Soccer Hosts Portland State Friday at 7 pm
Oct. 1, 2002
Duck Soccer This Week
*Portland match televised live & tape delay by Action Sports Cable Network (go to www.ascn.com for a listing of affiliates).
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The Ducks welcome Portland State to Pape' Field, Fri., Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., and then travel to No. 5 Portland, Sun., Oct. 8 at noon, in their final weekend of non-conference action. This weekend's slate features yet another top-10 opponent (the Ducks' fifth top-10 opponent already this season, and sixth in the top 25). Things won't get any easier afterwards since the Pac-10 boasts five NCAA veterans from last year, and two others that made the postseason in 2000. This weekend's matches are the sixth and seventh in a nine-match stretch in the state of Oregon (including six in Eugene). Last Sunday, the Ducks fell 3-0 to then-No. 1 North Carolina who dropped a place in several polls after their trip to Willamette Valley that also included a 0-0 tie at Portland Saturday.
ON THE TUBE
The Ducks' Sunday match at No. 5 Portland will be shown live and tape delay twice by Action Sports Network (Wed. 10/9, 8 p.m. PT, Thu. 10/10, 9:30 a.m. PT) . Go to their web site (www.ascn.tv) for a complete list of affiliates in Oregon, Washington and California. The Ducks' early season stop against Florida State was broadcast live by the Sunshine Network.
Senior captain Sarah Peters (2.08 GAA, 37 saves, 14 GA) returns for her third season as a starter and earned her stripes against the Tar Heels, wrapping up 10 saves off 28 shots and 13 shots on goal. Last season, she ranked second in the Pac-10 in saves (101). Senior midfielder Amanda Orand made the most of an unexpected start two weekends ago against Wisconsin-Green Bay with her first two career goals and second-ever assist, and leads the team this season in goals (2), assists (1), points (5) and shots on goal (5). The week before against then-No. 23 Utah in Eugene, freshman Mele French claimed her first career goal. The Mililani, Hawai'i native French paces the team in shots (15), and ranks second in points (3), goals (1) and assists (1), and third in shots on goal (4). Senior Sarah Denner claimed the Ducks' first goal of the season vs. then-No. 13 Florida State. The defender corps features the other pair of captains, seniors Lindsey Peterson and Robi Thayer. The Duck offense marches on without eight of its top nine scorers from 2001 after a season-ending knee injury to sophomore forward Nicole Garbin in mid-August.
SERIES VS. PORTLAND STATE (2-1-1) & PORTLAND (0-4)
The Ducks have two wins - in 2001 (4-2) and 1997 (1-0) - and a tie in 1998 all at home against the Vikings, after a 1-0 loss at PSU in UO's inaugural season in 1996. In the UO-UP series, Portland has won each of the past four seasons - 1-0 in '98 and 3-0 in '00 in Portland, and 2-0 in '99 and 3-0 in '01 in Eugene. No current Ducks have scored against PSU or UP.
PORTLAND STATE PREVIEW
Portland State (6-2-3) has won three in a row, including home wins last weekend vs. Wyoming (1-0) and Air Force (2-0). Sophomore midfielder Katie Miyake leads the team in points (16), followed by sophomore midfielder Julie Forrest (7G, 1A, 15P, 23Sh, 13SOG), freshman forward Megan Plinski (4G, 5A, 13P, 19Sh, 9SOG), and junior forward Melanie Langley (3G, 2A, 8P, 11Sh, 7SOG). At goalkeeper, junior Joell Giger sports a 0.94 goals against average (41 saves, 106 shots faced, 3.5 shutouts) and has started all 11 matches this year. Head Coach Tara Bilanski-Erickson, a former first-team All-Pac-10 pick and 1995 Washington graduate, returns for her second season as the Vikings' head coach after a 1-15-2 record last season.
The Pilots started the year 0-2 with losses at BYU (2-1) and Utah (2-0), but have since gone 8-0-1 (including a 0-0 tie vs. then-No. 1 North Carolina last Saturday, and a 2-1 win Sunday in Corvallis). Sophomore Christine Sinclair, a Canadian National Team member and last year's Soccer America National Freshman of the Year, paces the Pilots in 2002 in points (18), goals (8), shots (41), shots on goal (20) and game-winners (3) after missing the first two games of the year. Other leading scorers for the Pilots include senior midfielder Erin Misaki (4G, 3A, 11P, 11Sh, 6SOG), junior midfielder Wanda Rozwadowska (2G, 2A, 6P, 23Sh, 11SOG), and freshman defender Lindsey Huie (2G, 1A, 5P, 30Sh, 12SOG). Senior goalkeeper Lauren Arase has four shutouts in her six matches and sports a 0.48 GAA with 20 saves, while sophomore Cristin Shea started five games earlier in the season (0.62 GAA, 4GA, 2 shutouts). The women's head coach since 1989, Clive Charles has guided UP to NCAA tourney appearances eight of the past nine years, including six final four stops (1994, '95, '96, '98, '00, '01). He has also directed the men's program since 1986 and was the U.S. Olympic Men's Coach in 2000.
