EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon's Brooke Strawn headed home the game-winning goal in the 109th minute to give the Ducks at 2-1 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Sunday afternoon at Pape' Field.
The Titans (0-4-2), playing in their fifth overtime match of the year and their fourth in row, lost in extra time for the third time this season.
"This is a hard loss to take," head coach Demian Brown said. "I thought this was one of our best performances of the season. Unfortunately, the match ended with another heartbreaking goal in overtime. As a team we remain committed to our season goals and look forward to our next match at Fresno State."
Oregon (4-1-1) struck first in the 15th minute when Cal State Fullerton was whistled for a hand ball in the box, and Lilly Archer hammered the penalty kick past Titan goalkeeper Jennifer Stuart.
It was Oregon's first first-half score of the year as Fullerton's three previous goals had been scored after the 79th minute.
The score remained tied throughout the second half and first overtime until Strawn provided the match-winning goal for Oregon. Reilley Moore sent a free kick to the top of the box, and Archer headed the ball high into the air, but in the direction of the goal. Strawn tracked the ball in the air and put her head on it before she collided into a diving Stuart, allowing the ball to cross the goal line.
Cal State Fullerton remains on the road next week, traveling to Fresno State on Friday and Loyola Marymount on Sunday.
Notes: Cal State Fullerton is 1-1-0 all-time against Oregon… Fullerton holds a record of 11-27-11 against teams currently in the Pac-12…five of Fullerton's first six matches of the year have entered overtime, and the Titans are 0-3-2 in those games...Fullerton is 13-13-23 in extra time during Head Coach Demian Brown's eight seasons…the Titans are winless (0-5-3) in their last eight games on the road, dating back to a 2-1 double overtime win at USC on Sept. 22, 2013…Fullerton scored a goal in the first half for the first time this year…Fullerton has not started the season without a win its first six games in its program history which dates back to 1993. The previous record was 2009, when the Titans didn't earn a win until their fifth game.