The Oregon women’s soccer team looks to stay perfect at Pape Field when it hosts top-ranked Stanford at 5 p.m. Thursday.
The Ducks (7-3-1, 1-2) have dropped two straight matches as they prepare to play five straight against teams that made last year’s NCAA Tournament. Oregon is 2-1 this season against teams that made the postseason last year.
The Ducks have gone 6-0 at home by outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 10-1.
Senior Marissa Everett ranks fourth in the conference with six goals and junior Emma Eddy is 10th with five. Goalkeeper Halla Hinriksdottir ranks among the conference leaders with six shutouts and a 0.71 goals-against average.
Stanford’s Catarina Macario and Sophia Smith each have six goals on the season.
The Cardinal (10-0-1, 3-0) are the defending national champions and coming off a 1-0 overtime victory against second-ranked USC. Stanford has won its first three conference matches after finishing nonconference play with a 1-1 tie against No. 7 Santa Clara.
Stanford visits UO for the first time since 2013 and becomes the first No. 1-ranked team to play at Pape Field since 2011 when the Cardinal was No. 1 and defeated the Ducks 2-0. Stanford is 20-0-1 all-time against Oregon.