No. 12 Women's Soccer Blanks Oregon State, 2-0
Oct. 14, 2001
CORVALLIS, Ore. - No. 12 California swept the opening weekend of Pac-10 play with a 2-0 shutout of Oregon State Sunday afternoon. With the Bears' second shutout of the weekend, they improved to 10-2-1 overall. The Beavers fell to 7-4-1 and 0-2 in league play.
'We're very pleased with two shutouts on the weekend,' said Cal coach Kevin Boyd.' Oregon State is a good team and played tough. It was pretty even at the half. The second half we stepped up our play a little bit. Our center mids starting taking over and our forwards got a little more active and we created some nice chances. We are pleased to be 2-0 in the Pac-10 after the first weekend and feel like we played very well.'
After a scoreless first half that saw Cal outshoot Oregon State, 5-4, the Bears quickly got on the scoreboard early in the second half. In the 47th minute, midfielder Brittany Kirk took a pass from Kim Yokers and scored what eventually was her second game-winning goal of the weekend.
Forward Krysti Whalen added an insurance goal in the 57th minute for her first goal of the season. Kassie Doubrava sent a long through ball to Whalen, who beat the goalkeeper on a one-v-one opportunity.
The Bears outshot the Beavers 13-9 overall. Cal goalkeeper Mallory Moser had to make two saves to secure her fourth shutout of the season. OSU's keeper Gabby Nejedlo made one save.
Cal returns home Friday to host Washington at 3 p.m., at Edwards Stadium.
CALIFORNIA 2, OREGON STATE, 0
Score by halves:
California 0 2 - 2
Oregon State 0 0 - 0
Scoring: CAL - Brittany Kirk, (assist by Kim Yokers), 46:31, CAL - Krysti
Whalen, (assist by Kassie Doubrava), 56:21.
SHOTS: CAL 13, OSU 9.
CORNER KICKS: CAL 4, OSU 4.
SAVES: CAL 2, OSU 1.
FOULS: CAL 13, OSU 14.