Soccer Routs Eastern Washington 5-0 for Fourth Win in a Row
Sept. 30, 2001
EUGENE, Ore.- Chalise Baysa scored twice and became the Ducks' all-time points leader as the Oregon women's soccer team routed Eastern Washington 5-0 to win its school-record fourth match in a row Sunday at Pape' Field. At 5-1-1, the Ducks are off to the best start in school history.
'We executed extremely well today,' said Oregon coach Bill Steffen. 'We had a little let down at the end of the first half, but we were able to get refocused and picked ourselves up to finish the game strong.'
Freshman Nicole Garbin got Oregon on the scoreboard just 5:37 into the match when junior Julie McLellan sent in a long pass from the left corner that Garbin tipped over the head of Eagle goalkeeper Jonna Melton. It was Garbin's school-record fourth game-winning goal of the season, passing the mark of three set by Sierra Marsh in 1997.
Baysa, who entered the match tied with Erin Anderson atop the UO career points list with 53, took sole possession of the record in the game's 19th minute after taking a pass from Ann Westermark, dribbling around Melton and tapping the ball into the net from 10 yards out. Baysa added a goal early in the second half, extending her school career points record to 57.
The senior from Oak Harbor, Wash., also had three shots in the game which gave her 125 for her career to pass Marsh by one in that category. She now holds Oregon's career records in goals (27), points and shots.
'I'm pleased with Chalise getting the points record,' said Steffen. 'She's had a remarkable career to this point, and she has certainly earned it.'
Westermark, a sophomore from Strangnas, Sweden, tied a Duck single-game record with her second assist in the 33rd minute. She crossed the ball to senior Crystal David, who headed it into the right corner for the Ducks' third goal of the game. Westermark tied the record accomplished by seven other players, most recently by David last season versus San Jose State.
Freshman Sarah Denner capped the scoring with her first career goal in the 76th minute.
Deszeray Dougherty had two shots for the Eagles (1-6-0), while seven other players each had one.
Oregon now has a school-record four-match winning streak with victories over San Jose State, Nevada, No. 19 San Diego and Eastern Washington. The Ducks have also surpassed last season's win total, four, in just their seven games of 2001.
Oregon hosts No. 5 Portland Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Pape' Field.