Huskies Rally for 3-2 Overtime Win at Oregon State

Oct. 22, 2004

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Senior Nikki Gamble (Oak Harbor, Wash./Oak Harbor) netted the game-winning goal three minutes into the second overtime Friday, capping seventh-ranked Washington's come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Oregon State in a Pac-10 women's soccer contest at Paul Lorenz Field.

The Huskies (11-3-1) evened their conference record at 2-2-1 while Oregon State (7-8) dropped to 1-3.

Washington dominated the game statistically, outshooting the Beavers 31-5. OSU did not attempt a corner kick while the Huskies had 17.

'With the way the statistics were, this was a game we needed to get,' said UW Coach Lesle Gallimore. 'We knew right when Nikki hit it that it was going in. It was an awesome shot.'

The golden goal was the eighth score of the season for Gamble, tying her for the team lead with senior Tina Frimpong (Vancouver, Wash./Hudson's Bay) who set up the play. Frimpong was credited with an assist that pushed her career point total to 80, tying the school record established by Theresa Wagner between 1997-2000.

When compiling aggregate statistics, soccer's tabulation system credits two points for a goal and one for each assist. Frimpong scored her school-record 35th career goal last Friday and she now has 10 assists.

Frimpong dribbled to the goal line and fed a pass back to the top of the box. Gamble quickly sent a 15-yard blast into the lower left of the goal at 103:06. That was Gamble's first game-winning goal of the season.

Gamble's overtime heroics would not have been possible without the efforts of junior Kim Taylor (Woodland Hills, Calif.) who twice helped the Huskies rally from a goal down. Taylor assisted on a 22nd-minute goal by Cassie Giles (Portland, Ore.) that tied the score at 1-1.

The Beavers then claimed a 2-1 lead before Taylor forced overtime with less than four minutes remaining in regulation time. Her equalizer came on a 10-yard strike at 86:36.

Both OSU tallies were recorded by freshman Jodie Taylor who increased her Pac-10 leading total to 13 goals. She parlayed two breakaway chances into scores, the first coming at 7:23 off a long lead pass from Alyssa Blackwell. Taylor had an unassisted goal at 67:05.

Oregon State goalkeeper Melissa Onstad held up well against the 31-shot barrage. She registered nine saves, including a stop in a one-on-one situation with Frimpong.

Sophomore Kelsey Rasmussen (Gig Harbor, Wash./Bellarmine Prep) made one save for the Huskies. She has played all of every game this season for UW, a total of 1,412 minutes.

The Huskies remain on the road to play at Oregon, Sunday in Eugene. That marks the 11th road contest in the last 13 games for UW.

'For confidence purposes it was good for us to get back on the winning track,' Gallimore said of her Huskies who lost Sunday to No. 6 UCLA.

'For us to keep battling from one-goal down was impressive. It was one of those games where you get in attacking mode and then give up some breakaways. We scouted Jodie Taylor and knew that she is a good scorer and then we gave them basically two breakaway goals.'

NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
Paul Lorenz Field; Corvallis, Ore.

#7 Washington 3, Oregon State 2 (2ot)

Scoring -- 1, OSU, Jodie Taylor (Alyssa Blackwell), 7:23. 2, UW, Cassie Giles (Kim Taylor), 21:17. 3, OSU, Jodie Taylor, 67:05. 4, UW, Kim Taylor, 86:36. 5, UW, Nikki Gamble (Tina Frimpong), 103:06.


Shots -- UW 31, OSU 5.
Saves -- UW 1 (Kelsey Rasmussen), OSU 9 (Melissa Onstad).
Corner Kicks -- UW 17, OSU 0.
Fouls -- UW 14, OSU 12.
Offsides -- UW 1, OSU 8.

Records:
Washington 11-3-1, 2-2-1 Pac-10
Oregon State 7-8-0, 1-3-0 Pac-10.

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