Women's Soccer Blanks Portland State, 3-0

Sept. 25, 2001

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University took advantage of three second half goals to knock off Portland State University, 3-0, in Tuesday's women's soccer action.

With the victory, the Beavers improve to 5-1-1 overall while the Vikings fall to 0-7-1 on the year.

Both teams battled to a scoreless tie in the first half with most of the action taking place on Portland State's end of the field. The Beavers tallied 12 shots before the break compared to just two for the Vikings.

OSU had back-to-back scoring opportunities around the 15-minute mark when Katie Henderson and BreeAnna Jolin each fired shots from 10 yards out, but Viking keeper Gretchen Pietras made two of her six saves in the half to keep the Beavers at bay.

In the second half Oregon State broke-up the tie when Jolin, a senior, scored what proved to be the game-winner with 68:01 on the clock, taking a deflected ball into the net.

OSU added another goal at the 77:13 mark when sophomore Courtney Carter drilled a penalty kick past an outstretched Pietras. The Beavers were awarded the free shot after Pietras pinned Stephanie Lucas to the ground inside the box on a breakaway attempt.

Henderson, a junior, recorded Oregon State's final goal in the 81st minute, taking a breakaway pass from freshman Katie Magnuson. The goal was Henderson's sixth of the season and 15th of her career.

'We knocked the ball around well in both halves,' commented OSU head coach Steve Fennah. 'We had some good opportunities to score and finished them in the second half.'

Oregon State took 29 shots in the match while holding the Vikings to just six attempts.

Pietras recorded 11 saves in the contest for PSU while OSU keeper Jo Fletcher made three saves.

Needing just one more victory to match their win total from last season, the Beavers return to action on Friday with a 12 p.m. match against Eastern Washington University.

OREGON STATE 3, PORTLAND STATE 0
Score by halves:

Portland State 0 0 - 0
Oregon State 0 3 - 3

Scoring: OSU - BreeAnna Jolin (assist by Katie Henderson), 68:01, OSU - Courtney Carter (unassisted), 77:13, OSU - Katie Henderson (assist by Katie Magnuson), 81:47.
Summary:SHOTS: PSU 6, OSU 29. CORNER KICKS: PSU 6, OSU 12. SAVES: PSU 11, OSU 3. FOULS: PSU 7, OSU 8.

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