EUGENE, Ore. -- After
a weekend homestand that saw the Ducks go 2-0 against Seattle U and
Gonzaga, UO returns to Pape’ field to take on the Colorado Buffaloes and
the BYU Cougars this weekend.
The 6-1-2 Buffaloes are scheduled to face the Ducks at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21st, while the 8-1-0 Cougars battle the Ducks at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24th. Both matches will be broadcast nationally by the Pac-12 Network.
After finishing 4-13-2 in 2011, Colorado looks to rebound under the leadership of first year head coach Danny Sanchez. The Buffs were chosen to finish 11th in the Pac-12, but have already surpassed their win total from last season. Oregon is 2-0-0 all-time against Colorado.
Following its debut West Coast Conference campaign, the BYU women’s soccer team was picked to finish fourth in this year’s 2012 West Coast Conference Preseason Poll, and seniors Carlee Payne Holmoe and Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall are included on the Preseason All-WCC Team. BYU leads the all-time series 2-0-0 over the Ducks.
the addition of new ticket/ID scanning equipment at the field, current
UO students must present a valid ID to be scanned for free admission.
Fans trying to enter with a staff or inactive student ID will be
required to purchase a ticket for the game.
Each Duck event earns students 250 points in the Fan Reward Program, and a link to a leaderboard and more program info is available www.RewardsGoDucks.com
NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE
The Ducks travel to California to face the California Golden Bears and the Stanford Cardinal on Friday, Sept. 28th and Sunday, Sept. 30th, respectively. The 2:00 p.m. match against the Golden Bears in Berkeley, Calif. will be nationally televised by the Pac-12 Network. California leads the Ducks in the all time series 13-1-1, while Stanford leads the Ducks 14-0-1 all time.
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.
CAREER RECORD LIST WATCH
Senior midfielder Scout Libke is now in sole possession of eighth place on Oregon’s all time points list after scoring her first goal of the season on a corner kick against Seattle U and recording an assist against Gonzaga to bring her career point total up to 28 Libke’s goal against Seattle U also tied her at ninth place on the all time goals list as her ten career goals now match Kristi Morris’ total from 1996-99.
2012 ROSTER BREAKDOWN
The University of Oregon soccer team, under the direction of eighth-year head coach Tara Erickson, returns 17 letterwinners and 10 starters from a 2011 squad that finished 8-9-3 overall and 3-6-2 in Pac-12 Conference play.
RETURNING PLAYERS (20): Lauren Thompson, Nicole Bakke, Mo Fitzgerald, Kelsey Hones, Scout Libke, Maddy Mercier, Achijah Berry, Brynne Konkel, Ally Aschbacher, Kendall Brooke, Kiyomi Cook, Ryann Davie, Kelsey Foo, Bri Pugh, Allie Rodriguez, Shanelle Simien, Riley Smith, Reilly Moore, Casey Wilhelm, Abby Steele.
PLAYERS LOST (6): Taylor Jones, Lindsay Parlee, Cody Miles, Julie Armstrong, Katie Kramer, Jessica Sunio
NEWCOMERS (10): Lilly Archer (So.), Maryn Beutler, Taylor Boyer, Dana Connors, Kristen Parr, Mariah Powers, Brooke Strawn, Kira Wagoner, Cara Wegner, Gabbie Lindeman (Jr.).