Women's soccer heads into Oregon with 3-7-2 record overall.
October 13, 1998
PULLMAN, Wash. - Still in search of its first victory on the road, the Washington State women's soccer squad continues its Pacific-10 Conference schedule this weekend in Oregon.
Friday, Oct. 16 the Cougars (3-7-2 overall, 1-1-0 Pacific-10) face Oregon State (5-5-1 overall, 0-1-0 Pacific-10) at 3 p.m. in Corvallis. WSU moves on to battle Oregon (4-3-2 overall, 1-0-0 Pacific-10) Sunday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. in Eugene. The match versus Oregon will be shown by Fox Sports Northwest on a tape delayed basis Monday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m.
Oregon defeated Oregon State 3-0 in both teams' Pac-10 opener last Friday. T.J. Johnson, Chalise Baysa and Laurie Duhrkoop scored goals for the Ducks while goalkeeper Amanda Fox earned the shutout.
The Beavers have shut out their opponents in four of their five wins this season. The OSU defense has also allowed only three second half goals while scoring nine of their own. Opponents have outscored the Beavers in total goals, 16 to 14. Senior forward Lindy Brown leads the team with five goals and four assists. Last season, the Cougars blanked OSU 2-0 in Pullman as Deka DeWitt (Auburn, Wash.) scored a pair of unassisted goals. The all-time WSU record against the Beavers is 3-3-1.
The Ducks remain unbeaten at home this season, posting three wins and two ties in Eugene. Fox ranks second in the Pac-10 with 56 saves and third with a 1.03 goals-against average. Freshman Chalise Baysa leads the team with seven goals and 14 assists. Last season, the Cougars defeated Oregon 3-1 on a trio scoring headers. The Ducks have never beaten Washington State as the Cougars hold a 2-0 advantage in the all-time series record.
The Cougars split a pair of home matches to open Pac-10 Conference play last weekend. For the first time ever, Washington State defeated USC 2-0. Seniors Randi Glas (Grand Forks, N.D.) and Kim Schelpf (Ocean, N.J.) knocked in goals for the Cougars and freshman Lindsey Jorgensen (North Bend, Wash.) earned her third shutout of the season. The UCLA Bruins blanked WSU 3-0 Sunday, handing the Cougars their second shutout.
"We need to maintain our composure and use last weekend as a stepping stone. The Pac-10 is a brand new season for us," said Bryan Thorp, WSU assistant coach.
Three Dot Notes - Three Cougars lead the Pac-10 in their respective categoriesSophomore Deka DeWitt (Auburn, Wash.) is first in goals scored with 10, freshman Beth Childs (Snoqualmie, Wash.) is first in assists with six, and Jorgensen leads with 82 saves.