Women's Soccer Drops Overtime Match With Arizona, 2-1
Oct. 21, 2001
TUCSON, Ariz. - Sophomore Stephanie Lucas' goal put Oregon State University in front of University of Arizona, but the Beavers were unable to hold on as the Wildcats rallied to score a pair of goals and record a 2-1 overtime victory in Sunday's women's soccer action.
OSU falls to 7-6-1 overall and 0-4-0 in Pacific-10 Conference competition while Arizona improves to 5-7-1 on the year and 2-2-0 in the Pac-10.
The match shaped-up as a defensive battle early. Arizona freshmen Vanesha Bailey and Lindsey Peeples had two solid forays into Beaver territory during the 12th minute, but both were stifled by the OSU defense. The Beavers also had their share of attempts offensively but Wildcat goalkeeper Shannon Monti intercepted a number of early crosses, negating many shot opportunities for OSU.
'It was a game that was fairly even throughout by both sides,' said OSU head coach Steve Fennah.
The teams were in a scoreless tie at halftime but Lucas gave the Beavers the lead at the 47:01 mark when she fired a cross from Katie Henderson into the back of the net from eight yards out.
'It was a good goal,' commented Fennah. 'We were ahead but just couldn't hold on.'
Arizona evened things up in the 82nd minute when senior Twila Kaufman sent a short back-pass in the box to freshman Cassie Daniels who punched in the goal from 12 yards out.
Neither team could get on the board in the remainder of regulation, forcing an overtime period. Candice Wilks scored the game-winner for the Wildcats in the 91st minute, firing a shot from 20 yards out into the net.
'Physically we got worn down a little more,' said Fennah. 'In overtime they were sharper and quicker.'
OSU goalkeeper Jo Fletcher made eight saves on the day while Monti had three saves for Arizona.
The Beavers return home to face Southern California on Friday. Anyone wearing orange will receive free admission to the 3 p.m. match.
ARIZONA 2, OREGON STATE 1
Score by halves:
Oregon State 0 1 0- 1
Arizona 0 1 1- 2
SHOTS: UA 23, OSU 11. CORNER KICKS: UA 12, OSU 1. SAVES: UA 3, OSU 9. FOULS: UA 17, OSU 12.