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Ducks Fall to ASU on Late Goals


EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon played one of its most compete games of the season only to see Arizona State score twice in the final nine minutes as the Ducks dropped a 2-0 decision to the Sun Devils Friday at Papé Field.
“I thought we were outstanding,” said coach Graeme Abel. “I just said to the team that it’s a really cruel game, we’re obviously on that side of it right now. But I thought we were awesome. I thought we were brave in terms of game plan.
“They keep fighting and battling every single week and we keep getting better and better.”
How It Happened: Oregon (0-12-2, 0-6-0) matched a season high with 12 shots.
The Ducks played an aggressive first half, earning six corner kicks and outshooting the Sun Devils (9-2-4, 4-1-1), 9-7.
Oregon sent a pair of shots at ASU’s goal in the opening moments of the match. Livvy Moore hammered a line drive in the eighth minute that was stopped by ASU’s goalkeeper. Seconds later, Cameron Bourne fired a strike that was just over the crossbar.
In the 21st minute, Trinity Morales attempted a shot across the goal that barely trickled outside the far post.
Ryann Reynolds had two shots on frame for the Ducks in the first half, while Moore and Ajanae Respass each attempted one.
“I think it’s really fun out there,” said Moore. “We started to put together the…

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