2018 Soccer Fixtures Released






Aug 09 @ Portland State (EX)* 1:00 pm  
Aug 17 Stony Brook 7:00 pm Oregon LiveStream
Aug 19 Clemson 5:00 pm Pac-12 Networks
Aug 24 @ Nebraska 5:00 pm  
Aug 26 @ Kansas** 8:00 am  
Aug 31 Dartmouth 7:00 pm Oregon LiveStream-2
Sep 02 Gonzaga 4:00 pm Oregon LiveStream
Sep 14 @ Portland 5:00 pm  
Sep 16 Idaho 1:00 pm Oregon LiveStream
Sep 21 Utah 7:00 pm Oregon LiveStream
Sep 27 @ Washington State 7:00 pm Pac-12 Networks
Sep 30 @ Washington 2:00 pm Pac-12 Networks
Oct 04 Stanford 5:00 pm Pac-12 Networks
Oct 07 California 1:00 pm Oregon LiveStream
Oct 13 @ Colorado 12:00 pm Colorado LiveStream-2
Oct 18 @ UCLA 6:00 pm Pac-12 Networks
Oct 21 @ USC 1:00 pm USC LiveStream
Oct 25 Arizona State 5:00 pm Pac-12 Networks
Oct 28 Arizona 12:00 pm Oregon LiveStream
Nov 02 Oregon State 6:00 pm Pac-12 Networks
* Hillsboro, OR    ** Lincoln, NE



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Quick Hits: Women’s basketball ranked No. 6, Bamford returns to acro and tumbling

To kick off its final month of regular season play, Oregon women’s basketball is preparing to face the Cal Golden Bears, as well as the Stanford Cardinal. The Ducks currently hold the No. 6 spot in the most recent AP poll shown on

Men’s basketball face the same matchup on the road against Cal and Stanford. The Ducks may be on to something, having come off back-to-back wins in the teams most recent games facing UCLA and Oregon State.

Oregon acro and tumbling welcomed back two of its former athletes, Keenyn Won and Megan Bamford, to the coaching staff. The Ducks are scheduled to start the season off against Concordia in Wisconsin Feb. 5.

Oregon softball heads into its 2018 season ranked third in a preseason poll released by USA Today. The Ducks first game is scheduled for Feb. 8 against No. 25 Georgia, to be played in the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona.

Men’s tennis got off to a rocky start in its first road trip of the season, losing to both No.12 Stanford and No. 19 Cal in the ITA Kick-Off in Berkeley, California. Thomas Laurent and Cormac Clissold are on track to challenge the universities program record for most doubles wins.

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Ducks Claim Pair of Conference Victories

img_8373gThe Oregon Ducks relied first on their defense then found some much needed offense in sweeping Arizona and Arizona State in Pac-12 women’s soccer play over the weekend at Pape` Field.

After struggling to find the back of the net for most of the season, the Ducks broke the ice a bit with a 1-0 win over the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday to pick up their first conference win of the season.

Statistically, the Wildcats had the advantage in most categories, out shooting the Ducks 15-10 overall and enjoyed an 8-3 margin in shots on goal.

Keepers Halla Hinriksdottir and Katelyn Carter combined for the clean sheet with Hinriksdottir being credited for the win and six of the eight saves recorded.

Maryn Beutler pounced on a loose ball in the box inside the 31st minute to give the Ducks the goal they needed for the win.

The offense came to life in a big way against the Arizona State Sun Devils on Sunday. Again it was Beutler who got the parade started with an assist from Marissa Everett, beating the ASU keeper to the near side in the fifth minute of play.

Bruner and Abby Morrow scored in quick succession in the early minutes of the second half for the Ducks with Sofia Chambers netting the final goal on a penalty kick.

After posting a non-conference mark of 6-2-1, picking up a pair of Pac-12 wins was a long time coming for head coach Kat Mertz.

“I know this team has the ability to do something special and we showed that in the first part of the non-conference schedule,” she said. “So it’s nice to be able to do that in Pac-12 play.”

Now 8-8-1 overall and 2-6-0 in conference, the Ducks face Washington and Washington State on the road before returning to host Oregon State in the season finale on November 4th First touch is set for 3:00 pm and the match will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.

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Ducks Fall To 10th-Ranked California

img_7397gThe 10th-ranked California Bears blanked the Oregon Ducks 2-0 Saturday evening at Pape` Field. The loss kept the Ducks winless in Pac-12 play at 0-6, 6-8-1 overall. The Bears remain unbeaten in conference at 5-0-1 and 12-2-1 for the year.

A penalty kick in the 20th minute was the Bears’ winning goal with an insurance tally added in the 61st minute.

Oregon was outshot 12-4 overall and 6-2 in shots on goal. The Bears also had the better of it in corner kicks 7-2.

