OSU Tops New Hampshire 4-0 On First Day Of Nike Invitational

Sept. 3, 2004

CORVALLIS, Ore. - - The Oregon State women's soccer team improved its record to 3-0-0 Friday with a convincing 4-0 non-league win over New Hampshire on the first day of the OSU/Nike Invitational at Lorenz Field.OSU grabbed a 1-0 halftime lead when Jodie Taylor netted her third score in as many games off a long lead from Stacey Mescher in the 33rd minute.After halftime, shots from Alyssa Blackwell and Mescher found the back of the net in the 51st and 55th minutes, respectively, to give the Beavers a commanding 3-0 advantage. Courtney Carter assisted on each score, both of which were the first goals of the year for Blackwell and Mescher.'This was a good collegiate game,' OSU coach Steve Fennah said. 'I don't think the score was necessarily reflective of how competitive this game was. Give credit to New Hampshire, we had to work very hard to get this result.'Chloe Mutnick added her first career goal in the 86th minute off a long cross pass from Sara LaFleur, who recorded her first assist on the play.Melissa Onstad played 82 minutes in goal, making four saves, before Amy Johnson came on to finish the shutout.'I was pleased with our effort and focus today. We were sharp when we had opportunities, and Mel (Onstad) made some nice plays in goal. This was a good team effort.'New Hampshire took 13 shots, three each by Chiara Best and Julie Wernig.In the first game of the day, UNC-Greensboro beat Fresno State 2-1 when Amy Carnell headed in a Jaime Ableman corner kick with one second remaining in regulation.Fresno State opened the scoring with a Kortney Lewis goal at 21:49, but UNCG answered 11 seconds later with Deven Beachum score to make it 1-1.The Nike Invitational continues Sunday when OSU takes on UNC-Greensboro at 1 p.m. at Lorenz Field. Fresno State and New Hampshire square off at 11 a.m.OREGON STATE 4, NEW HAMPSHIRE 0New Hampshire 0 0 - 0Oregon State 1 3 - 4Scoring:OSU - Jodie Taylor (assist by Stacey Mescher), 32:!6OSU - Alyssa Blackwell (Courtney Carter), 50:11OSU- Stacey Mescher (Courtney Carter), 54:36OSU- Chloe Mutnick (Sara LaFleur), 85:25Summary: SHOTS: UNH 13, OSU 16; CORNERS: UNH 2, OSU 4; SAVES: UNH 6, OSU4; FOULS: UNH 16, OSU 14.Cautions:OSU- Jodie Taylor (yellow), 38:58OSU- Liz Money (yellow), 59:40UNC-GREENSBORO 2, FRESNO STATE 1Fresno State 1 0 - 1UNC-Greensboro 1 1 - 2Scoring:FS - Kortney Lewis (Erika Sugano), 21:49UNCG - Deven Beachum (Rakel Logodottir), 22:00UNCG - Amy Carnell (Jaime Ableman), 89:59Summary: SHOTS: FS 14, UNCG 19; CORNERS: FS 5, UNCG 3; SAVES: FS 5, UNCG4; FOULS: FS 6, UNCG 7Cautions: None.

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