Edwards Leads Women's Soccer To Overtime Victory
Oct. 23, 2000
PULLMAN, Wash. - Freshman Jessica Edwards recorded her second of two goals Sunday at 115:09 as the No. 10 USC Trojans pulled out the 2-1 second overtime victory over the host Washington State Cougars in a Pac-10 Conference match. The play started on a breakaway by senior Isabelle Harvey on the right side. Harvey fed a wide-open Edwards, who put the game away from eight years out.
With the assist, Harvey became USC's all-time leader in assists with her 37th career assist, surpassing Kim Clark. Harvey is USC's career leader in goals (45), assists (37) and points (127).
USC improves to 11-3-2 overall and 3-1-1 in Pac-10 play while Washington State fell to 10-6 overall and 2-4 in Pac-10 play. The Trojans snapped a brief two-game losing streak and finish their grueling three-game road trip with a 1-2 record. USC suffered a 2-1 loss at No. 12 Santa Clara on Wednesday and 1-0 loss at No. 3 Washington on Friday.
'Our kids did a great job today,' said USC Head Coach Jim Millinder. 'This was a huge win for us, considering we were playing our third game in five days. Washington State is a good team and they have played all the top teams in the conference very tough.'
'I think fatigue was a factor for Washington State in overtime. Our technical superiority really took over. They were worn down and we did a good job in overtime of finding feet and the open player.'
Washington State goalkeeper Lindsey Jorgensen had several important saves for the Cougars. With one minute remaining, Jorgensen stopped Edwards in front of the goal after Edwards and Harvey went on a two-on-one break for the Trojans. She also made a shot at point-blank range against Harvey in the 112nd minute after Harvey broke away on a one-on-one run down the right side.
It was a physical match, especially in the first half when WSU's Deka DeWitt and Katrina Stroh left the game with injuries. However, both players would return for the Cougars. Freshman defender Nikki Goza, in her first collegiate start, also had a strong game for USC as she performed well in her assignment of marking DeWitt.
The Trojans will not practice the next two days as they prepare for their final two home games of the season next weekend. USC will host important Pac-10 matches on Friday (Oct. 27) against California at McAlister Field at 3 p.m. and on Sunday (Oct. 29) against Stanford at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at 1 p.m.
USC 0-1-0-1-2WSU 0-1-0-0-1
Records: USC 11-3-2 (3-1-1), Washington State 10-6-0 (2-4-0)
Shots: USC 27, WSU 20, Saves: Shaelyn Fernandes (USC) 7, Lindsey Jorgensen (WSU) 12Fouls: USC 19, WSU 22, Corner Kicks: USC 2, WSU 6