Soccer: Ducks Announce 2013 Schedule

EUGENE, Ore. -- Head coach Kat Mertz and the University of Oregon soccer program have announced the 2013 schedule which features 13 home matches to be played at Papé Field in Eugene, Ore. In addition, 10 of the Ducks' contests this upcoming season will be televised on Pac-12 Networks.

Highlighting the 19-game regular-season schedule is a home contest with perennial power Portland (Aug. 24), the Oregon Nike Tournament (Aug. 30-Sept. 1) featuring home games against Wisconsin and Texas, and a strong 11-game Pac-12 Conference line up.

Oregon starts out the season with an exhibition game at UC Davis (Aug. 17). The Ducks will play additional non-conference matches against Portland State (Aug. 23), Hawai'i (Sept. 6), UC Irvine (Sept. 8), BYU (Sept. 12) and San Francisco (Sept. 20).

The early September match against the Longhorns will be televised, one of three of Oregon's non-conference matches to be broadcast by Pac-12 Networks. UO's home matches with Hawai'i and BYU are also set for television.

The Ducks will play home Pac-12 matches against Washington State (Sept. 26), Arizona (Oct. 11), Arizona State (Oct. 13), Stanford (Oct. 25) and California (Oct. 28).

UO plays six of its 11 conference matches on the road, traveling to Utah (Oct. 4), Colorado (Oct. 6), Washington (Oct. 18), USC (Nov. 1), UCLA (Nov. 3) and Oregon State (Nov. 7).

Seven of Oregon's league games are scheduled to be televised. The Ducks face the Cougars, Buffaloes, Huskies, Cardinal, Golden Bears, Bruins and Beavers on Pac-12 Networks.

UO returns 21 players, including seven starters, from last year's squad which finished the regular-season 8-10-2 overall and 3-7-1 in Pac-12 Conference action.

2013 Schedule
Aug. 17 at UC Davis (exhibition)
Aug. 23 vs. Portland State
Aug. 24 vs. Portland
Aug. 30 vs. Wisconsin #
Sept. 1 vs. Texas #
Sept. 6 vs. Hawai'i
Sept. 8 vs. UC Irvine
Sept. 12 vs. BYU
Sept. 20 vs. San Francisco
Sept. 26 vs. Washington State *
Oct. 4 at Utah *
Oct. 6 at Colorado *
Oct. 11 vs. Arizona *>/b>
Oct. 13 vs. Arizona State *
Oct. 18 at Washington *
Oct. 25 vs. Stanford *
Oct. 28 vs. California *
Nov. 1 at USC *
Nov. 3 at UCLA *
Nov. 7 at Oregon State *

# - Oregon Nike Tournament
* - Pac-12 Conference Game
Televised Games in Bold

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