Ducks Stun No. 19 San Diego 3-0
Sept. 28, 2001
EUGENE, Ore.- Chalise Baysa set one school record and tied another as the University of Oregon women's soccer team defeated San Diego, ranked No. 19 by Soccer Buzz magazine, 3-0 for one of the biggest wins in school history. Not only did the Ducks extend their best-ever start to 4-1-1, but also the Toreros became the highest-ranked team that Oregon has even beaten, passing a 2-1 win over No. 20 UCLA in 1999.
'This ranks right up there with UCLA,' said Baysa, who scored the game-winner on a difficult shot from six yards out on the left side just five minutes into the second half. 'At first, I wasn't going to shoot. I was looking for someone cutting up the middle, but I saw a little opening so I took it and the ball had a really nice hook on it.'
It was Baysa's school record seventh career game-winning goal. It was also her 52nd and 53rd career points, which ties Erin Anderson atop the Oregon list.
The Ducks sealed the match with a two-goal flurry surrounding the 75-minute mark. Beth Bowler hooked a direct kick into the right side of the net from 23 yards out at 73:27 and less than two minutes later, Ann Westermark gathered up a loose ball just inside the USD penalty box and beat goalkeeper Libby Bassett for the unassisted score.
'This is easily the best effort we have put together so far this season,' said Oregon coach Bill Steffen. 'We did a great job of supporting each other the entire field. San Diego is a great team, and I hope we learned today what we are capable of when we come out and play like we really want it.'
Duck goalkeeper Sarah Peters had four of her five saves in the first half as the teams played to a scoreless opening period. San Diego out-shot Oregon 5-4 in the first half, but the Ducks posted a 10-4 edge in the second period.
Katie Allen had two shots for the Toreros, while seven other players each had one.
Coupled with last week's victories over San Jose State and Nevada, Oregon now has a three-match winning streak for the first time in school history. The Ducks have also matched last season's win total, four, in just their first six games of 2001.
Oregon hosts Eastern Washington in the first meeting ever between the two schools Sunday at 1 p.m. at Pape' Field.