portlandpilots.com. The match can also be heard over the radio on Portland’s True Talk 800 AM (KPDQ).EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon soccer team (4-4-2) will play its final non-conference match of 2010 with a road contest against No. 4 Portland (10-1-0). The Ducks-Pilots matchup is slated for 7 p.m. (PT) this Friday at UP’s Merlo Field - Clive Charles Soccer Complex (4,892). Live audio/video and statistics will be available through
The Pilots have won the previous 12 matches against Oregon, including a 3-0 result in last year’s season-opening match.
DUCK DUO MAKING MARKS ON CAREER STATISTICAL CHARTS
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 (73) and shots (212), while ranking third in goals (28). Miles, from Salem, Ore., ranks second in career shutouts (12), third in goalkeeper wins (21) and fifth in saves (138).
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 wins. Erickson has a six-year mark of 51-46-12 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 80-84-22 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 (third, 41), shots taken (fourth, 170) and fouls (first, 107) through the first 10 matches of 2010. Senior forward Jen Stoltenberg’s 59 shots ranks second in the Pac-10, while she is third in points (18), tied for third in goals (7) and tied for fourth in assists (4).
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 on the website’s listing, which is comprised of sophomores, juniors, and seniors only, and will be updated weekly.
LAST WEEK FOR THE DUCKS
No. 10 Santa Clara recorded a 2-1 win over the Ducks last Friday in
front of a crowd of 1,561 at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
The Broncos improved to 7-1-2 overall with the victory, which was their
fourth in the last five matches. The Ducks dropped to 4-4-2.
It was the ninth time in 10 games that Oregon out-shot its opponent,
holding a 12-9 edge in Friday’s match-up against SCU. The Ducks took
nine shots in the second half and limited the Broncos to just four over
those final 45 minutes.
Both Santa Clara goals were scored by midfielder Margueritte Aozasa off
corner kick opportunities. Santa Clara held a 9-2 advantage in corner
kicks in the match (6-0 first half).
The first goal came on a set piece in the ninth minute of play, as the
ball was played by forward Bridgett Miller with the header-finish by
The Broncos took the 2-0 lead in the 50th minute when Aozasa scored,
finishing a bouncing ball played through the 18-yard box by forward
Oregon scored its goal in the 54th minute when junior defender Taylor Jones hooked up with senior forward Jen Stoltenberg
for her seventh goal of the season. Jones played a pass over the top of
the SCU defense to Stoltenberg, who one-timed a shot into the corner
for the score.
Stoltenberg and fellow senior Kirstie Kuhns each had four shots in the match to lead UO. The Ducks and the Broncos each had four shots on goal.
Ducks to Face No. 4 Portland Friday Night
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