FOLLOW THE DUCK ACTION
For Duck fans not able to make it to Paul Lorenz Field for the clash between the Ducks and Beavers, live stats will be available courtesy of Oregon State. Fans can gain access by heading to GoDucks.com and go to the soccer schedule page to get the link.
While admission to Friday's match is free, OSU will be collecting canned food items for Community Outreach. Their partnership with Community Outreach started in 2008 and they have been able to collect around 700 to 1,000 canned food items a season.
GOODBYE FOR NOW...
Oregon broke ground on its new soccer and lacrosse facility on Thursday (10/27/11) at 1 p.m., which means last weekend's matches were the last to be played at Pape' Field. The first soccer match was played at Pape Field in 1998, which resulted in a 3-1 win for the Ducks against Tennessee. Completion of the new complex is anticipated to be ready for use during the summer of 2012.
ALL IN FOR OREGON
UO has six players that have appeared in all 19 matches this season. But only one can say she has played every single minute this season and that player is junior Scout Libke. A close second is redshirt junior Lauren Thompson, who was seven minutes shy of Libke's mark. Thompson played 83 minutes in the New Hampshire match, thus falling short.
NEW LEADERS AT THE FRONT
Oregon's leading-goal scorer and assist provider Julie Armstrong (4 goals, 3 assists) has been dinged up and played sparingly since the beginning of Pac-12 action, but the rest of the Ducks have rallied to make up in terms of her missing statistics. Scout Libke notched her team-leading fourth goal in a 1-1 draw against UW, while Mo Fitzgerald served her team-high fourth assist to Achijah Berry in UO's 1-0 win.
LOOKING TO TURN THE TABLES
The Beavers own a 10-6-3 all-time record against the Ducks, but UO will be looking to turn the tables in the rivalry to erase the 3-2 result from last year's meeting.
PLAYING IT TOUGH
The Ducks have faced a tough slate during the 2011-12 campaign. Thus far on the season, Oregon has faced six ranked opponents and add one more to that total when they face #21 Oregon State Friday night. Friday will be the fourth straight match against a ranked opponent for Oregon.
CHIPPING IN FOR THE CAUSE
The youngest Ducks have also been chipping in where it counts: goals. As a team, Oregon has tallied 18 goals on the season. Freshmen Shanelle Simien (1) and Bri Pugh (3) and Ally Aschbacher (1) have added five of those goals.
THE RAREST GEM
On Bri Pugh's third goal of the season, Lindsay Parlee tallied her first career assist. Why is this so rad? Parlee is the goalkeeper and the feat has only occurred two other times in Oregon history, but by the same person. Former UO goalkeeper Sarah Peters had two during the 2001 campaign against Gonzaga and Arizona.
THE FUTURE IS SO BRIGHT WE NEED SUNGLASSES
Normally teams lean on the term "rebuilding year" when a ton of new players are added to a roster, but Oregon has capitalized on this and has a nice job of working the freshmen into the rotation all season. Freshman Bri Pugh, who has three goals on the season, is second on the team in shots with 26 right behind junior Maddy Mercier, who leads the team with 29. Pugh is also third on the team in points with six. Of the six Ducks that have appeared in every match this season, three were freshman. Additionally, nine freshmen played significant minutes in 14 or more matches.