Women's Soccer Falls 1-0 To Stanford In Season Finale
Nov. 5, 2000
STANFORD, Calif. - Oregon State University's women's soccer team finished its season on a bittersweet note Sunday, when the Beavers suffered a 1-0 setback against Pacific-10 conference foe Stanford.
The Beavers suffered another close loss to a top-25 team and end the season with a 6-13-2 overall record and a 0-7-2 mark in the Pac-10. No. 15 Stanford ends the regular season with a 13-5-1 overall record and finishes Pac-10 action at 6-3-0.
'We played extremely well again,' commented OSU head coach Steve Fennah. 'We had three goals come back off the crossbar or the post, and Carly Smolack, Stanford's goalkeeper, had an outstanding game with some other big saves as well.'
The lone goal of the day came in the second half at the 63:42 mark when freshman Brittany Oliveira sent a cross from the right side to the middle of the box. Cardinal senior Christy LaPierre headed in the pass for her third goal of the season.
The Beavers had struggled offensively in the last two games but were able to get off eight shots in the contest while Stanford let 16 fly.
Oregon State senior keeper Jerika Duran recorded eight saves in her final game and finished the season with 91. Smolak, a native of Lake Oswego, OR, recorded her 10th shutout of the season for the Cardinal.
Fennah was pleased with his team's effort on the day and on the season.
'We played well and knocked the ball around well, as we've done all year, it's just been a very cruel year in that sense. It was a good game for our team all-around, a good effort.'
STANFORD 1, OREGON STATE 0
Score by halves:
California 0 1 - 1
Oregon State 0 0 - 0
Scoring: STAN - Christy LaPierre (assist by Brittany Oliveira), 63:42.
SHOTS: STAN 16, OSU 8. CORNER KICKS: STAN 10, OSU 3. SAVES: STAN 2, OSU 8. FOULS: STAN 8, OSU 10.