COACH BILL STEFFEN
Bill Steffen continues in his seventh year as the Ducks' head coach and has directed the program since the athletic department added women's soccer in 1996. He has a 36-74-10 record in Eugene, after previously serving as an assistant coach at North Carolina ('93-95), and helped the Tar Heels to two NCAA titles and another top-four finish.
ANOTHER GRUELING SLATE
Head Coach Bill Steffen again put together one of the nation's toughest schedules with 10 opponents in preseason polls by the NSCAA, Soccer America, and/or Soccer Times. Schools included North Carolina (2/1/2), UCLA (3/9/5), Portland (4/2/3), Texas A&M (5/10/11), Stanford (12/7/6), California (15/14/16), Florida State (17/13/16), Washington (22/12/18), Arizona State (-/22/25) and USC (-/23/-). Another team, No. 25 Utah, is among the Soccer Times top 25 - its first year ever in any rankings - after upsetting Portland and Kentucky already in '02.
LAST WEEKEND'S RECAP
EUGENE (9/29/02) - For more than 52 minutes, the University of Oregon women's soccer team played nearly even with the top-ranked team in the country. But a few minor mistakes by the Ducks combined with North Carolina's flawless execution gave the No. 1 Tar Heels a 3-0 victory in front of a Pape' Field record 1,588 Sunday afternoon. North Carolina (8-0-2) took a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute when Lori Chaluphy worked her way behind the Oregon defense and centered the ball to Anne Morrell, who tapped in from five yards out. But that was the extent of the scoring until midway through the second half as the Ducks received solid work from senior goalkeeper Sarah Peters, who made a season-high 10 saves (and one shot from her personal best) and faced three shots on goal and 28 shots total, while the defending national runners-up also held a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks. UO missed a chance to tie the match late in the first half when the Ducks caught UNC keeper Aly Winget out of the net, and freshman Mele French centered the ball to a wide-open Katie Abrahamson five yards from the goal, but the freshman could not corral the pass, and the Tar Heels cleared. North Carolina put the match away by scoring a pair of second half goals in less than a minute. Alyssa Ramsey took a pass up the middle from Lindsay Tarpley and dribbled through Peters and an Oregon defender to push in a goal from one yard out in the 63rd minute. After gaining control of the ensuing kickoff, Tarpley then beat Oregon's left side defense and sent home a line drive from 25 yards out to cap the scoring. Freshmen Valerie Mayer, Cristan Higa and Carlie Ashcraft each tallied one shot for Oregon. Sunday's attendance of 1,588 broke the previous Pape' Field record by nearly 700 people - the previous mark 918 against Idaho three seasons ago (9/19/99).
With the addition of lights to Pape' Field and nearby Kilkenny (Football) Practice Fields, Oregon played its first ever home night game vs. Gonzaga (9/6), a 1-0 loss to the Zags. The Ducks will host four other Friday night games in 2002 (all at 7 p.m.) - vs. Portland State (10/4), Washington (10/11), Arizona (10/25) and Oregon State (11/8). The schedule-makers were consistent on the Sunday side, too, with all four home matches scheduled for 1 p.m.
The Ducks have 13 newcomers on their roster this year, including 10 freshmen, one sophomore transfer, and one junior walk-on. Among the additions, sophomore midfielder Christine Mintz arrives from UConn, and played 17 games and started seven for last year's NCAA Sweet 16 finalists. Newcomers that have started matches this year include five freshmen (# of matches in ()) -- forward Mele French (3), midfielders Cristan Higa (7), Caitlin Gamble (1) and Carlie Ashcraft (4), and defender Jessica Fetzer (7) -- and sophomore Christine Mintz (7).
Senior goalkeeper Sarah Peters has started 27 straight matches for the Ducks dating back to the Stanford match in 2000 (11/3, 4-0 loss), and tops on the team. Senior co-captain and defender Lindsey Peterson and junior midfielder Lindsey Werdell are next in line at 25 straight, as all three have started every match last season (18) and this year (7).
