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The forward scores three times to push her career total to 134 goals over her Wildcat career.

PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Wilsonville senior Lindsay Antonson blows a kiss to the crowd while being carried by teammate Dalton Mermis after scoring the 134th goal of her career — a new Oregon all-time record — during the Wildcats' 6-0 win over Putnam in the Class 5A state quarterfinals at Wilsonville High School on Saturday, Nov. 6.The weather during the Wilsonville girls soccer team's Saturday, Nov. 6, Class 5A state quarterfinal was a true force of nature.

So, too, was Wilsonville senior forward Lindsay Antonson.

Antonson put her name into the Oregon record books on Saturday night, scoring three times to help the Wildcats beat Putnam 6-0, and in the process, establish herself as the greatest scorer in state history.

With her three Saturday goals, the Oregon State-bound Antonson's career total reached 134 goals — one more than the 133 scored by previous record-holder Callan Harrington of Jesuit. In total, Antonson has scored 46 goals this season, including eight in the Wildcats' two playoff wins.

Before Saturday's game, Antonson was tied for second place on the all-time scoring list, along with Hillsboro's Tiffeny Milbrett and Sarah Bagby of Catlin Gabel and Jesuit.

"Playing a team twice is very difficult, so to just come out here and get the job done and break the record, it just feels really surreal," Antonson said after the win.



Lindsey Antonson

Antonson notched her first goal of the game just 7 minutes, 57 seconds into the contest, making a run up the left seam and blasting home a 17-yard shot to the left side.

Antonson got her second goal with 7:02 remaining in the first half when she drilled a 17-yard shot home from the top of the Kingsmen penalty box to boost her team's edge to 5-0.

She then broke the record 9:47 into the second half when she collected the ball in the middle of the penalty box, took one touch to her right past a Putnam defender and drove a hard, right-footed shot into the corner of the goal for the final 6-0 margin.

While much of the attention surrounding the Wilsonville girls team has centered on Antonson's pursuit of the state scoring record — achieved despite a COVID-shortened junior season — Antonson remained focused on her team goals and her teammates.

"My teammates help so much," she said. "This record is not just mine, it's theirs too, because they work just as hard as me and help me so much and are very supportive."

Her efforts — and attitude — have not gone unnoticed by teammates or opponents.

"I'm so happy for Lindsey. She's worked her butt off this whole season and it's such a huge accomplishment for her," said fellow senior forward Brighton Ring, who scored twice herself against Putnam. "We have a team ritual where we get together (before each game) and we set all of our goals, and today, one of our goals was to help Lindsay achieve her goal of breaking the record. She's unstoppable."

"She's so good. I definitely look up to (Antonson) because she's so good," said Putnam sophomore midfielder Aliyah Huynh. "I think since she got into Oregon State and I look up to her, I want to go to Oregon State, too."


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