EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon soccer team (5-8-3, 1-3-1) returns home for a Friday night match against Arizona (5-9-2, 1-4-0) and Sunday’s Senior Day contest against Arizona State (8-4-3, 2-2-1). The Ducks and the Wildcats will face off at 7 p.m. (PT), while the UO-ASU match is set for 12 p.m.
Live audio/video (O-Zone) and live statistics for both matches are available at goducks.com.
The Ducks have the edge in the series history with Arizona, 8-3-2. The Oregon-Arizona State all-time series is in favor of ASU, 7-5-2. UO split matches on the Arizona road trip a year ago, a 5-2 win over the Wildcats and a 2-1 loss to the Sun Devils.
STOLTENBERG TIES CAREER POINTS MARK AT OREGON
Senior forward Jen Stoltenberg, who on the career has 33 goals and 17 assists, recently tied the school record for career points (83) held by former UO great Nicole Garbin. Stoltenberg achieved the feat in one fewer match than Garbin, who tallied 34 goals and 15 assist in 76 career outings. Stoltenberg already broke the career assist record (17) at Oregon, a mark set by her former teammate Teresa Bowns. She also ranks second all-time in shots (237), 20 behind Garbin who also leads that category.
LAST WEEKEND’S MATCHES
The Ducks dropped a 2-0 decision at Washington but rebounded with a decisive 3-1 road win at Washington State in a pair of conference matches last week.
Against the Huskies, Oregon out-shot UW in the match (13-12) including a 7-5 edge in first-half shots. UO junior goalkeeper Lindsay Parlee had six saves in playing all 90 minutes for the Ducks. Senior forward Jen Stoltenberg had a team-high four shots and was one of four UO players to tally a shot on goal. Fellow senior forward Rianna Mansfield and sophomore midfielder Scout Libke each had three shots.
In the 3-1 road win over Washington State, Stoltenberg scored two goals as the Ducks rallied to score three unanswered goals (28, 63, 64) for the win. After Stoltenberg’s first goal in the 28th minute, it was freshman forward Brynne Konkel who scored the game-winner in the 63rd minute on a goal assisted by sophomore forward Kelsey Hones. Oregon took the decisive 3-1 advantage 88 seconds later when Stoltenberg tallied her 12th goal of the season, assisted by sophomore midfielder Julie Armstrong.
UO finished the match with a 20-18 shot advantage, including the 10-7 edge in shots on goal. Stoltenberg led all players with a match-high seven shots, four of which were on frame. Hones added three total shots, two on goal, while Armstrong added three shots (two on target) in making her return to the starting lineup.
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 52-50-13 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 81-88-23 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 shots (fourth, 241) and team saves (fourth, 69). Senior forward Jen Stoltenberg’s 84 shots (5.25 shpg) ranks second in the Pac-10, while she is third in points (28) and goals (12) and tied for eighth in assists (4).
STOLTENBERG RECOGNIZED BY TOPDRAWERSOCCER.COM
Senior forward Jen Stoltenberg is listed on TopDrawerSoccer.com’s College Players to Watch Top 100 Upperclass Women’s Rankings. The Mission Viejo, Calif., product is No. 37 on the website’s listing, which is comprised of sophomores, juniors, and seniors only, and will be updated weekly.
THIRD NCAA RPI REPORT PUBLISHED
The Ducks are No. 97 in the third NCAA Women’s Soccer RPI report generated Monday, Oct. 25. UO ranked No. 109 (out of a possible 322) in the first report of the season published on Oct. 5, and No. 90 in the second report which came out on Oct. 18.
As part of its difficult non-conference schedule, the Ducks faced three teams currently ranking in the top 23 of the index (No. 2 Portland, No. 11 Oklahoma State and No. 23 Santa Clara). Seven Pac-10 Conference schools rank in the top 44 (No. 1 Stanford, No. 13 Arizona State, No. 19 UCLA, No. 24 USC, No. 27 Oregon State, No. 35 Washington, No. 44 California). The Ducks are at No. 97, Arizona is No. 99 while Washington State ranks No. 111.
DUCKS VOLUNTEER FOR EUGENE’S RACE FOR THE CURE
The Oregon soccer team worked 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 which took 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 can be found online at komenoregon.org.
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