Beavers Battle To Tie At Oregon
Oct. 20, 2000
EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon State had the majority of scoring chances in overtime but couldn't convert on Friday afternoon as the Beavers settled for a 2-2 tie with Oregon in Pacific-10 women's soccer. OSU (6-9-2 overall, 0-0-2 Pacific-10) had to come from behind twice, tying the game for the final time with just over 10 minutes remaining in regulation against the Ducks (4-11-1, 1-3-1).
'We're pleased with our performance, but disappointed that we didn't come away with all three points (for a win),' OSU head coach Steve Fennah said. 'They took it to us for the first 20 minutes or so, but we made the adjustments and were pretty comfortable the rest of the way. It was a good game for both teams - end-to-end soccer that was exciting for the fans.'
The Beavers evened the game at 2-2 in the 80th minute on a goal by Courtney Carter. Allison Hamada delivered a pass to Carter, who beat a Duck defender to the ball. Carter's initial shot was blocked by Oregon goalkeeper Sarah Peters but Peters was unable to control it, and Carter managed to corral the ball and knock it into the net.
Oregon regained the lead less than a minute later, however, as Crystal David scored an unassisted goal from 25 yards out. The Ducks' other score had come in the 11th minute off the foot of Ann Westermark with an assist to Marie Selby.
In the overtime period, Carter nearly gave the Beavers the victory with a header but Peters made a fine save to keep the game even. OSU also came close to winning when it knocked the ball inside the goalkeeper's box but the Ducks managed to play it off the line.
'We certainly felt we had the best of the overtime ... it was a great all-around team performance,' Fennah said. 'We showed character after falling behind. We're very pleased. I hope this will give us some energy going into next weekend against the Washington schools and then finishing up the season.'
OSU plays host to Washington at 3 p.m. next Friday, then Washington State at 2 p.m. Oct. 29.
With the tie, Oregon State ended a four-game losing streak in its Civil War series with Oregon. The Ducks had won the first four meetings since elevating their program to varsity status for the 1996 season, however, OSU owns a 5-4-1 series advantage over teams from Oregon since the Beavers became a varsity program in 1988.
OREGON STATE 2, OREGON 2 (2 OT)
Score by halves:
Oregon State 0 2 0 0 - 2Oregon 1 1 0 0 - 2
SHOTS: Oregon State 22, Oregon 29. CORNER KICKS: Oregon State 9, Oregon 6. SAVES: Oregon State 12, Oregon 11. FOULS: Oregon State 23, Oregon 12.
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