USC Gets Past Pesky Ducks, 3-0, in Women's Soccer

Oct. 13, 2000

LOS ANGELES - After playing the 13th-ranked USC women's soccer team close in the first half, the Trojans pulled away Friday with a 3-0 victory over Oregon, scoring all of their goals in the second half.

Oregon drops to 4-10-0 on the year while USC improves to 9-1-2.

'In the second half, we tended to play to their style, which was to their benefit,' fifth-year Oregon coach Bill Steffen said. 'After they scored the first goal, we tended to lose our composure. We played at a very high level in the first half, but we couldn't convert any of our chances. We kind of kept them in it.'

Jessica Edwards scored the match's first goal from 10 yards out in the 63rd minute with an assist from Kim Abbemonto. Isabelle Harvey, who led the Trojans with four shots, scored in the 70th minute and Brittany Savelkovl finished the scoring in the 76th minute.

The Ducks had five shots in the first half, but managed only one after halftime. Chalise Baysa and Molly Stemp each had two shots to lead Oregon while Ann Westermark and Julie McLellan had one apiece.

Beth Bowler, Crystal David and T.J. Johnson each did not play for the Ducks because of injury.

Oregon next plays at UCLA Sunday at 1 p.m.

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