Head Coach Steve Fennah's Comments On OSU's Spring Season

May 3, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. - - The women's soccer team recently wrapped up a successful spring schedule that included a 3-0 win over Northwest rival Washington State. The following are head coach Steve Fennah's comments on the spring campaign:

'It was an extremely successful spring for our squad. We accomplished individually and as a team many of our goals that we had set at the end of the fall season as priorities for the spring.'


'The play of our forwards in terms of shape and penetration of the opposition's defenders showed great improvement. Both Jillian Nicks and Janelle Joy made good strides in the spring. Katie Henderson continued her solid performance that she's had throughout the year.'


'Morgan Crabtree and Lindsey Beem continue to develop an understanding of playing with each other, and Courtney Carter is making very good strides in the development of her game.'


'Despite a number of players being injured at one point or another during the spring, they continue to be a very good unit.'


'Jo Fletcher in goal did nothing but confirm our view that she must be one of the top two or three goalkeepers on the West Coast, if not in the country.'


'Our seven-a-side tournament was a great success, and is something that we'll look to expand next year. The team played some very exciting soccer during the tournament.'

ON WASHINGTON STATE (Won, 3-0): 'This was a great win and a dominating performance overall'.

ON SAN DIEGO STATE (Tied, 1-1): 'We completely dominated the play and possession, but just failed to score on too many occasions.'

ON SAN DIEGO (Lost, 4-3): 'This was an excellent college game that could have gone either way. It was tied 1-1 at the half, and San Diego State came out with three goals in the first five minutes of the second half, so we were down 4-1 right off the bat. We battled back to make it 4-3, and had a chance to equalize later in the game.'


'The team is very excited for the fall season and opening at the Florida State tournament (Aug. 30-Sept. 1), where we'll face two top-20 teams in Florida State and Wake Forest.'

OSU will play 11 home games in 2002, beginning with a weekend homestand against Hawaii and Gonzaga on Sept. 6 and 8.

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