Sun Devil Soccer Falls To Pilots , 3-1
Nov. 11, 2000
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Sophomore defender Lauren Orlandos scored a pair of goalsSaturday, leading #10 Portland (16-3-0) to a 3-1 NCAA second roundplayoff win over Arizona State (14-7-1).
Portland advances to the third round, and will face the winner ofSunday's Montana-Washington game. Date and game time will be determinedSunday evening.
The Portland offense was relentless Saturday, notching a 30-4 shotadvantage. Portland keeper Cheryl Loveless made two saves, one coming ona breakaway in the second half.
'We played very well today. We had a lot of scoring opportunities andwe probably should have put them away in the first half,' said Portlandhead coach Clive Charles. 'When they scored a goal in the second half,it put a little pressure on us, but it was a good performance today andwe came out with a victory.'
Orlandos notched both goals off corner kick services from EmilyPatterson, and Patterson later added a goal off an assist from ErinMisaki.
'They played like we expected them to play. Arizona State was lookingfor anything they could get because they couldn't match up with us1-on-1,' added Misaki. 'They compacted their defense so we couldn't geta whole lot through and they made things difficult on us to score.'
In the 30th minute, Orlandos headed in a textbook bending corner fromPatterson, and in the 61st minute, Orlandos got her second goal with asemi-bicycle kick just in front of the goal after Lindsay Smart's headerwasn't cleared.
'I felt like we were dominating today, but we certainly did not want tocome out and think that they were an easy team,' noted Orlandos, the2000 WCC Defender of the Year. 'We came out and played like we were upagainst any tough team like Santa Clara or Notre Dame.'
After ASU's Marianne Simmons hit a 45-yard free kick off the left postand in to make the score 2-1 at 62:29, Portland continued with thepressure, finally culminating when Misaki found Patterson to the rightof the goal. Patterson calmly lost a defender and beat the keeper to thelower left corner of the goal.
'The first half we came out very flat and it seemed like we were veryscared. We started five freshmen and we were back on our heels,' saidASU head coach Terri Patraw. 'In the second half we did things a lotbetter and we had our chances, but they came down on us and we went into halftime just trying to get a retrieveable game.'
'They are very dangerous off of corner kicks and that is where theyfocus their attack. No one plays like they do. They are a very difficultteam to play against. They bang everything forward and skip themidfield.'
ARIZONA STATE (14-7-1) vs. PORTLAND (16-3-0) Date: Nov 11, 2000 Attendance: 815 Weather:
Goals by period 1 2 Tot ARIZONA STATE....... 0 1 - 1 PORTLAND............ 1 2 - 3
SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 29:42 POR ORLANDOS, Lauren (PATTERSON, Emily) 2. 60:21 POR ORLANDOS, Lauren (SMART, Lindsay/PATTERSON, Emily) 3. 62:29 ASU SIMMONS, Marianne (unassisted) 4. 84:49 POR PATTERSON, Emily (MISAKI, Erin)
Shots: ARIZONA STATE 4, PORTLAND 30 Saves: ARIZONA STATE 8 (REINKE, Erin 8), PORTLAND 2 (LOVELESS, Cheryl 2)