Oct. 7, 2007
EUGENE, Ore. - Lauren Zuckerman's goal during goal during the 85th minute helped the Gonzaga University women's soccer team avoid a shutout, but it wasn't enough as the Zags fell to the University of Oregon 4-1 Sunday in Eugene, Ore. The loss snaps a school-record eight match unbeaten streak for the Bulldogs.
The loss drops Gonzaga to an 8-3-1 recording heading into West Coast Conference play, while the Ducks improve to 7-4-0.
Zuckerman's goal was her fourth of the season, as well as her third in as many matches. The senior tallied the goal thanks to a penalty kick at the 84:55 mark.
The Ducks, who jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half, were led by Teresa Bowns who recorded a goal and three assists, an Oregon single-game record. Bowns first assist came during the 15th minute when Dani Oster connected with a corner kick to knock the ball into the left side from 15 yards out. Bowns second assist came at 23:07 when Danielle Sweeney beat the Bulldogs' goalkeeper Jessie Thalman in a one-on-one situation. Bowns recorded an unassisted goal at 25:47 when she fired a sharp shot from 19 yards out into the right corner. Bowns final assist of the day came at 51:01 when Darcie Gardner connected with a free kick.
Thalman suffered the loss, her third of the season, allowing four goals and posting three saves. The Zags' Lauren Ames played 27 minutes in the net, allowing no goals. Oregon's Jessie Chatfield earned the win allowing one goal while adding two saves.
Gonzaga held the 14-11 shot advantage, including out-shooting the ducks 8-3 in the second half. Oregon held the Bulldogs to one corner kick, while holding the 5-1 advantage.
The Bulldogs return to the field Saturday, October 13, when they open conference play at No. 10 University of Portland. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.