UW Women Fall to Oregon State with Ninth 1-0 Setback
Oct. 30, 2005
SEATTLE - Stacey Mescher converted a breakaway opportunity early in the game Sunday at Husky Soccer Field, leading Oregon State to a 1-0 win over the Washington women who lost their eighth straight game.
The Huskies (0-16-3) remained winless with one game left to play in the 2005 season. They host cross-state rival Washington State on Friday at 5 p.m. UW dropped to 0-8 in Pac-10 play.
Washington suffered its 12th one-goal loss of the season. It was the ninth time an opponent defeated the Huskies by a 1-0 score.
Oregon State was victorious for only the third time in 15 all-time meetings with UW. The Beavers improved to 10-6-1 overall with a 3-3-1 conference record.
The Huskies lost despite controlling the run of play and registering a 20-4 advantage in shots. OSU was limited to just one shot in the second half.
The Beavers netted the only goal they needed on their second of three first-half shots. Mescher snuck behind the UW defense and collected a through pass from Jodie Taylor. She raced 25 yards with the ball before slipping a low 15-yard shot into the goal at 11:01.
'It was very similar to Friday night and you can't give up that kind of goal,' Coach Lesle Gallimore said, drawing a comparison to the Huskies' 1-0 loss against Oregon. 'You can't give them those kind of opportunities. That ends up being the difference in the game. It's unfortunate that we again fall behind early and have to chase the game.'
The Huskies forced the action early, but their first three shots were stopped by OSU goalkeeper Melissa Onstad who finished with six saves en route to her seventh shutout.
'Some people came out today with gutty performances. We created plenty of chances and just can't seem to put one away,' Gallimore said. 'We're going to keep training this week and try to go get the Cougs on Friday night in our last game. We'll try to salvage something on a positive note, but whether we win or lose we have so many good things on our team to build on for next year.
'We have a lot of good personalities and players who understand what it takes to get us back to where we need to go. We have good kids coming in and injured kids that will be back. We're confident as coaches that this is the only time you'll see Husky soccer at this much of a low, for sure.'
Junior goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen (Gig Harbor, Wash./Bellarmine Prep) was credited with one save for the Huskies. Rasmussen has held opposing teams to only one goal on 11 occasions this season, but has no wins to show for her efforts.
NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
Husky Soccer Field/Seattle, Wash.
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005
Oregon State 1, Washington 0
Scoring --1, OSU, Stacey Mescher (Jodie Taylor), 11:01.
Shots -- OSU 4, UW 20.
Saves -- OSU 6 (Melissa Onstad), UW 1 (Kelsey Rasmussen).
Corner Kicks -- OSU 2, UW 2.
Fouls -- OSU 15, UW 9.
Attendance -- 1,011.
Records -- Washington 0-16-3, 0-8 Pac-10, Oregon State 10-6-1, 3-3-1 Pac-10.