Women's Soccer Enters Final Homestand Against No. 3 UCLA, USC

Oct. 23, 2001

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Oregon (7-5-1, 1-3-0 Pac-10) returns home following a roadtrip to the Desert to take on the nation's third-ranked team UCLA (12-1-0, 3-0-0), on Friday at 3 p.m. Oregon then plays host to USC (7-4-1, 2-1-0) Sunday at noon in its final home match of the year. The Ducks have already tied the single-season school record for wins with seven.

Bill Steffen is in his sixth year as the Ducks' coach and has directed Oregon since the program's inaugural season in 1996. He has a 34-66-8 record in six years. In 1999, the Ducks finished with a 7-11-1 mark-the best record in school history.

UCLA leads the series 3-1, including last year's 8-0 win at Los Angeles. In that match, the Bruins scored five second-half goals and received two scores along with two assists from Tracey Milburn. 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 shots. In 1999, Parker's game-winning goal in the 59th minute gave Oregon a 2-1 win over No. 20 UCLA.

USC leads the series 5-0. In last year's match, Oregon played USC close in the first half, but the Trojans pulled away with a 3-0 victory, 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 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.

Senior forward/midfielder Chalise Baysa has continued her assault on the Oregon record books. She holds Oregon's career records in goals (30), points (67) and shots (143). In addition, she is one point away from tying Erin Anderson (1996-99) for the single-season school record for points (19).

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