Beavers Claim 1-0 Exhibition Win Over Northern Illinois

Aug. 29, 2004

DEKALB, Ill. - - Alex Asai's goal in the 25th minute was enough to give the Oregon State men's soccer team a 1-0 exhibition win over Northern Illinois on Saturday.The Beavers open their regular season Wed., Sept. 1 at Valparaiso.Asai, a junior, scored from eight yards out off a pass from freshman midfielder Loren Hill at 24:58.Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Jason Mariner earned the win with a shutout, making four saves in 90 minutes.NIU outshot the Beavers 11-5 and Husky keeper Matt Corcoran was forced to make only one save.In all, seven OSU newcomers saw action Saturday, four of whom started (Mariner, goal; Mason Webb, defense; Alex Christensen, defense; and Brett Gardner, forward).NIU is coached by former Beavers assistant Steve Simmons.OREGON STATE 1, NORTHERN ILLINOIS 0Oregon State 1 0 - 1Northern Illinois 0 0 - 0Scoring:OSU - Alex Asai (assist: Loren Hill), 24:58Summary: SHOTS: OSU 6, NIU 11; CORNERS: OSU 5, NIU 5; SAVES: OSU 5, NIU1; FOULS: OSU 22, NIU 19.Cautions: None

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