Tursi Gets 200th Career Win as Bearcats Beat Lewis and Clark 4-0

SALEM OR — Jim Tursi notched his 200th career win as the Willamette University women’s soccer team coasted to a 4-0 win over Lewis and Clark in a Northwest Conference match Sunday afternoon at McCulloch Stadium.

In his 12 years as Bearcat head coach, Tursi has compiled a record of 200-36-15. He is among the top ten coaches, based on winning percentage, in Division III. Sunday’s win raised the Bearcats overall record to 10-6-2, 8-5-1 NWC. Lewis and Clark fell to 2-13-1 and 0-13 NWC.

Sophomore Susan Butler got the Bearcats the early lead when she scored in the 18th minute. The goal came off assists from Naomi Baez and Laura Uhlmansiek on a Bearcat corner kick.

Jessica Lammers scored just before half time to give the Bearcats a 2-0 lead. Uhlmansiek again recorded the assist, her ninth on the season.

Senior Naomi Baez scored off a penalty kick in the 62nd minute to put the Bearcats up 3-0. Junior Brenna Himdman capped the scoring in the 85th minute off an assist from Amy Minor.

The Bearcats launched 33 shots in the game to four for Lewis and Clark. Goalie Nora Germano had ten saves for the Pioneers. Kristin Muramoto played most of the game in goal for the Bearcats, recording one save. Kari Woody also had a save in goal for Willamette.

Before the game, Willamette honored seniors Kara Forsyth, Naomi Baez, Kristi Edmonds, Claire Reinert and Nicole Dahl.

The Bearcats face Pacific Lutheran at home next Friday. Game-time is 11 a.m.

Baez Naomi

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