Women's Soccer Finishes Home Season This Weekend

Oct. 24, 2000

CORVALLIS, Ore. -

OREGON STATE FACES TOUGH TEST, HOSTS NO. 2 WASHINGTON AND WASHINGTON STATE IN FINAL HOMESTAND

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
No. 2 Washington at Oregon State, 3:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29
Washington State at Oregon State, 2:00 p.m.

Oregon State (6-9-2 overall, 0-3-2 Pacific-10) closes out its home schedule this week with a Friday afternoon contest against No. 2 Washington (15-1-0 overall, 6-0-0 Pacific-10) and then a televised match with Washington State (10-6-0 overall, 2-4-0) on Sunday.

After last Friday's tie (2-2) with rival Oregon, the Beavers continue to search for their first Pac-10 Conference victory.

'The Oregon game was fairly balanced,' commented OSU head coach Steve Fennah. 'We had the majority of scoring opportunities in the overtime but just couldn't capitalize on them.'

This weekend will prove to be a tough test for the Beavers as they face the No. 2 ranked Huskies, but Fennah believes his troops are up for the challenge.

'How well we play will depend on how focused we are. We need to stay focused from start to finish. We've put up a good show this season against tough Pac-10 teams.'

The Huskies enter Friday needing just one goal to surpass the school record of 44 netted during the 1995 season. Senior forward Tami Bennett leads the squad with 14 goals and four assists for a total of 32 points while Pac-10 Player of the Week and All-America candidate, Hope Solo, has been a wall in goal. Solo maintains a goals allowed average of just 0.82 and has recorded five shutouts.

As for Sunday's tilt with Washington State, Fennah believes it will be a tough-fought match.

'We always battle them (WSU). We'll look to push the ball up and see what happens, it should be a good match.'

The Cougars are led by senior Deka DeWitt's 11 goals. WSU averages 2.2 goals per game compared to its opponents 1.1 goals. As a team the Cougars are out-shooting their opponents by nearly five shots an outing (18.7 to 13.9).

For those who can't attend the game in person, the Beavers and Cougars can be seen on Fox Sports Northwest, via tape delay, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.

HOUNDING THE HUSKIES: Washington leads the season series with Oregon State 8-3-0 dating back to 1988. The Beavers have not topped the Huskies since a 1-0 shutout in Corvallis during the 1994 season. UW has won the last six meetings, outscoring OSU 25-2.

CHALLENGING THE COUGARS: Oregon State leads the season series with Washington State 5-4-1 dating back to 1988. WSU has won three of the last four meetings but OSU topped the Cougars 3-2 last season in Pullman, WA. Five of the last six matches have been decided by one goal.

LOOKING BACK AT OREGON: Oregon State rallied to score in the 80th minute to even the score with Oregon 2-2, and neither team scored in double overtime so both squads had to settle for a tie in last Friday's Pacific-10 Conference match. Katie Henderson's third goal of the season tied the score at 1-1 for the Beavers in the 52nd minute but Oregon's Crystal David responded by knocking in an unassisted goal from 25 yards out less than a minute after Henderson's shot. Oregon State's Courtney Carter scored what proved to be the final goal of the day off a pass from Allison Hamada. Carter's initial shot was blocked by Oregon goalkeeper Sarah Peters but Peters was unable to control the ball, and Carter managed to corral the ball and knock it into the net. In the overtime period, Carter nearly gave the Beavers the victory with a header but Peters made an impressive save to keep the score knotted. OSU had another chance to win when the Beavers knocked the ball inside the goalkeeper's box but the Ducks managed to play it off the line to preserve the tie.

FAST FACT: Oregon State has faced five opponents during the 2000 season that have been nationally ranked. The Beavers are winless (0-5) against Top-25 teams. OSU has been outscored 16-3 by ranked foes so far this season. Three of the Beavers' final four opponents are currently ranked in the Soccer Times Top 25 Coaches Poll, including this Friday's opponent, Washington (No. 2).

BEAVERS FINISH IN A DRAW: Oregon State recorded its second tie in the Pacific-10 Conference this season against Oregon last Friday. This coming after having tied Arizona 1-1 on Oct. 6. The Beavers have not registered two ties in conference action since the 1991 campaign when OSU was 1-2-2 in the Northwest Colleges Soccer Conference.

TOUGH CONFERENCE: Oregon State is in search of its first Pacific-10 Conference victory heading into this weekends contests with the Washington schools. The only time the Beavers have been winless in the Pac-10 was during the 1997 season (0-9-0).

