Westermark's Two Goals Help Soccer Overwhelm Washington State 4-0 in Pac-10 Finale

Nov. 11, 2001

PULLMAN, Wash. - What a week for Ann Westermark. After helping the University of Oregon women's soccer team tie No. 13-ranked Washington on Friday, she wasn't through with her heroics Sunday at Washington State.

Westermark, a sophomore midfielder from Strangmas, Sweden, notched two goals as the Ducks defeated Washington State 4-0 to clinch their best overall record (8-8-2, 2-6-1 Pac-10) since Oregon added soccer in 1996.

'We're extremely pleased for our seniors as well as the outstanding weekend Ann had,' sixth-year Oregon coach Bill Steffen said. 'We had very few lapses today. Our kids played well and our defense was the most integrated it's been this season.'

The win also tied the largest margin of victory over a Pac-10 school in program history.

Westermark scored the match's first goal from the top of the goalie box in the 28th minute. Lindsey Werdell and Sarah Denner, both graduates of Eugene's Churchill High School, assisted on the goal.

Then, the Ducks really got rolling, scoring three goals in a span of nine minutes. In the 57th minute, Westermark struck again, scoring on a putback off a teammate's rebound shot.

About two minutes later, Oregon widened its lead to 3-0 on a goal from senior Chalise Baysa, which helped her eclipse the single-season school record for points with 20. Freshman Nicole Garbin assisted on the play.

The Ducks capped the scoring on a goal from Julie McLellan-her first of the season-in the 65th minute on an assist from senior Crystal David.

Sarah Peters, after notching a school-record 15 saves Friday against Washington, recorded her third shutout this season with six saves.

'Sarah had a very consistent effort for 90 minutes,' Steffen said.

'We finished up on a good note,' Steffen said. 'We'll see if it has an impact on the (NCAA Tournament) selection committee.'

Washington State, which outshot Oregon 16-13, fell to 7-9-1 on the season and 2-6-1 in the Pac-10.

Oregon, still in search of its school-record eighth win, concludes its regular season Friday at Washington at 5 p.m. and Sunday at Washington State at 1 p.m.

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