Ducks Take on Beavers in Soccer Civil War

Oct. 17, 2000

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Oregon (4-11-0, 1-3-0 Pac-10) plays host to in-state rival Oregon State (6-9-1, 0-3-1) at Pape' Field on Friday. The match begins at 3 p.m.

Bill Steffen is in his fifth year as the Ducks' coach and has directed Oregon since the program's inaugural season in 1996. He has a 27-57-6 record in five years, including a 7-11-1 mark in 1999 -- the best ledger in the team's short history.

Oregon leads the series with Oregon State 4-0. Last year, Julie McLellan and Chalise Baysa each scored goals en route to a decisive 4-0 win at Corvallis.

The replay of the Oregon-Arizona match will be regionally broadcast on Fox Sports Neton Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m.

Oregon at No. 7 UCLA, Oct. 15
UCLA cruised to an 8-0 victory Sunday afternoon over the University of Oregon women's soccer team. The Bruins scored five second-half goals and received two scores along with two assists from Tracey Milburn. UCLA avenged its 2-1 loss to Oregon in 1999. UCLA's eight goals and 35 shots marked the most against a Division I opponent in Bruin history. Chalise Baysa and Melissa Parker each led the Ducks with three shot attempts while Molly Stemp and Julie McLellan each had two.

Oregon at No. 13 USC, Oct. 13
After playing USC close in the first half, the Trojans pulled away with a 3-0 victory over Oregon, scoring all of their goals in the second half. Jessica Edwards scored the match's first goal from 10 yards out in the 63rd minute. Isabelle Harvey, who led the Trojans with four shots, scored in the 70th 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.

Oregon's schedule features 10 teams ranked in the NSCAA top 25, eight of which are in the top 15. In addition, five of the Ducks' ranked opponents are Pac-10 teams. Among the Ducks' non-conference opponents, only Florida State, ranked No. 22 this week, had a losing record (9-10-1) in 1999.

With midfielder Chalise Baysa's goal at the 29th minute against Arizona on Sunday, she became Oregon's all-time leader in goals with 22, breaking Erin Anderson's school record of 21, set between 1996-99. Baysa also is six points shy of the single-season school record for points (19), also held by Anderson, while she is tied with Sierra Marsh (1996-99) for career game-winning goals with six. Baysa, who has a team-leading six goals (tied for ninth in the Pac-10), is only a junior.

Behind Sarah Peters and Jeanine Norstad, Oregon recorded its first shutout of the season Oct. 8 against Arizona. Peters played for 72 minutes and tallied six saves while Norstad played the final 18 minutes, saving one shot attempt.

Crystal David reinjured the MCL (strain) in her left knee Oct. 1 against Florida State. She originally injured the ligament against San Diego Aug. 29. T.J. Johnson sprained a rib against Xavier Sept. 22. Both David and Johnson are probable for Friday's game against Oregon State.

The Ducks have played both Sarah Peters and Jeanine Norstad at goalkeeper. Peters has played most of the minutes, registering 101 saves, which leads the Pac-10, and allowing 37 goals (2.98 GAA). Meanwhile, Norstad has allowed nine goals along with collecting 16 saves. Both goalies are sophomores.

After not participating in spring drills, Crystal David, who played at San Francisco her first two years, hasn't missed a beat. She is second on the Ducks with eight points, scoring three goals along with collecting two assists and a team-leading 20 shots.

The Ducks have only three returning seniors and four total, including transfer Mary Cascio. In all, Oregon has eight new faces on the team this year, three of whom are Division I transfers. The Ducks lost 13 seniors off last season's squad.

Oregon ranks fourth in the Pac-10 in home attendance with a 531 average. Washington is first, averaging 927 fans while UCLA is second with a 590 per-game average.

On this week's match: 'This will be a character game. Oregon State is solid and has gotten better from last year. They've gone up against some of the Pac-10 teams and have competed. Any time Oregon and Oregon State play in anything, it's a battle.'

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