‘There were some good moments out there,” said head coach Kat Mertz. “ … we just have to go back to work and get ready for Thursday.”

That will be when Oregon’s home stand continues with the Ducks hosting Arizona at Pape` Field with first touch set for 4:00 pm followed by the Sun Devils of Arizona State on Sunday 1:00 pm. Both the Sun Devils and the Wildcats are within reach in the standings, each is sitting just one game ahead of Oregon coming into the weekend series.

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Two Second Half Goals Lift USC Past Ducks

img_3427gLightening struck twice early in the second half for USC to give the Lady Trojans a 3-1 win over the Oregon Ducks Thursday afternoon at Pape` Field.

The loss kept the Ducks winless in the Pac-12 at 0-2-0 while USC stayed perfect at 2-0-0.

A first half penalty kick left Oregon trailing at midpoint 1-0. Just 42 seconds into the second half Sydney Sladek converted for USC; twenty-nine seconds later so did Morgan Andrews, both on assists by Leah Pruitt.

Sofia Chambers and Taylor Kuroda connected for Oregon’s only goal in the 76th minute. The goal was the first of the season for Kuroda.

With an overall record of 6-4-1, the Ducks return to Pape` Field Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm, hosting the UCLA Bruins.

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Ducks Fall to Pilots 1-0

img_0087The Oregon Ducks (6-1-2) fell to the University of Portland Pilots 1-0 Monday evening at Pape` Field to close out the non-conference portion of their schedule.

Scoreless at the half, the Pilots (5-2-2) were able to convert a set piece for the only goal of the match when Allison Wetherington sent a perfect cross into the box that was headed into the net by Alyssa Edenstrom.

It was the first goal allowed by Oregon keeper Halla Henriksdottir in 356 minutes of play, a new school record for the junior from Iceland.

For head coach Kat Mertz there were plenty of positives to be found despite the loss. “We’re disappointed to have given up a goal,” she said. “But we played some good soccer out there and created a lot of opportunities.”

The Ducks certainly had their chances, peppering the Pilot defense with 15 total shots with five on goal while holding Portland to a pair of shots, both of which were on frame. Oregon also held a 9-1 advantage in corner kicks.

With the start of Pac-12 play looming beginning with a tough road trip to perennial conference power Stanford, Mertz feels her team is ready for the challenge of the conference race.

“I feel good,” she said. “I feel like we can score goals … we have more depth than we’ve had before … We set a lot of goals for ourselves, so we’ll go back and reassess them and set new ones heading into Pac-12 play. Because we don’t have a conference tournament, we have to treat each game like a championship game.”

Part of Mertz’ optimism stems from the success Henriksdottir has enjoyed in goal for the Ducks this season.

“My confidence is definitely higher than it was last year,” Henriksdottir said “Having a season under my belt helps. I think after every single game, my confidence keeps increasing.”

As for the record setting scoreless streak, Henriksdottir was candid with her thoughts. “Having a record to my name is great. It’s something that I can look back and tell my grandkids about, but right now it’s all about how the team is doing.”

Following the Stanford match, the Ducks return to Pape` Field on Thursday, September 9th to host USC. First touch is set for 4:30 and the match will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks

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Second Half Attack Lifts Ducks

IMG_2274gThe Oregon Ducks blanked North Texas 3-nil Sunday afternoon at Pape` Field remain unbeaten at 5-0-1 and equal the best start for the program in 35 years.

A scoreless first half saw the possessions mostly equal with few opportunities for either team. That changed in the second half with the pitch tilting definitively in Oregon’s favor.

Jayne Lydiatt broke the tie with her second collegiate goal thanks to a nice assist from Ashlee Shultz that allowed Lydiatt to slip her defender at the top of the thirty. Home free, Lydiatt beat the keeper to the left side for the game winner.

Not content to defend the lead, Oregon continued on the attack and was rewarded quickly with Mia Costa rattling home a goal that caromed off a defender to double the Ducks’ advantage.

A picture perfect cross from the right side by Abby Morrow found Marissa Evert in the box and the sophomore forward deftly tapped the service into the short corner to complete the three-goal second-half outburst.

“Our girls’ willingness to fight for the full 90 minutes was impressive,” said Oregon head coach Kat Mertz. “North Texas is a great team, they are highly regarded and gave us a good fight. Instead of getting frustrated or complaining, we came out strong in the second half. We were able to put some fresh legs in there and let them run. Today’s win was an overall team effort and I’m really happy with the performance.”

In recording the combined clean sheet, keepers Halla Hinriksdottir and Kately Carter were untested with neither recording a save with the defense allowing a miserly four shots total. Oregon peppered the Mean Green keeper with 25 shots, a dozen of which were on frame.

