Oregon Upsets No. 15 Colorado, 2-1
Sept. 6, 2009
EUGENE, Ore. -- Junior forward Jen Stoltenberg scored her second and third goals of the season to lead the University of Oregon soccer team to a 2-1 victory over No. 15 Colorado on Sunday afternoon in Boulder, Colo. The Ducks improved their season mark to 2-1-1 overall with the win, while the Buffaloes dropped to 3-2 on the year.
Stoltenberg, from Mission Viejo, Calif., scored an unassisted goal in the 15th minute when she dribbled past CU defenders and beat goalkeeper Kara Linder just under the cross bar. Her second goal of the contest came in the 63rd minute, another unassisted score where she dribbled past a CU defender before putting it past Linder.
"It was an awesome effort from every single player on the field," head coach Tara Erickson said. "We came out with a new attitude today in both scoring goals and defending."
Colorado came right back to score just four minutes later when Shaye Marshall netted a goal in the 67th minute past UO sophomore goalkeeper Cody Miles.
Colorado out-shot the Ducks 18-9, including 11-6 over the final 45 minutes. CU held a small advantage in corner kicks, 3-0. Oregon was whistled for 16 fouls to the Buffaloes' five.
"Our defenders handled the pressure their forwards put on us, especially late in the match. Cody Miles was excellent in goal," Erickson said.
Miles had four saves to go with one goal allowed in 90 minutes of action for the Ducks. Three Oregon defenders also played the duration of the match, with senior Dani Oster, junior Mercedes Walters and freshman Nicole Bakke holding down the back.
Stoltenberg led the Ducks with three shots, all three of which were on goal. Senior midfielder Teresa Bowns added two shots, while four other Oregon players recorded a shot.
CU forward Nikki Marshall had a match-high five shots in the contest, two on goal. Kinder played all 90 minutes in goal, recording two saves to go with the two goals allowed.
Oregon (2-1-1) returns to action returns to action next weekend when the Ducks host the Oregon Nike Tournament at Pape' Field in Eugene. UO will play Loyola Marymount on Friday night at 7 p.m. and Seattle University on Sunday at 1 p.m. Oregon State will play neutral-site contests with both LMU and Seattle U. to round-out the tournament field.