Women's Soccer Falls to No. 17 California 3-0

Oct. 12, 2001

EUGENE, Ore. - The University of Oregon women's soccer team lost 3-0 to No. 17-ranked California in each team's Pac-10 opener Friday before 716 fans at Pape' Field.

Oregon drops to 6-3-1 and 0-1-0 in the conference while the Bears improve to 9-2-1, 1-0-0.

Cal scored its first goal on a 20-yard shot from Brittany Kirk in the 10th minute on an assist from Kassie Doubrava.

'They were good at finishing and we weren't and that's what it basically comes down to,' sixth-year Oregon coach Bill Steffen said. 'We were inconsistent, but played well at certain points. We need a higher level of intensity for longer amounts of time.'

Despite the field position being equal for much of the game, the Bears added a second goal in the 54th minute by Laura Schott, who ranks 16th in the nation in goals.

'We weren't as involved in things, we just watched sometimes,' Steffen said. 'That's dangerous, because that's when teams take it to us. We need to play 100 percent of the time and we didn't do that. We played 75 percent of the time.'

The Ducks, who outshot the Bears 10-9 in the second half, gave up the match's final score to Doubrava in the 65th minute on an assist from Kirk.

Oregon's Beth Bowler scored midway through the first half, but the Ducks were called for offsides, nullifying the goal.

Bowler led all players with four shots while Nicole Garbin had three for Oregon. Kirk and Schott each tallied three shots for Cal. The Bears outshot the Ducks 16-13.

Oregon next plays host to No. 9-ranked Stanford on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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