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Ducks Fall to Boise State

Sep 4, 2022

EUGENE, Ore. – Jordan Snyder scored for the second straight game but it wasn't enough as the Ducks fell to Boise State, 3-1, Sunday in front of 482 at Papé Field.
 
How it Happened: Boise State (2-2-1) jumped ahead with a goal in the second minute and added another in the 18th minute for a 2-0 lead.
 
In the second half, Snyder got Oregon (1-1-3) back into it with a goal in the 63rd minute that made the score 2-1.
 
Ajanae Respass stole the ball away from Boise State's defense and tipped it back to Caitlyn McCulloch. McCulloch, a freshman from Orinda, Calif., found Snyder open at the top of the box. Snyder then split two defenders and ripped a shot into the upper right corner of the net from 15 yards out.

 
The Ducks pressed for the equalizer for the next 15 minutes but the Broncos put the game away with a third goal in the 78th minute.
 
"We created enough chances to win the game," said Oregon head coach Graeme Abel, whose team outshot Boise State 19-9. "If we score a second goal then all of a sudden, it's a completely different game."
 
What It Means: Oregon's first loss of the season came despite attempting a season-high 12 corner kicks.
 
Quotable
Head Coach Graeme Abel on how Oregon has adjusted due to injuries
"You've got to give credit to the kids. We don't have many bodies to rotate. They're doing a heck of a job. Players are playing positions that they're not used to."

 
Notable: Oregon's 12 corner kicks were the most by the Ducks since attempting 14 against Oregon State in 2017. … Prior to this week, Snyder had played in 15 career games and had attempted two shots. This weekend against Texas and Boise State, the senior from Mercer Island, Wash., took three shots, scored twice and hit the post on the third. … Respass and McCulloch recorded their first career assists. … Freshman Rieley Petkovich made her first appearance as a Duck. … Zoe Hasenauer continues to climb the UO career games played and games started lists. Sunday was her 78th career game played (tied for ninth with Maryn Beutler, 2012-16) and 76th career start (tied for fifth with Allison Newton, 2005-08, and former teammate Mia Palmer, 2017-21). … The Ducks played their fifth consecutive match without returning starters Kess Elmore, Caitlin Shaw and Croix Soto, while three players who started games earlier this season – True Dydasco, Callan Harrington and Bel Rolley – were also unavailable Sunday.
 
Up Next: Santa Clara, Thursday, 6 p.m. (Pac-12 Network).
 
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