Women's Soccer to Finish Regular Season at No. 13 Washington, Washington State

Nov. 6, 2001

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Oregon (7-8-1, 1-6-0 Pac-10) concludes its regular season Friday at 13th-ranked Washington at 5 p.m. and Sunday at Washington State at 1 p.m. The Ducks are looking to establish a new single-season record for wins with eight.

Bill Steffen is in his sixth year as the Ducks' coach and has directed Oregon since the athletics department added women's soccer in 1996. He has a 34-69-8 record in six years.

Washington leads the series 5-0. In last year's match, despite outshooting No. 2-ranked Washington 20-15, Oregon lost 6-1 at Eugene as the Huskies clinched their first Pac-10 title. They were led by Theresa Wagner's four goals-all scored in the first 30 minutes of play. The first came in the third minute of action, as her shot from 20 yards out bounced once and slipped past Oregon goalkeeper Jeanine Norstad. Wagner also assisted on Tami Bennett's goal at the 13th minute to put the Huskies up 3-0. Dana Dibble scored Washington's last goal in the 35th minute. The Ducks got on the scoreboard on a Beth Bowler goal from 18 yards out after a short pass from Crystal David in the 67th minute. Bowler led Oregon with five shots. Goalkeeper Sarah Peters relieved Norstad in the second half and kept the Huskies scoreless along with tallying four saves.

Washington State leads the series 4-1. Oregon last beat the Cougars 2-1 in 1999 at Pullman. In last season's match, a late rally wasn't enough for Oregon it lost 2-1 at Eugene. Washington State's Rachel Rodrick scored two goals, both of which were the result of corner kicks from Beth Childs. The first happened 51 seconds into the second half and the second in the 59th minute. Oregon made a brief comeback on Allyssa White's goal-a 15-yarder on a cross from Beth Bowler-in the 79th minute. The Ducks put the pressure on early in the match, holding the Cougars to just three first-half shots while Oregon had eight.

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