OREGON STATE HEAD COACH STEVE FENNAH: Steve Fennah, in his third season as Oregon State's head coach, has a 20-32-4 record at OSU. In 1998, Fennah took over the program and tripled the Beavers' win total from the previous season with a 6-12-1 mark, OSU then surpassed its 1998 victory total by gaining its seventh win just 11 games into 1999 and Oregon State finished 8-11-1. Fennah spent 5 years coaching at Jesuit High in Beaverton, Ore. Fennah guided Jesuit to 4 straight Oregon Class 4A state titles in his final 4 seasons at the school. He led the Crusaders to an 84-2-6 record and top-8 national rankings in each of his 5 seasons.

BreeANNA JOLIN: Junior forward BreeAnna Jolin (Anchorage, Alaska/Robert Service HS) has been among Oregon State's main weapons for the past 2 seasons ... this season, she has already earned a place on OSU's career top 10 in goals scored and she needs just two points to enter the Beavers' career top 10 in scoring ... OSU career, 26 points on 11 goals, 4 assists, 71 shots ... among OSU career leaders, 10th in goals (11) after scoring against No. 10 USC on Oct. 15 ... 2000 season, 8 points on 2 goals, 4 assists, 22 shots ... 2000 highlights, had an assist on Oct. 20 against Oregon ... scored a goal and dished out an assist against USC on Oct. 15 ... scored game's lone goal in 1-0 win over Gonzaga on Sept. 8 ... had assist in 2-1 win at Hawaii on Sept. 3 ... had first collegiate assist in 5-2 win over Northern Arizona on Sept. 2 ... missed the Beavers' first 2 games due to a suspension for a violation of NCAA rules regarding outside competition.

KATIE HENDERSON: Sophomore midfielder Katie Henderson (Littleton, Colo./Heritage HS) is back for an encore after an exciting freshman season ... deadly on penalty kicks, going 5-for-5 in her career ... OSU career, 22 points on 9 goals, 4 assists, 53 shots ... 2000 season, 8 points on 3 goals, 2 assists, 19 shots ... 2000 highlights, scored her third goal of the season at Oregon on Oct. 20 ... had career-high 5 points with career-high 2 goals, 1 assist in 5-2 win vs. Northern Arizona on Sept. 2 ... had assist in OSU's 2-1 win over Idaho on Aug. 29.

DANTE LIPFERT: Sophomore forward Dante Lipfert (Los Angeles, Calif./Hamilton HS) is off to a fast start this fall after showing flashes of brilliance in her first season at OSU ... this season, she has already earned a place on OSU's career top 10 in goals scored and she could enter the Beavers' career top 10 in scoring ... OSU career, 21 points on 10 goals, 1 assists, 93 shots ... among OSU career leaders, tied for 11th in goals (10) ... 2000 season, 11 points on 5 goals, 1 assist, 47 shots ... among 2000 Pacific-10 leaders, tied for fifth in game-winning goals (3), tied for seventh in shots (47) ... 2000 highlights, recorded first assist of her career against USC on Oct. 15 ... tied career-high with 2 goals in 2-1 win vs. Boise State on Sept. 24, tied game in 88th minute, then won it in 113th minute ... had career-high 2 goals in 5-2 win vs. Northern Arizona on Sept. 2 ... scored goal in 2-1 win vs. Idaho on Aug. 29.

ELIZABETH PEASE: Senior goalkeeper Elizabeth Pease (Sacramento, Calif./St. Francis HS) is competing for playing time ... OSU career, 2.35 goals-against average, 203 saves, 5 shutouts, 3 shared shutouts, 95 goals allowed, 3,640 minutes ... among OSU career leaders, second in saves (203) ... 2000 season, 2.40 goals-against average, 15 saves, 0 shutouts, 10 goals allowed, 375 minutes ... 2000 highlights, registered a season-high five saves against No. 10 ranked USC on Oct. 15 ... posted 67 scoreless minutes after entering game at halftime in 2-1 overtime win over Boise State on Sept. 24 ... in goal for 2-1 win vs. Idaho on Aug. 29.

JERIKA DURAN: Senior goalkeeper Jerika Duran (Divide, Colo./Iver C. Ranum HS, Mesa State U.) has earned the starting job ... OSU career, 1.24 goals-against average, 74 saves, 2 shutouts, 1 shared shutout, 23 goals allowed, 1,671 minutes ... 2000 season, 1.05 goals-against average, 67 saves, 1 shutout, 21 goals allowed, 1806 minutes ... among 2000 Pacific-10 leaders, sixth in saves (67) ... 2000 highlights, had 12 saves in 120 minutes against Oregon on Oct. 20 ... recorded eight saves against No. 7 UCLA on Oct. 13 ... posted shutout in 1-0 win over Gonzaga on Sept. 8 ... in goal for 2-1 win at Hawaii on Sept. 3 as OSU clinched No Ka Oi Tournament title ... in goal for 5-2 win vs. Northern Arizona on Sept. 2.

