Soccer Returns Home to Host Portland
Oregon plays its only home game in a six-match span Friday when the Ducks host Portland at Pape' Field (7 p.m., Pac-12 Live Stream). Oregon finishes the weekend against Portland State at Hillsboro Stadium Sunday at 1 p.m. (ESPN+).
WHAT TO WATCH
• Oregon is undefeated (3-0-3) through its first six matches of the season for just the second time in the modern era (1996-present). The 2006 team opened the year 5-0-1 before falling to UC Irvine in its seventh contest.
• SCOREGON! The Ducks have scored 16 goals in six games in 2021. Contrast that to last season when the Ducks found the net 12 times in 16 games.
• When Friday's match kicks off, no one will have played in more games in Oregon history than Chardonnay Curran. She currently sits on 79. Friday, she'll tie five players for the school record with her 80th match played and is on pace to break the record Sunday at Portland State.
• Junior F Ally Cook is third in the Pac-12 in scoring nationally at 0.83 goals per game. She has a career-best five goals in six games in 2021. Cook has 14 career goals which is seventh on the UO career list. Half of those goals (seven) have been game-winners.
• Senior MF Zoe Hasenauer, who has four assists on the season, is now tied for third fourth in UO career assists with 15. She is just three helpers behind UO career record holder Jen Stoltenberg (18, 2007-10).
• Zoe Hasenauer was named the Pac-12 offensive player of the week on Sept. 13 after scoring the game-winner in the 87th minute Sept. 9 at Texas and assisting a Kess Elmore goal Sept. 12 at Baylor. Elmore assisted Hasenauer's goal at Texas.
• Oregon returns all 11 starters from last season's squad that posted the Ducks' first winning record (6-5-5) since 2006 (12-6-2), including all-conference picks Zoe Hasenauer, Croix Soto and Leah Freeman. Freeman was also named to the Pac-12 all-freshman team.