Oregon women drop soccer opener
North Carolina State 4, Oregon 1
At Pape Field
HIGHLIGHTS: The 23rd-ranked Wolfpack, who return 11 starters from an NCAA tournament team, started fast with two goals in the first 26 minutes. Four players scored for NC State.
Brianne Parsons scored for Oregon in the 67th minute with an assists from Mia Costa and Sofia Chambers.
KEY STATS: Oregon put only three of 10 shots on target while all six NC State shots were on goal.
RECORDS: Oregon 0-1-0; NC State 1-0-0.
QUOTE: "We've got to clean up a few things defensively. We allowed three shots in the first half, and two goals. We're not gonna win if we give up soft goals." — Oregon coach Kat Mertz.
NEXT: Oregon plays host to Kansas State at 1 p.m. Sunday.