OSU Visits No. 1 Stanford, No. 11 California This Weekend

Oct. 15, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. - -

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LAST ACTION: Oregon State battled Washington State into double overtime with 10 players before losing 1-0 on a Katrina Stroh goal from a Christie Spear corner kick in the 104th minute. Keeper Jo Fletcher made nine saves in the game as the defense gave WSU all it could handle.

On Sunday, OSU and Washington played to a 1-1 halftime tie before UW put goals away in the 74th and 88th minutes to seal the win. OSU got on the board with seven seconds left in the first half when Brianna Monka took a centering pass from Cassidy Temple on the right wing and capitalized from five yards out. Temple earned her first career assist.

A LOOK AT STANFORD: The Cardinal (11-1-0, 2-0-0) enters the weekend ranked first in the NSCAA poll and have reeled off three straight wins since a 1-0 loss at the hands of then-No. 2 North Carolina on Oct. 4. In those three wins, Stanford has not surrendered a goal in beating Tulane 3-0, No. 15 USC 2-0, and No. 12 UCLA 1-0. Against teams ranked at the time of the meeting, the Cardinal owns wins over No. 1 Santa Clara (3-0), No. 3 Texas A&M (1-0, OT), No. 10 Texas (1-0), and No. 16 Florida (4-0). Stanford has outscored opponents 32-3 and has outshot them 196-70. In goal, Nicole Barnhart has eight shutouts and a 0.26 goals-against average. Marcie Ward leads Stanford with 18 points on seven goals and four assists.

OSU HISTORY WITH STANFORD: OSU is looking for its first win in the nine-game series on Friday. The Beavers lost a hard-fought match last year by a score of 2-1 in Corvallis in which the Beavers outshot Stanford 10-9.

A LOOK AT CALIFORNIA: The Bears (7-4-1, 0-2-0) are smarting after being shutout twice last weekend, 1-0 by UCLA and 2-0 by USC. Tracy Hamm leads Cal with 14 points on seven goals, and Carly Dania has 11 points on four goals and three assists. In goal, Sani Post and Ashley Sulprizio have split time to produce a 1.06 goals-against average. Cal owns three wins over ranked teams, having defeated then-No. 3 Texas A&M 1-0, No. 3 Santa Clara 2-1, and No. 7 Wake Forest 1-0.

OSU HISTORY WITH CALIFORNIA: OSU is 2-10-0 against Cal in a series that dates back to 1989. OSU and Cal began league play in 1993, and since that time, OSU is 2-6. The Beavers' wins came in 1994 and 1995 by counts of 5-1 and 2-0, respectively.

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