Huskies Defeat Oregon State 1-0 in Women's Soccer
Oct. 15, 2006
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Washington women's soccer team gained a measure of revenge one day after their football counterparts lost 27-17 against Oregon State at Husky Stadium.
'It was tough to be here in Beaver country yesterday after the unfortunate events on the football field,' Coach Lesle Gallimore said after her Huskies registered a 1-0 road victory Sunday at Paul Lorenz Field. 'We came out today, played hard and avenged that loss.'
Washington's overall record improved to 6-8 with its first win in three Pac-10 outings. The Beavers dropped to 8-5-2 with a 1-3 conference mark.
Sophomore defender Katie Hall (Woodinville, Wash./Woodinville) scored the game's lone goal on an impressive 45-yard free kick just over 16 minutes into the game. She sent a high ball from the left side toward the goal after an OSU foul.
Junior teammate Dani Bridges (Maple Valley, Wash./Tahoma) narrowly missed re-directing the ball on an attempted header, but in the process drew Beaver goalkeeper Melissa Onstad toward her. The ball carried over both of them and into the goal at 16:04.
Hall netted her first collegiate goal. She had an earlier long-range shot three minutes into the contest, a 40-yard blast that caromed off the crossbar. Those were the first two shots of the season for Hall.
The Huskies led 1-0 at halftime despite being outshot 5-3. The teams played 45 scoreless second-half minutes while UW compiled an 8-5 shooting advantage for a slim 11-10 game margin.
Senior goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen (Gig Harbor, Wash./Bellarmine Prep) was credited with saves on two OSU scoring chances. The Beavers' most dangerous opportunity, a 55th-minute shot by leading scorer Jodie Taylor, was cleared off the goal line by freshman defender Lindsey Kasser (Issaquah, Wash./Issaquah).
Taylor had a breakaway three minutes later, but was fouled from behind by UW freshman Nikki Murray (Des Moines, Wash./Mt. Rainier) just before she dribbled into the box. Murray was issued a yellow card on the play and the Beavers' ensuing free kick was saved by Rasmussen.
Onstad made three saves for the Beavers who also lost by a 1-0 tally, Friday against Washington State.
Sunday's victory snapped a three-game losing skid for Washington on its just completed four-game road trip. The Huskies return home for the first time in nearly a month when they host California, Friday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m.
'It's great to get a split on a road trip to Oregon and now come home with some confidence,' Gallimore said. 'We still need to get more dynamic in front of the goal and if we do, we can win some of these games coming up.'
NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
Paul Lorenz Field; Corvallis, Ore.
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006
Washington 1, Oregon State 0
Scoring --1, UW, Katie Hall, 16:04.
Shots -- UW 11, OSU 10.
Saves -- UW 3 (Kelsey Rasmussen 2), OSU 3 (Melissa Onstad).
Corner Kicks -- UW 4, OSU 1.
Fouls -- UW 25, OSU 14.
Offsides -- UW 3, OSU 4.
Attendance -- 125.
Records -- Washington 6-8-0, 1-2 Pac-10, Oregon 8-5-2, 1-3 Pac-10.