OREGON STATE'S WIN STREAK: Oregon State put together its longest winning streak in almost 5 years from Aug. 29-Sept. 8, winning 4 straight games. The Beavers beat Idaho (2-1), Northern Arizona (5-2), Hawaii (2-1) and Gonzaga (1-0). That was OSU's longest winning streak since the Beavers won 6 in a row near the end of the 1995 season.

CRABTREE TOPS ALL-TOURNEY PICKS: At Hawaii's No Ka Oi Tournament, Oregon State sophomore midfielder Morgan Crabtree was voted the tourney's Outstanding Player award. Joining Crabtree on the all-tournament team for OSU were sophomore defender Mandy Melendez and sophomore forward Dante Lipfert.

OFFENSE REACHES NEW HEIGHTS VS. NORTHERN ARIZONA: Oregon State's 5-2 win over Northern Arizona on Sept. 2 in Hawaii's No Ka Oi Tournament was the Beavers' biggest scoring surge in years. Prior to the win over Northern Arizona, OSU hadn't scored 5 goals in a game since a 6-0 home win over Eastern Washington on Sept. 27, 1997. The Beavers hadn't scored 5 goals in a game away from Corvallis since a 5-0 win at Gonzaga in 1992.

OSU ALL-TIME RECORD: Oregon State now has an all-time record of 106-122-13 since elevating women's soccer to varsity status for the 1988 season. The Beavers have an all-time record of 24-47-3 in league games.

NATIONALLY-RANKED OPPONENTS: Oregon State's 2000 schedule includes 7 games against teams ranked in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll of Oct. 22: at home vs. No. 12 Portland on Aug. 26 (4-0 loss), at home vs. No. 16 Florida State on Sept. 29 (2-1 loss), at No. 8 UCLA on Oct. 13 (0-3 loss), at No. 14 Southern California on Oct. 15 (2-5 loss), at home vs. No. 2 Washington on Oct. 27, at No. 7 California on Nov. 3 and at No. 13 Stanford on Nov. 5.

OSU CAREER LEADER LISTS: Where current OSU players stand on or near the school's career leaders lists through Oct. 23:

CAREER SCORING                                Name	Gls.	Asts.	Pts.10. Dionne Richardson (1989-92)	10	8	28> BreeAnna Jolin (1998-present)	11	4	26  Katie Henderson (1999-present)	9	4	22  Dante Lipfert (1999-present)	10	1	21 CAREER GOALS9. Cacey Zimmer (1990-93)	13>10. BreeAnna Jolin (1998-present)	11  Dante Lipfert (2000)	5	1	11 BreeAnna Jolin (1999)	7> Dante Lipfert (2000)	5 Morgan Crabtree (2000)	4  BreeAnna Jolin (2000) 	4 PACIFIC-10 LEADER LISTS: Where OSU stands on the Pacific-10 leaders lists through Oct. 23:INDIVIDUAL SHOTSName7. (tie) Dante Lipfert	47INDIVIDUAL GAME-WINNING GOALSName5. (tie) Dante Lipfert	3INDIVIDUAL SAVESName6. Jerika Duran	67TEAM SCORING         	Gls.	Asts.	Pts.8. Oregon State	20	19	59TEAM GOALS8. Oregon State	20TEAM GOALS PER GAME9. Oregon State	1.18TEAM ASSISTS8. Oregon State	19TEAM SHOTS7. Oregon State	268TEAM GOALS ALLOWED8. Oregon State	31TEAM GOALS ALLOWED PER GAME8. Oregon State	1.82TEAM SAVES3. Oregon State	87TEAM SHUTOUTS8. (tie) Oregon State	1TEAM CORNER KICKS4. Oregon State	91TEAM OFFSIDES1. Oregon State	45TEAM FOULS2. Oregon State	232TEAM YELLOW CARDS2. Oregon State	10

LORENZ FIELD AT VALLEY STADIUM: Oregon State's soccer facility, Paul Lorenz Field at Patrick Wayne Valley Stadium, provides soccer enthusiasts with one of the top places to both play and watch the sport on the West Coast. The main seating section holds approximately 1,000 and rises above the midfield line on the west sideline, total capacity is 1,500. A press box for media and statistics and film crews is located behind the main seating section. OSU is 14-28-2 at Lorenz Field at Valley Stadium, which opened for the 1996 season. The Beavers are 4-5-1 at home this season. The stadium is located a block southeast of Reser Stadium, just south of the intersection of 17th Street and Western Boulevard.

OSU ON TELEVISION: This Sunday's Oregon State soccer match against Washington State will be televised on Fox Sports Northwest. The match telecast will be shown via tape delay Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.

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