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UO to Host Rival Oregon State Friday Night
Courtesy: GoDucks.com
Release Date: 10/06/2010
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EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon soccer team (4-5-2) will begin the Pac-10 Conference portion of its schedule this Friday with a home match against No. 25 Oregon State (8-1-1). Match time for the Ducks-Beavers contest is slated for 7 p.m. (PT) at Pape’ Field in Eugene.

Friday's match is both Breast Cancer Awareness Night and Back to School Night. UO students and faculty are eligible for prizes (round-trip airfare for 2 to Las Vegas and first 100 students through gate receiving pizza). Click here for more information on promotions and give-aways.

Live audio/video (O-Zone pay service) and live statistics will be available through goducks.com. The Ducks lead the all-time series over the Beavers, 6-5-3. OSU won last year’s outing, a 2-0 result at Paul Lorenz Field in Corvallis. UO and OSU played to a scoreless draw in the 2008 meeting in Eugene.

OREGON SOCCER TO VOLUNTEER AT EUGENE’S RACE FOR THE CURE
The Oregon soccer team is working in conjunction with the University of Oregon Athletic Department’s O Heroes to volunteer with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, more specifically the Komen Eugene Race for the Cure set to take place on Oct. 10. It’s the nation’s largest charity walk/run raising awareness of and funding for breast cancer detection, treatment and research for the cure. More information on the race and other information regarding volunteering to help can be found online at komenoregon.org.

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 (75) and shots (216), while ranking third in goals (29). Miles, from Salem, Ore., ranks second in career shutouts (12), third in goalkeeper wins (21) and

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 51-47-12 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 80-85-22 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, 46) and shots taken (fourth, 175). Senior forward Jen Stoltenberg’s 63 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 TIME OUT FOR OREGON
The Ducks took a 1-1 tie into halftime against No. 4 Portland, but UP rallied for a 4-1 victory in front of a crowd of 4,458 last Friday at Merlo Field - Clive Charles Soccer Complex.

Portland (11-1-0) got on the board in the seventh minute when forward Halley Kreminski scored a goal assisted by defender Jessica Tsao. But Oregon came back to equalize the match just one minute later on an unassisted score by senior forward Jen Stoltenberg. The Ducks’ leading goal scorer the last three seasons, Stoltenberg scored her eighth goal of 2010 when she got in behind the Pilots’ defense for a break-away and beat goalkeeper Erin Dees 1-v-1.

The Pilots took a 2-1 advantage in the 54th minute with the game-winning goal by Tsao, who worked a give-and-go with forward Micaela Capelle and finished inside the 6-yard box. Forward Michelle Cruz gave UP the 3-1 lead in the 61st minute, re-directing a pass played into the 18-yard box. Midfielder Sophie Schmidt scored the fourth goal in the 87th minute on a free kick from 26-yards out.

UO junior goalkeeper Cody Miles played the entire match and recorded five saves. Seniors Kirstie Kuhns and Bree Rowe, sophomores Lauren Thompson and Scout Libke, and freshman Achijah Berry also played the full 90 minutes for Oregon. The Ducks’ back line was depleted in the first half when junior Taylor Jones left the match with an injury.

Portland finished the match with the edge in shots (18-5) and corner kicks (7-0). It was just the second time all season that the Ducks were out-shot in a match. Both teams were whistled for five fouls.



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