The Duck roster features 28 players from six states and provinces, including California (10), Washington (7), Oregon (5), Utah (3), Hawaii (2) and British Columbia (1).
FROM THE PLATTER TO THE PITCH
A walk-on early in fall practice, redshirt junior and discus standout Mary Etter appeared in her first game against Wisconsin-Green Bay two weekends ago as the Ducks' second-string goalkeeper. The Everett, Wash., native played 32 minutes, made one save and allowed two goals. A two-time discus All-American for the Ducks (eighth in 2000 and 2002), Etter registered 13 career shutouts on the pitch as a three-year prep letterwinner and sophomore season MVP for Snohomish HS, the 1997 state champs. Sophomore Domenique Lainez began the season second on the Ducks' depth chart, but is rehabbing an ankle injury from early September.
IN THE PAC-10
Duck returnees from the 2001 Pac-10 rolls include Nicole Garbin (game-winning goals, third-tie, 0.22 avg. (5 GWG/18 games; assists per game, 10th, 0.28 avg. (5 assists/18 games), and Sarah Peters (saves, second, 101, 5.61 avg.; shutouts, seventh, 3, 0.17 avg.).
The squad lost three players in the first month of the season with one, sophomore forward Nicole Garbin, likely out for the season. Last year, the Wailuku, Hawai'i native Garbin paced the team last year in assists (5) and ranked second in goals (5) and points (15). Backup keeper Domenique Lainez suffered a serious right ankle sprain (9/5), and will miss at least 4-5 weeks, and freshman forward Andrea Valadez suffered a right knee sprain in a Florida practice (8/22) and is also out at least 4-5 weeks. Freshman midfielder Cassidy Kolb began the year on injured reserve and will likely redshirt this season, rehabbing after ACL surgery.
BAYSA ON BOARD
Making her debut as a first-year undergraduate assistant coach, Chalise Baysa joins the staff after a heralded playing career for the Ducks. The Oak Harbor, Wash., native ended her career last fall with nine school records, including categories for goals (career, 31; season 9, game 3), shots (career 168), points (career 69), assists (game 3), game-winning goals (career 6), games played (season 20) and started (season 20). After her senior season in 2001, she won the department's Jackson Award as its top female student-athlete, and was a three-time Pac-10 second-team honoree (1998, '99, '01).
A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
For the second straight season in 2002, seventh-year assistant coach Keri Sanchez starred in the backfield for the Boston Breakers of the WUSA (Women's United Soccer Association). In 2002, she posted nearly twice as many shots (11) as any other defender on the team, started 13 games and played in a total of 16 contests. The previous year in 2001, she also played on the U.S. National Team.
College Soccer Web Sites
CollegeOregon: www.goducks.comPac-10: www.pac-10.orgNCAA: www.ncaa.orgNCAA Tmnt: www.ncaachampionship.comNCAA host: www.texassports.com
PollsNSCAA: www.nscaa.comSoccer America: www.socceramerica.comSoccer Buzz: www.soccerbuzz.comSoccer Times: www.soccertimes.com
Local Area NewspapersRegister Guard: www.registerguard.comDaily Emerald: www.dailyemerald.comOregonian: oregonlive.com
Pro/USA/WorldWUSA: www.wusa.comU.S. Soccer: www.ussoccer.comFIFA: www.fifa.comOlympics: www.olympic-usa.orgWorld Cup: www.2002wcwh.com.au
Duck Soccer Information
Head Coach: Bill Steffen, SUNY-Albany '82Career and UO Record (Yrs): 36-74-10 (seventh year)Pac-10 Record: 13-35-4E-mail: email@example.comAssistant Coach: Keri Sanchez, seventh year, North Carolina '94E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgAssistant Coach: Jon Kiester, second year, Hawai`i Pacific '94E-mail: email@example.comField (Capacity): Pape' Field (1,000)2001 Record: 8-8-22001 Conference Record (Finish): 2-6-1 (7th-t)Starters Returning/Lost: 5/6Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 15/7Newcomers: 12
Pac-10 Soccer Information
2002 PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER STANDINGS
(through games played as of Sept. 29, 2002)
Conf., OverallStanford---0-0-0, 8-0-0UCLA---0-0-0, 7-1-0Arizona State---0-0-0, 6-1-2California---0-0-0, 6-2-1Oregon State---0-0-0, 6-2-2Washington State---0-0-0, 6-3-0Washington---0-0-0, 5-3-2Arizona---0-0-0, 4-3-1USC---0-0-0, 4-3-2Oregon---0-0-0, 1-5-1
SEASON-HIGH SIX PAC-10 TEAMS RANKED AMONG TOP-25
Five of 10 Pac-10 teams enter the final week of non-conference action with two or fewer losses, while a season-high six Conference teams are ranked among the nation's Top-25... Winners of five in a row - all shutouts - ARIZONA STATE (6-1-2 overall) went from unranked to No. 16 in this week's Soccer America poll... Unbeaten STANFORD (8-0-0) checks in at No. 1 in both the NSCAA adidas and Soccer America polls, while WASHINGTON (5-2-3) is No. 14/No. 12... Soccer America lists UCLA at No. 3, CALIFORNIA No. 10 and USC No. 18... The marquee women's soccer matchup of the week takes place Friday in Moraga, Calif., where the top-ranked Cardinal meet No. 2 North Carolina (8-0-2) in the Saint Mary's Tournament... Defending national champion and No. 11/No. 8 Santa Clara visits UCLA (7-1-0), winners of five straight, and USC (4-3-2) this week, while both WASHINGTON (5-3-2) and OREGON (1-5-1) take on No. 5/No. 4 Portland.
