Beavers Shut Out Wildcats 5-0 In Home Finale

Oct. 27, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- - Jo Fletcher made eight saves and Courtney Carter netted two first-half goals to help lead Oregon State over Arizona 5-0 Sunday afternoon at Lorenz Field.

Katie Henderson assisted two goals in the second half for the Beavers (8-7-2, 1-5 Pacific-10) who picked up their first Pac-10 victory of the season.

'Obviously we are excited to get the goals,' OSU coach Steve Fennah said. 'We didn't play any different today than we have the last couple of games. It was a good team performance and today we finished our chances well.'

With the shutout, OSU has six for the season, which is the most since the Beavers blanked seven opponents in 1995.

Melena Ertler set up Carter's first goal, which she poked passed Arizona keeper Natalie Juarez and tapped into an open net. In the 19th minute Morgan Crabtree crossed to the far post and Carter headed it in for her team-high eighth goal of the season and a 2-0 lead.

Whitney Horn scored her first goal of the year at the 43:15 mark to give OSU a 3-0 advantage at halftime. Jillian Nicks centered the ball the middle of the box and Horn headed it in.

In the 78th minute Brianna Monka scored her sixth goal of the season when she knocked in a cross from Henderson. Five minutes later Monka led Henderson up the right side and Henderson's shot hit the post. Stacey Mescher rebounded Henderson's shot and put it passed Arizona keeper Amanda Martin for the game's final goal.

OSU outshot Arizona 21-16 and had a 13-4 advantage in the first half. Fletcher stopped five shots in the second half to earn her sixth shutout of the season.

Sunday's contest marked the final home game for Oregon State's six seniors Henderson, Horn, Fletcher, Crabtree, Ashley Johnston and Mandy Melendez, and Fennah was pleased with result.

'It's an exciting way for our six seniors to finish up their home careers,' he said.

The Beavers will face Southern California 2 p.m. Friday in Los Angeles.

OREGON STATE 5, ARIZONA 0Arizona		0  0  - 0Oregon State 	3  2  - 0Scoring:OSU - Courtney Carter (Melena Ertler), 10:03.OSU - Courtney Carter (Morgan Crabtree) 18:12.OSU - Whitney Horn (Jillian Nicks), 43:16.OSU - Brianna Monka (Katie Henderson) 77:14.OSU - Stacey Mescher (Katie Henderson; Brianna Monka) 83:10.Summary: SHOTS: AZ 16, OSU 21; CORNERS: AZ 4 OSU 7; SAVES: AZ 6 OSU 8; FOULS: AZ 23, OSU 26.Cautions: OSU - Melena Ertler, 53:07; Ashley Johnston, 61:25; OSU Team, 73:06.AZ - Vanesha Bailey, 76:46.

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