Women's Soccer Tops Dayton, 4-1, In Season Opener

Aug. 31, 2001

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Oregon State University's women's soccer team opened the 2001 season with a 4-1 victory against University of Dayton in Friday's first round of the Falcon Invitational hosted by the United States Air Force Academy.

The game was called after the 72nd minute due to a nearby lightning storm.

OSU head coach Steve Fennah was impressed with his team's first outing of the season, 'It was a good start and a good performance all-around.'

The Beavers got on the board first, just over 11 minutes into the match (11:24), when junior Katie Henderson took a pass from BreeAnna Jolin and lifted it over the keeper's head when she came out of the box.

Sophomore Courtney Carter added what proved to be the game-winning goal at the 24:26 mark off a pass from senior Leila Kaady.

'It was a good through-ball and it beat the keeper in the penalty area,' commented Fennah.Kaady added a long drive from 25 yards out that beat the keeper to the far corner of the net just over a minute later at 26:01, on an assist from Henderson, putting the Beavers in front 3-0 at the half.

Dayton got on the board in the second frame when Megan McKnight scored on a direct goal on a free kick from 35 yards at the 52:35 mark.

OSU added another goal in the 67th minute when Henderson found sophomore Stephanie Lucas in front of the box.

'Katie (Henderson) took the ball wide, beat a player and crossed it for Stephanie (Lucas) to head-in,' said Fennah.

Henderson's two assists on the day matched her assist total from last season.

Oregon State took 10 shots on the afternoon compared to Dayton's 12 and newcomer Jo Fletcher played every minute in goal for the Beavers, recording five saves.

The Beavers face tournament host Air Force at 1:00 p.m. Sunday.

OREGON STATE 4, DAYTON 1
Score by halves:
Dayton 0 1 - 1
Oregon State 3 1 - 4

Scoring:
OSU - Katie Henderson (assist by BreeAnna Jolin), 11:24, OSU - Courtney Carter (assist by Leila Kaady) 24:26, OSU - Leila Kaady (assist by Katie Henderson) 26:01, UD - Megan McKnight (unassisted), OSU - Stephanie Lucas (assist by Katie Henderson) 67:11.

Summary:
SHOTS: DAYTON 12, OSU 10. CORNER KICKS: DAYTON 9, OSU 3. SAVES: DAYTON 4, OSU 5. FOULS: DAYTON 2, OSU 1.

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