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Ducks Open Pac-12 Play with Defending NCAA Champion Stanford

Feb 25, 2021

Match Notes: Week 3

Oregon opens Pac-12 play against defending NCAA champion Stanford Friday at 6 p.m. at Pape' Field. Two days later, the Ducks host a nonconference game against California (12 p.m.).

• With two shots Feb. 19 against Sacramento State, including one goal, Zoe Hasenauer moved into a tie for 10th in UO career shots with 94. She tied Maryn Beutler (2012-16).
• Sophomore Ally Cook scored her sixth career goal (third career game-winner) in Oregon's 1-0 win against Gonzaga on Feb. 7. She attempted a career-best six shots Feb. 19 at Sacramento State.
• Making two saves Feb. 7 versus Gonzaga, Leah Freeman became the first UO freshman goalkeeper to win a season opener since Jessie Chatfield in 2005. She added three more saves Feb. 19 against Sacramento State.
• Graeme Abel, the Ducks' fourth head coach in the modern era (1996-present), brings a pair of World Cup championships with him to Eugene after serving as an assistant coach for the U.S. National Team in 2015 and 2019.
• The Ducks return four of their top five goal scorers from last season: Jordan Wormdahl (7), Ally Cook (5), Zoe Hasenauer (4) and Maya Hahn (3).

The Ducks started an experienced back line at Sacramento State: seniors Mia Palmer and Chardonnay Curran, junior Chai Cortez and sophomore Croix Soto. Combined, they have 133 starts for the Ducks (Curran - 51, Palmer - 44, Cortez - 21, Soto - 17).

The 2020-21 season marked the first time since 2015 that Oregon entered a season without a goalkeeper who has starting experience. The last time that happened followed the graduation of Abby Steele in 2014 when freshman Halla Hinriksdottir won the starting job in 2015.

Junior Zoe Hasenauer ranks tenth in UO career assists (9) and shots (94) and is knocking on the door of the career points list (8 away).