The Ducks’ unbeaten string will be tested with a pair of tough road matches, facing UC Irvine on September 9th followed with a date at Cal State Fullerton on the 11th. Oregon will return to Pape` Field on Monday, September 19th to face Portland. First touch is set for 6:00 pm.



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Second Half Goals Keep Ducks Unbeaten

IMG_1409gThe Oregon Ducks rallied from a one goal deficit to defeat Boise State 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Pape` Field. With the result Oregon remained undefeated at 4-0-1.

Scoreless at the half the Broncos’ Eva Herrera beat Oregon keeper Katelyn Carter in the 65th minute, the first goal allowed by the Ducks in nearly 270 minutes.

Marlo Sweatman leveled at one the score thanks to assists from Jessica Yu and Bayley Bruner eight minutes later.

Oregon wasted little time in taking the lead 2-1. For the second time this season, junior forward Abby Morrow came up with the game winner just past the seventy-nine minute mark.

The Ducks out shot the Broncos 17-8 with a 9-3 advantage in shots on frame. Oregon also held the edge in corners, 8-4.

North Texas will close out the four game homestand on Sunday with first touch set for 1:00 pm.


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Ducks Stay Unbeaten, Stop Stephen F Austin 3-0

IMG_4050gThe Oregon Ducks extended their unbeaten string to four games Sunday afternoon with a 3-nil thrashing of Stephen F. Austin at Pape` Field.

The Ducks got the festivities started quickly with Maryn Beutler striking from the top of the 18 foot box to beat the LadyJacks keeper unassisted at the 4:29 mark.

Just over ten minutes later Mia Costa notched her first goal of the season off assists from Jayne Lydiatt and Caitlyn Wong.

Eight minutes into the second half Miranda Shulz pounced on a loose ball in the box and slotted a shot to the right of the keeper for the Ducks’ third and final marker.

With the early lead, the Ducks were content to lay back and play defense and then counter on the change of possession. As a result, Stephen F. Austin was rarely in position to threaten offensively. Oregon enjoyed a 12-3 advantage in shots taken and a 7-3 margin in shots on goal.

As they had in the home opening win over Nebraska on Friday, Katelyn Carter and Halla Hinriksdottir split the time in goal, each playing a half. Carter was credited with two saves and Hinriksdottir one as the pair combined for a second straight clean sheet.

Oregon will seek to extend their unbeaten skein with a pair of non-conference matches this week, opening with Boise State on Friday at 5:00 pm followed by North Texas on Sunday at 1:00.

~ Rick Morgan


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Ducks Blank Huskers In Home Opener

IMG_0245g Abby Morrow’s goal in the 64th minute lifted the Oregon Ducks to a 1-nil result against Nebraska Friday evening at Pape` Field.

The win kept the Ducks unbeaten on the young season at 2-0-1 and was the first win in program history over a Big XII school.

Keepers Katelyn Carter and Halla Hinriksdottir combined for the clean sheet with Carter credited for three saves in the opening 45 minutes and Hinriksdottir picking up a pair in the second half.

Oregon outshot the Huskers 9-6 with a 6-5 margin in shots on goal.

The first 45 minutes offered little in the way of offense with neither team unable to sustain many possessions into the forward third.

Morrow’s goal came on a counter attack with Abbey Shultz setting Morrow up with a nice touch after Bayley Bruner got clear of the defense on the right flank and lifted a nice cross into the box. Schultz settled the ball and slipped a short pass to Morrow in the center of the box and Morrow lifted the ball over the Nebraska keeper for the match’s only score.

“It feels awesome,” head coach Kat Mertz said of the victory. “I’ll definitely take it. Nebraska played really well and they are good at what they do. They have a great block of four in the midfield and they sit in quite nicely in the counter attack. That was something we prepared for and worked at all week and it helped us a lot tonight.”

A young roster has Mertz shuffling a number of new players into the lineup. “We certainly saw a lot of faces out there,” she said. “We are trying to rotate people and get some fresh legs to makes those key plays. We have a good handle on our front three and they’ve been working really well together. The nice thing is that whenever we make any kind of substitution, the level keeps growing and getting better. We have depth and that’s what you’re looking for in a college soccer team. You need depth to be able to win on Sunday’s and when you travel and have injuries.”

Mertz and her Ducks will try to extend their unbeaten streak to four games when they host Stephen F. Austin Sunday afternoon at 5:00 pm.

“Tonight’s win doesn’t do anything for us if we don’t change our focus and prepare for Sunday,” Mertz noted. “Stephen F. Austin continually wins their conference and they’re a tough team. You’re never quite sure what you’re going to get on a Sunday, but we’re taking it one game at a time, one practice at a time and one play at a time.”

~ Rick Morgan


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