Beavers Take Care Of UW-GB On First Day Of Nike Invitational

Sept. 20, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. - -

After giving up an early goal to Wisconsin-Green Bay, the Oregon State women's soccer team shut down the Phoenix and rallied for a decisive 4-1 victory on Friday night at Lorenz Field on the first day of the OSU Nike Invitational.

In the day's first match, Pacific topped Oregon by a count of 4-0 to improve to 7-0-0 on the year, while the Ducks fell to 0-4-1.

Oregon State (4-1-2) and Pacific do battle for the Nike Invitational crown on Sunday at 2 p.m. following the match between Oregon and UW-GB (2-5-0) at 10:30 a.m.

With the win, OSU improved to 3-0-0 at home on the year, and ran its unbeaten streak to five games.

The Phoenix grabbed the early lead in the 16th minute when Angie Barrato lofted a shot from 10 yards out over the head of OSU keeper Jo Fletcher.

The Beavers retaliated a minute later, as Brianna Monka netted the equalizer from 25 yards at 16:09.

After that, OSU took control of the game, eventually outshooting UW-GB 29-3 and creating several scoring opportunities throughout the match - several of which OSU coach Steve Fennah felt should have been put away.

'I think the final score was indicative of how the game was, but it should have been that way much earlier,' the fifth-year coach said. 'We're still making the game too hard for ourselves, and I'm not going to allow our players to make excuses. They need to get things sorted out quicker, they need to play simpler, and they need to play faster. They have the ability to do that.

Following OSU's first goal, UW-GB keeper Kristin Schneider was inserted in goal in favor of starter Darci White.

The Beavers capitalized on three more opportunities following the substitution at 27:35, including the first career scores from freshmen Tessa Baker and Liz Money.

Baker tallied what proved to be the game-winning goal at 30:22 when Schneider was unable tocorral Baker's first shot, giving the freshman an open goal mouth for her first career score and a 2-1 lead.

Senior Katie Henderson tallied the match's third goal off a lead pass from Monka late in the second half.

Money got her score less than two minutes after Henderson in the 86th minute off a Courtney Carter corner kick, giving the Beavers the final 4-1 advantage.

'We're excited to take the four goals,' Fennah said. 'A couple of the freshmen got their first goals, so that was exciting. We won't complain about the result, but I think we can take care of the ball and move it better.

'It sounds a little bit like a broken record, but those are the things we need to do to be successful.'

The win over UW-GB sets up a showdown between two of the west coast's better teams, as OSU hosts Pacific on Sunday at 2 p.m. for the Nike Invitational title.

'Pacific has been playing very well,' Fennah said. 'They're very confident and they've been scoring a lot of goals, so it should be a good game.'

In the first game, Pacific held on to a 1-0 lead well into the second half after a Gabby Olivares cross pass hit the bar and was mishandled at 29:17, barely crossing the goal line.

The Tigers broke through in the 65th minute with a header from Olivares off a Yvonne Bailey corner kick.

Suzy Peterson and Ginny Teunissen gave UoP its final two goals.

OREGON STATE 4, WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY 1

Wisconsin-GB 1 0 - 1

Oregon State 2 2 - 4

Scoring:

UWGB - Angie Baratto (unassisted), 15:09

OSU - Brianna Monka (unassisted), 16:09

OSU - Tessa Baker (unassisted), 30:22

OSU - Katie Henderson (Brianna Monka), 83:24

OSU - Liz Money (Courtney Carter), 85:12

Summary:

SHOTS: UWGB 3, OSU 29; CORNERS: UWGB 1, OSU 7; SAVES: UWGB 5, OSU 1; FOULS: UWGB 11, OSU 17.

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