Men's Soccer Earns First-Ever Victory Over Washington

Oct. 20, 2002

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Matt Johnson's first career goal lifted Oregon State to a 3-2 victory Sunday afternoon at Washington. It was the first win for the Beavers (10-3, 1-2 Pacific-10) against the Huskies (3-6-3, 0-3) in the 18-game history between the two schools.

Johnson rebounded his own deflected shot for the goal, which came in the 65th minute.

'The entire team worked hard today to get the desired result,' Oregon State coach Dana Taylor said. 'I'm proud of the way the guys defended for 90 minutes, and I'm extremely proud of the way the guys fought through lineup changes due to Washington's changes.'

OSU got off to a good start early when Joe Zaher netted his seventh goal of the season 5 minutes, 26 seconds into the game on a free kick. Washington answered in the 13th minute on Dayo Oyetuga's goal.

Alan Gordon gave the Beavers a 2-1 lead two minutes later, putting away his 10th goal of the season unassisted. Washington closed the half on a goal by Brett Wiesner.

Peter Billmeyer made five saves for the Beavers, who dropped consecutive road games last weekend.

'I'm proud of the way our guys handled themselves going into the match,' Taylor said. 'They were poised coming off two losses and I was extremely excited by the way they carried themselves.

'Peter and the back line came through a lot of pressure to preserve the win,' Taylor said. 'Nick Donaldson came off the bench and gave us an incredible amount of energy marking out one of the best players in the country in C.J. Klaas.'

OSU entered the match 0-16-1 all-time versus Washington. The two teams tied in 1993 and Washington had won the last 12 matches heading into Sunday.

The victory was the 10th of the season of the Beavers, the most since the 1995 season. The school record for wins in a season is 12, set in 1989.

OREGON STATE 3, WASHINGTON 2

Oregon State 2 1 - 3

Washington 2 0 - 2

Scoring:OSU - Joe Zaher 5:26.UW - Dayo Oyetuga (Seth Marsh, C.J. Klaas) 12:50.OSU - Alan Gordon 15:13.UW - Brett Wiesner (Kevin Murray, Seth Marsh).OSU - Matt Johnson 64:17.

Summary: SHOTS: OSU 19, UW 21; CORNERS: OSU 4, UW 6; SAVES: OSU 5, UW 7; FOULS: OSU 25, UW 14.

Cautions:OSU - Kurt Ness, 27:21; Daniel Smith, 41:45; Alan Gordon, 64:50.UW - Seth Marsh, :53.

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