THIS WEEK'S PAC-10 SCHEDULE
Thu., Oct. 3Brigham Young at WASHINGTON STATE, 3 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 4Youngstown State at ARIZONA, 7:30 p.m. (1)Wake Forest at CALIFORNIA, 3:30 p.m.Portland State at OREGON, 7 p.m.New Mexico at OREGON STATE, 3 p.m.STANFORD vs. North Carolina, 2 p.m. (2)Santa Clara at UCLA, 7 p.m.Loyola Marymount at USC, 3 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 5WASHINGTON at Portland, 2:15 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 6St. Louis or Idaho State at ARIZONA, TBD (1)Northern Arizona at ARIZONA STATE, 1 p.m.OREGON at Portland, NoonSTANFORD vs. Tulane, Noon (2)UCLA at Loyola Marymount, NoonSanta Clara at USC, 1 p.m.
Tournaments/Locations(1) Arizona Tournament, Tucson, Ariz.(2) Saint Mary's Tournament, Moraga, Calif.
All times are local to site.
LAST WEEK'S PAC-10 RESULTS
Wed., Sept. 25#3/#4UCLA 6, Brigham Young 0
Fri., Sept. 27ARIZONA 10, Belmont 0ARIZONA STATE 2, Georgia 0#5/#6CALIFORNIA 4, Penn 2OREGON STATE 5, Air Force 1#2/#2STANFORD 2, Tennessee 0San Diego 0, NR/#18USC 0 (2OT)#16/#16WASHINGTON 1, #4/#3Texas 1 (2OT)#24/#20Pepperdine 2, WASHINGTON STATE 0
Sat., Sept. 28#3/#4UCLA 2, Mexican National Team 1 (exh.)
Sun., Sept. 29Kentucky 2, ARIZONA 1
ARIZONA STATE 1, Auburn 0Hartford 3, #5/#6CALIFORNIA 1#1/#1North Carolina 3, OREGON 0#6/#5 Portland 2, OREGON STATE 1#2/#2STANFORD 8, Montana 1NR/#18USC 2, UC Irvine 1#8/#7Texas A&M 2, #15/#16WASHINGTON 1Loyola Marymount 1, WASHINGTON STATE 0
BOGUS NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF WEEK
ARIZONA STATE freshman forward Elizabeth Bogus has been named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 24-30. The Sandy, Utah native posted three goals, including two game-winners, as the Sun Devils (6-1-2) notched shutout road wins at Georgia and Auburn. The 2-0 win against the Bulldogs and 1-0 win over the Tigers marked the fourth and fifth consecutive shouts for ASU, matching the school record. Bogus leads the team with six goals and four game-winners on the year, which ties for second on Arizona State's all-time single-season chart. This is the first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Bogus and Arizona State's fifth such honor all-time.
ALSO NOMINATED: Kelly Nelson, Fr F, ARIZ; Sarah Peters, Sr., GK, ORE; Courtney Carter, Jr MF, OSU; Natalie Sanderson, So F, STAN; Kim Devine, So F, UCLA, Amanda Roach, Jr D, USC.
2002 PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Sept. 3-Marcie Ward, STANSept. 10-Julie Peterson, USCSept. 17-Brittany Kirk, CALSept. 24-Melissa Bennett, WASH; and Brittany Cooper, ASUOct. 1-Elizabeth Bogus, ASU