Women’s Soccer

Manny Martin’s journey, from Portugal to the Oregon soccer team

By on Monday, Jan. 26 at 7:52 am.

Before every game, there is a moment when Oregon women’s soccer assistant coach Emanuel Martins fights back tears. It’s when everyone stands, puts their hands on their hearts and sings “The Star Spangled Banner.” That’s when the memories flood in. He remembers playing soccer in the streets of Lisbon, Portugal, living alone as a teenager in […]

Oregon women’s soccer: Three Ducks earn Pac-12 Honors

By on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 6:22 pm.

Oregon women’s soccer had three players recognized after the Pac-12 released the all-conference teams Tuesday afternoon. Seniors Bri Pugh and Abby Steele were both named as honorable mentions to the All-Pac-12 team while redshirt freshman Caitlyn Wong was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team. “I am excited for Bri, Abby and Caitlyn for their honors,” […]

Oregon women’s soccer dominated by No. 1 UCLA

By on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 5:03 pm.

Oregon women’s soccer played host to defending national champions No. 1 UCLA Sunday afternoon at Papé Field. They lost 5-0. The Bruins had plenty of players get involved in the offense, enjoying goals from four different people on seven assists. Defender Caprice Dydasco, forward Kylie McCarthy, forward Taylor Smith and midfielder Sam Mewis all got on […]

Oregon soccer reaps benefits with transfer Marlo Sweatman on and off the field

By on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2:04 pm.

There are certain qualities that a soccer coach looks for in a potential recruit. Someone with a confident touch on the ball, the ability to perform in high-pressure situations, and a demonstrated commitment to the game. The University of Oregon women’s soccer program acquired these assets when sophomore midfielder Marlo Sweatman transferred last spring. The […]

Q&A: Oregon women soccer’s Kristen Parr after Sunday’s loss to Colorado

By on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 7:29 pm.

On Sunday, Oregon women’s soccer fell to 6-5-2 after their 2-1 loss to Colorado. The Ducks got on the board early, with Kristen Parr tallying her second goal of the season in the seventh minute. It was the second goal of the season for the junior from Bend, Oregon, who has led the Ducks in scoring in each of […]

Oregon women’s soccer: Ducks lose 2-1 to Colorado on late goal

By on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 5:59 pm.

After taking an early lead Oregon women’s soccer couldn’t find a way to hold on, losing 2-1 against Colorado Sunday afternoon at Papé Field. “Pac-12 points are hard to come by,” Oregon coach Kat Mertz said. “You are always fighting for a point here or there, so to see it disappear like that is disappointing.” […]

Bri Pugh and Kristen Parr share a bond on and off the field

By on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 1:09 pm.

If one were to watch Oregon women soccer players Bri Pugh and Kristen Parr attempt what looks like a high-five, you’d notice that the execution between the two is mutually amiss. That is because they prefer to slap wrists to emphasize their shared inspiration with a note on the inside of both of their wrists that reads […]

Oregon soccer wins in overtime, Abby Steele claims record

By on Thursday, Sep. 25 at 8:01 pm.

As her team warmed up on the field before their Pac-12 season debut against Washington, Oregon head coach Kat Mertz just wanted the music to be louder. By the time Oregon completed its 1-0 overtime victory against the Huskies within the friendly confines of Papé Field Thursday afternoon, her ears had to be ringing with […]