There were no goals to write home about, but it wasn’t hard for Coach Kat Mertz to find positives after the Ducks finished off a scoreless draw with their in-state rivals. “We’ve been focusing on our team shape defensively,” Mertz said, “So you hold a Pac-12 team scoreless, it’s awesome but of course we want to [...]
When the Ducks tip off Saturday against Saint Louis in the third round of the NCAA tournament, at least one Oregon fan will find it bittersweet. This time last year, Oregon soccer coach Kat Mertz was the head coach for Saint Louis, and during her time there she became acquainted with the basketball program. “I have a [...]
Through eight years as head soccer coach for the Ducks, Tara Erickson experienced highs and lows. In 2006 she was voted Pac-10 Coach of the Year and at times her young teams overachieved. Unfortunately, in each of her eight seasons she failed to make the NCAA tournament, leading to Oregon not renewing her contract two [...]
Kat Mertz, women’s soccer head coach at Saint Louis University, has accepted the same position at the University of Oregon, according to both schools’ athletic departments. Mertz, who led the Billikens to a 5-9-4 record last year in her only season in Saint Louis, previously coached UNLV for five seasons between 2005-09. Her 49-39-19 record [...]
Tara Erickson, Oregon soccer’s all-time winningest coach, did not have her contract renewed by the University after what ended up being a disappointing season. In 2006, after the Ducks got off to a 6-1-2 record, Erickson was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year. However, in that season, just as in her seven other seasons as [...]
Oregon’s all-time winningest soccer coach has coached her last for the Ducks. Oregon will not renew the contract of head coach Tara Erickson, athletic director Rob Mullens announced Sunday. Erickson has been the Ducks’ coach since 2005 and was the Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 2006, but the Ducks have struggled in a very [...]
Oregon soccer took on the Oregon State Beavers in their final match of the season Friday, coming up with a 2-0 win for a final record of 8-10-2 overall — 3-7-1 in the conference. OSU finished 11-6-3 overall, 3-5-2 in conference play. The Ducks took to the rainy Papé Field on Friday looking to get [...]
The Oregon soccer team will finish out their season Friday at 4 p.m. at Papé Field against in-state rivals, OSU. The Ducks go into the game with a record of 7-10-2 overall and 2-7-1 in Pac-12 play, while the Beavers are at a strong 11-5-3 overall and 6-3-1 in the conference. At this point in the [...]
The Ducks women’s soccer team lost to the Washington State Cougars on Sunday 1-0 in what was their final road game. With the loss, Oregon falls to 7-9-2 overall and 2-6-1 in the conference. Washington State improved to 11-6-1 overall and 5-4-1 in the Pac-12. The final road trip of the season ended in disappointing [...]
In the final stretch of the season, the Ducks’ soccer team heads up to Washington to play the Huskies and Cougars. The Huskies will host the Ducks on Thursday at 7 p.m. Washington is currently sitting ninth in the conference — one spot above Oregon — with a record of 2-5-1 in the Pac-12 and [...]
After getting the best of Oregon State in their fall season-opening exhibition doubleheader, Oregon softball prepares to wrap up its autumn play. Next on the schedule for the Ducks is Corban University, slated for Saturday, Oct. 27. Despite playing a home game the same day as Oregon football, softball could benefit from the return crowds [...]
Oregon soccer team lost 2-1 to the Arizona State Sun Devils Sunday afternoon off a late go-ahead goal by junior defender Kaitlyn Pavlovich in the 84th minute of play. The loss sends the Ducks to 7-8-2 overall and 2-5-1 in the Pac-12. The Oregon girls took the field with aspirations of sweeping the state of [...]
The Oregon Ducks soccer team beat the Arizona Wildcats on Friday night 2-0 in a gritty defensive battle in the rain at Pape Field to increase their record to 6-7-2 overall and 1-4-1 in the Pac-12. With the loss, Arizona drops to 6-8-1 overall, 2-4-0 in conference play. 625 fans endured the rain to see [...]
The Oregon Ducks soccer team took to the road Friday in an attempt to turn their win against USC into a streak with a win against the Utah Utes but inevitably came up short. The loss put them at 6-7-2 overall and 1-4-1 in the Pac-12, not a record to be proud of. Oregon came [...]
The Ducks dominated the game in every facet but struggled to find the back of the net despite 21 shots on goal. The defense and midfielders came up huge in the game, almost always keeping the ball out of Oregon’s defensive zone and continually giving the offense good looks.
The Ducks fell to No. 3 UCLA Friday night at Pape Field in front of a record 944 fans to fall to 5-6-2 overall and 0-3-1 in the Pac-12.
Like the loss to BYU, this too was bittersweet.
The Ducks fell to the No. 19 California Golden Bears 2-0 Friday in Berkeley, Calif.
Freshman Kristen Parr has wasted little time in her first year in Eugene, she has already scored six goals in the Ducks’ first ten games to lead the team. The Ducks haven’t lost a game in which they’ve scored a goal.