Beavers Back On The Road Again
Oct. 13, 2004
THIS WEEK: Oregon State (6-7-0 overall, 0-2-0 Pacific-10) is on the road this week taking on Oregon Friday at 7 p.m. OSU was on the road last week for its Pac-10 season opener, losing both matchups against UCLA on Friday 4-1 and USC on on Sunday 1-0.
'It is difficult going down to L.A. with the level of game,' OSU head coach Steve Fennah said. 'I think we played very well on Friday, and we played very well during the second half of our game on Sunday. We have to put a complete game together, and because of that we didn't win.'
'It is especially important we work on playing a complete game,' Fennah said when commenting on the team's upcoming game against the Ducks. 'We need to get back to basics, make sure our fundamentals are good again.'
OSU will be looking to standout players such as Jodie Taylor, who scored the only goal for the Beavers this week against UCLA. Taylor is currently leading the Pac-10 with 23 points (11 goals, 1 assist), 11 goals, and tied for first with 46 shots, with UCLA's Bristyn Davis and USC's Rosa Anna Tantillo. Taylor is also on track to break OSU's Val Williams' single-season scoring record of 47 points.
SERIES HISTORY WITH OREGON: The Beavers last matchup against the Ducks in 2003 resulted in a 4-3 overtime loss at Lorenz Field at Valley Stadium. OSU has won 7 of their 10 matchups against Oregon since they first played them in 1988. The Ducks are led by ninth year head coach Bill Stephen who brought his team to 9-11-0 on the season last year. The Ducks are currently 3-8-1 overall and 0-2 in the Pac-10.
OSU GAME HIGHLIGHTS VS. NO. 8 UCLA: OSU lost to NO. 8 UCLA 4-1 on the road last Friday in its Pac-10 season opener. UCLA's Daneaha Adams scored the loan goal of the first half, however OSU's Jodie Taylor came back to tie the game for the Beavers when she executed a goal off a penalty kick in the 48th minute of the second half. The Beavers were able to fend off the Bruins until late in the second half when UCLA's Jill Oakes, Bristye Davis, and Brynn McGrath broke through, scoring in the last 15 minutes of the game. The game brought OSU to 6-6-0 on the year and 0-1 for their Pac-10 season opener, while raising UCLA to 8-3-0 overall and 1-0-0 in conference.
OSU GAME HIGHLIGHTS VS. USC: OSU fell to USC 1-0 on the road last Sunday, bringing its overall record to 6-7-0 and 0-2 in conference, while raising the Trojans to 8-3-1 overall and 2-0 in the Pac-10. USC's Tracy Lansing scored on a 25-yard shot in the fifth minute of the game, off assists from Tina Sutorius and Kat Stolpa. Despite battling USC and only being outshot 7-6 during the second half, the Beavers were unable to pull off the win.