Ducks Open Pac-12 Play at No. 3 UCLA
Oregon opens Pac-12 play at defending champion and third-ranked UCLA Friday in Los Angeles (7 p.m., Pac-12 Network).
WHAT TO WATCH
• The Ducks are undefeated through their first eight games of the season (5-0-3) for the first time since 1981.
• Dating back to last season, Oregon is unbeaten in its last 10 games (6-0-4). That is the Ducks' longest such streak since going 21 consecutive matches (17-0-4) without dropping a game over the course of the 1980 and 1981 seasons.
• SCOREGON! The Ducks have scored 18 goals in eight games in 2021. Contrast that to last season when the Ducks found the net 12 times in 16 games.
• Chardonnay Curran set the school record by playing in her 81st career game last Sunday at Portland State. She also moved into the UO top 10 in career matches started (73). Curran scored the game-winner in the 83rd minute in Friday's win against Portland. She has two career game-winners. Both have come against the Pilots.
• The Ducks and goalkeeper Leah Freeman have three shutouts in the last four matches. Freeman ranks third in the conference with a 0.55 goals against average. Freeman also ranks fourth in the conference and 19th nationally in shutouts with four.
• Junior F Ally Cook is seventh in the Pac-12 in scoring at 0.62 goals per game. She has a career-best five goals so far 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.