EUGENE, Ore.-- The Ducks return from Salt Lake City, Utah after dropping a match to Pac-12 foes Utah 3-1 on Friday afternoon. Coming to Eugene to face UO this week are Arizona and Arizona State on Friday and Sunday, respectively. Oregon looks to improve on is 6-7-2 overall record this season.
The 5-7-2 Arizona Wildcats come to town after losing to Stanford 4-1 in their last outing. Arizona is currently 1-3-2 in conference play. Head coach Lisa Oyen is in her eighth season with UA. Oregon leads the all time series 9-4-2.
Arizona State is currently 6-8-1 overall and 2-4-0 in Pac-12 play. Kevin Boyd is in his sixth season as the Sun Devils’ head coach. ASU leads the Ducks 8-6-2 historically.
NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE
The Ducks return home to Pape’ Field to host Arizona and Arizona State on Friday, Oct. 19th and Sunday, Oct. 21st, respectively. Arizona is currently 5-6-3 and 1-2-2 in the conference, while Arizona stand at 6-7-1 and 1-2-2.
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. The current record is now 944 people at the UCLA game on Oct. 5th.
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. 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 ninth place on the all time goals list as her eleven career goals now surpass Kristi Morris’ total of 10 from 1996-99.
Libke is also currently eighth place on Oregon’s all time points list with 30 points off of 11 goals and eight assists throughout her illustrious career.