Women's Soccer Falls to No. 9 Stanford 3-1

Oct. 14, 2001

EUGENE, Ore. - The University of Oregon women's soccer team lost 3-1 to No. 9-ranked Stanford in front of the second-largest crowd in school history (816) at Pape' Field.

Oregon drops to 6-4-1 and 0-2-0 in conference play while the Cardinal improve to 9-1-0, 2-0-0.

Stanford scored their first goal in the 15th minute of play off a rebound shot 8 yards out from Marcia Wallis.

The Ducks' defense was led by junior goalkeeper Sarah Peters who had a number of crucial saves in the match.

'Sarah kept us in the game,' sixth-year Oregon coach Bill Steffen said. 'She managed to cover for a lot of defensive lapses, which is part of her job. But at the same time, we don't want to have her work that hard. Hopefully, we'll be able to put in a few more for her.'

Stanford outshot Oregon 22-5 in the first half, but each had eight shots in second half. Lindsey Werdell and Julie McLellan each had good scoring opportunities midway through the second half, but could not convert.

'We let them play in the first half,' Steffen said. 'We didn't win any of the challenges in the first half. The second half, we stepped up and did a betterjob at winning the 50-50 balls. We did a better job executing our passing and created some really good scoring chances. We were also much more organized defensively.'

Stanford added its second goal of the match at in 30th minute when Christy LaPierre scored from 25 yards out on an assist from Kelsey Carlson.

Oregon came right back and scored their first goal of the match just seconds after Stanford's second goal. Chalise Baysa recieved a great cross from Ann Westermark, raced past the defender, and booted it into the back of the net from 6 yards out.

The goal by Baysa marked her sixth goal of the season as well as Oregon's first goal against Stanford in five matches.

Standford scored its final goal of the match in the 85th minute when Callie Withers scored on a header from 8 yards out off a corner kick from Marcie Ward.

'If we can play two halves, like we played the second half (today), we'll be very successful from here on out,' Steffen said.

Oregon hits the road for the first time in six matches as it takes on Arizona on Friday at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the Ducks will play Arizona State at 1 p.m.

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