Women's Soccer Plays Host to Washington Schools This Week

Oct. 24, 2000

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Oregon (4-11-1, 1-3-1 Pac-10) plays host to Washington State (6-9-1, 0-3-1) on Friday at 3 p.m. and No. 2-ranked Washington (15-1-0, 6-0-0), winners of nine straight, on Sunday at 1 p.m. This week's matches mark the final homestand of the year for the Ducks.

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 27-57-7 record in five years, including a 7-11-1 mark in 1999 -- the best ledger in the team's short history.

The Cougars lead the series 3-1, but the Ducks came out on top last season, 2-1, at Pullman. In that match, Julie McLellan scored the game-winner in the second minute of the first overtime. Oregon outshot Washington State 22-9.

The Ducks haven't beaten the Huskies in four tries. Before 2,279 fans in Seattle last season, Washington's Theresa Wagner scored in the 119th minute of the second overtime to give the Huskies a 1-0 win.

The Oregon-Washington State match Friday will be regionally televised on a tape-delay basis on Fox Sports Northwest. The replay will be shown Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Oregon State at Oregon, Oct. 20
The fifth Civil War between Oregon and Oregon State proved to be an epic battle, ending in a 2-2 tie after two overtimes last Friday at a wet Pape' Field before 842 fans. The Ducks led 2-1 on Crystal David's unassisted goal from 25 yards out in the 53rd minute. However, the Beavers evened the score with a goal from Courtney Carter in the 80th minute. Oregon freshman Ann Westermark notched her first goal since the season-opener, punching it in from five yards out on an assist from Marie Selby to give Oregon an early 1-0 lead in the 10th minute. Westermark led Oregon with a career-high six shots while Julie McLellan had five and Chalise Baysa four. The Ducks had a team-record 29 shots while the Beavers finished with 22.Oregon at No. 7 UCLA, Oct. 15
UCLA cruised to an 8-0 victory over Oregon. 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's schedule features 10 teams ranked in this week's NSCAA top 25, five of which are in the top 10. In addition, five of the Ducks' ranked opponents are Pac-10 teams. Among the Ducks' non-conference opponents, only Florida State, ranked No. 17 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, is only a junior.

Lindsey Peterson suffered a severe sprained left ankle Oct. 15 against UCLA and is listed as doubtful for this weekend. T.J. Johnson, reaggravated her rib injury against Oregon State last Friday. She likely will see action this weekend.

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 10 points, scoring four goals along with collecting two assists.

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.

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 575 average. Washington is first, averaging 1,211 fans while Stanford is second with a 603 per-game average.

On this week's matches: 'We've traditionally had good games with Washington and Washington State. We're excited about these games -- they will be intense and fun. We just need to play for a full 90 minutes.'

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