Huskies Suffer 2-1 Overtime Loss To Oregon State
Oct. 12, 2007
SEATTLE - Washington men's soccer was turned away from its first Pac-10 win of the season yet again, as the Huskies suffered a 2-1 overtime loss at the hands of Oregon State in front of 1,584 fans at Husky Soccer Field, Friday evening.
Senior midfielder Mason Webb scored the golden goal for the Beavers in the 96th minute. Junior forward Josh Cameron served a corner kick in front of the goal that slipped through the hands of UW redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Stephen Fung and Webb was there to drill the ball in the back of the net at the 95:45 minute mark. It was his only shot of the match.
The loss drops the Huskies' overall record to 5-5-2 and 0-2-1 in Pac-10 play, while Oregon State earned its first conference win improving to 4-7-0 and 1-2-0 in league action. UW has been held winless in its last four contests, with three losses and a tie.
'You look at the stats and it was an even game,' UW head coach Dean Wurzberger said. 'Oregon State plays a power game which is hard for us to deal with. I thought we had the right players on the field to handle it but at the end of the day we have to score more than one goal. I feel bad for Stephen Fung because he's done great. That's one handling error and in overtime you don't have a chance to answer. It's unfortunate because he played well in the game in general. Everyone made mistakes on the field, but his gets magnified. It's disheartening because we were looking to catch our first Pac-10 win tonight but we didn't score enough goals.'
The golden goal in overtime was the first scored by either team since the first half when most of the offensive action took place. The teams paired for 17 first half shots and two goals in the opening 45 minutes.
Senior forward Ely Allen accounted for Washington's goal which came on a penalty kick in the 44th minute. Freshman forward Ellis McLoughlin was taken down in the box by OSU goalkeeper Packy Deenihan to set up the penalty, and Allen converted on the shot to the lower left corner past Deenihan.
Allen's score came just over 20 minutes after the Beavers took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Cameron in the 22nd minute. It was the culmination of a flurry of action in front of the UW goal, with a point blank shot from senior forward Nick Webb hitting the post and then being gathered up by Cameron who was able to get the ball past Fung on the second attempt.
Both teams tallied nearly equal shot totals, with the Huskies taking 12 shots and Oregon State taking 13. It was a physical match with 18 fouls committed by UW and 22 by Oregon State, to go along with five yellow cards.
The match marks the fourth time in the last five games the Huskies have reached overtime. UW is 1-2-1 in those contests. Both Fung and Deenihan tallied four saves in the match.
The Huskies will next host San Diego State, Friday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. and UCLA, Sunday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m.
Oregon State 2, Washington 1 (OT)
Husky Soccer Field; Seattle, Wash.
Scoring - 1, OSU, Josh Cameron (unassisted), 21:32. 2, UW, Ely Allen (penalty kick), 43:41. 3, OSU, Mason Webb (Josh Cameron), 95:45.
Shots - UW 13, OSU 12
Corners - UW 5, OSU 6
Saves - UW 4 (Stephen Fung), OSU 4 (Packy Deenihan)
Fouls - UW 18, OSU 22
Offsides - UW 0, OSU 2
Attendance - 1584