Bri Pugh took a career-high seven shots against Arizona.

UPCOMING MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS
UO is promoting their October 21st game against Washington as "Think Pink" night for Breast Cancer Awareness. A silent auction of donated soccer items will be held, with all proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen foundation. In conjunction with "Think Pink" night, Oregon will also be sponsoring Jersey Night where all youth wearing their favorite soccer jersey get in for $1.


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