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Arizona soccer travels on the road to face Oregon State

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Antonia Muskat

Forward, Jordan Hall, slides in to pass the ball at the Arizona women’s soccer match against Pepperdine on Sunday, Sept. 11 in Tucson, Arizona. Wildcats would loose 0-2.

The Arizona soccer team will face Oregon State University on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at Paul Lorenz Field at Patrick Wayne Valley Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon.

The Beavers (3-6-4, 0-4-1 in Pac-12 play) will seek their first conference win this season against Arizona and aim to end their three-game losing streak against the Wildcats this Friday. Arizona (4-6-3, 1-4 in Pac-12 play) is in a similar position, currently on a four-game losing streak, and is also looking to return to the win column and play a complete game, which has been elusive in recent weeks.

History

Arizona leads the all-time series against Oregon State 14-10 and holds the longest win streak in the series at eight games. The last time these two teams met was last season when Arizona hosted Oregon State on Oct. 27, 2022, defeating the Beavers 3-2. In that game, the Wildcats and the Beavers were tied 2-2, until Jordan Hall passed the ball to Nicole Dallin for their third and final goal of the night, sealing the Wildcats’ victory.

Wildcats to Watch:

Cameron Valladares (#8) – Forward

Valladares has been one of Arizona’s standout players all season. With 19 shots taken and 4 goals, they are second-best on the team. For the Wildcats to secure victory in this matchup, expect another strong offensive performance, and Valladares is a key player leading the charge in this aspect of the game. Arizona cannot afford a slow start against Oregon State; it is crucial that they initiate a fast start offensively and maintain control of the match throughout.

Hope Hisey (#0) – Goalkeeper

Hisey is coming off a season-high of 4 goals given up. Expect her to focus on the finer details in this matchup against the Beavers. As the last line of defense, it’s on her shoulders to prevent Oregon State from getting any easy scoring opportunities. Hisey has had an impressive 2023 season overall, but after last week’s lackluster performance, she is due for a rebound, and this game offers the perfect opportunity for that.

This game is going to be evenly contested between both teams, so if Arizona hopes to come out on top, they must figure out what works early and maintain it throughout the match.


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