Freshmen Carry UW To 2-1 Win Over Oregon State

Oct. 24, 2008

Box Score

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Washington women's soccer team got two goals from freshmen Friday, including the first a school-record 15 seconds into the match, and the Huskies held on for a 2-1 victory over Oregon State at Paul Lorenz Field.

The win gives UW an 11-5-0 overall record and a 2-3-0 mark in conference play. Oregon State falls to 5-7-2 and 0-3-1. The Huskies have won two straight since a four-game losing streak, all coming against top-five teams.

For the second time this season, the Huskies broke the school record for fastest goal in a game. Earlier this season, Kellye Joswick scored 37 seconds into a win over Colgate, which broke Tami Bennett's previous record of 50 seconds. This time, freshman Alex Webber (Poway, Calif.) made her first collegiate goal a memorable one as she took a cross from junior Veronica Perez (San Mateo, Calif.) and fired a shot from 15 yards out into the lower left corner of the net.

The scored remained 1-0 until the 66th minute when another freshman, Issaquah's Kate Deines, took a pass from sophomore Carli Cearnal (Santa Barbara, Calif.) and knocked in her fourth goal of the season from 16 yards out.

Less than a minute later, however, UW was whistled for a foul inside the box and Oregon State's Rachael Axon converted the penalty kick to get the Beavers back in the match.

The Husky defense tightened up over the final 20 minutes, not allowing the Beavers to take a shot to pick up their second Pac-10 win of the season.

'After that first goal we played like we always seem to play when we get an early goal which is not well,' Washington head coach Lesle Gallimore said. 'We let them back in it and they played well and threw some people forward at the end and we dodged some bullets. It wasn't the prettiest game. We didn't play our best and didn't take care of the ball and got disorganized defensively because we were turning balls over. With that said, as a coach you can't be disappointed in a win, especially on the road against a Pac-10 team.'

Webber's goal, which came in just the second start of her career, was the Huskies' only shot of the first half as the Beavers held a 7-1 advantage through the first 45 minutes. UW came out firing in the second half, out-shooting Oregon State, 11-1, but was able to reach the back of the net just once.

UW's third freshman starter in the game, goalkeeper Kari Davidson (Portland, Ore.), made three saves en route to her second win in three starts since taking over for injured junior Alex Phillips (Park City, Utah).

'Kari made a couple of big saves for us and stayed composed out there,' Gallimore said. 'Carli came in and did an outstanding job. We defended the corner kicks well and Alex Kirk worked really hard today.'

The Huskies continue their road trip Sunday when they head to Eugene to take on Oregon at 1 p.m.

NCAA Women's Soccer
Friday, Oct. 24, 2008
Washington 2, Oregon State 1

Scoring - 1, UW, Alex Webber (Veronica Perez), 00:15. 2, UW, Kate Deines (Carli Cearnal), 65:40. 3, OSU, Rachael Axon (pk), 66:17.

Shots - UW 12, OSU 8
Corners - UW 3, OSU 4
Saves - UW 3 (Kari Davidson), OSU 6 (Colleen Boyd)
Fouls - UW 14, OSU 6
Offsides - UW 0, OSU 0

Records:Washington 11-5-0, 2-3-0
Oregon State 5-7-2, 0-3-1

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