Men's Soccer Falls to No. 4/5 California, 4-1
Oct. 11, 2009
Corvallis, Ore. - The Oregon State men's soccer team fell to No. 4/5 California Sunday afternoon 3-1 in a hard fought match in Berkeley, Calif.
'With 14 shots we had our chances,' Oregon state men's soccer head coach Steve Simmons said. 'Not being able to finish like that is frustrating.'
Oregon State (5-5-2 overall, 1-3-0 Pac-10) had 14 shots, eight of them coming on goal, but could not get more than one to go in. Eight different Beavers had shots in the game.
It was scoreless at half time but California (8-3-0, 2-1-0) scored in the first minute of the second half when Jeff Cosgriff scored the first of his three goals on the day on an assist from Demitrius Omphroy. Cosgraff added another goal less than five minutes later to make it a 2-0 match.
The Beavers got on the board in the 54th minute on Travis Sanchez's first goal of his collegiate career. Tanner French crossed the ball through the middle and it was bobbled by California keeper Robby Gogatz when Sanchez corralled the ball and punched it in for the goal.
Cosgriff added a goal in the 80th minute and Andrew Wiedeman added one of his own in the 83rd minute to give the Golden Bears the 4-1 lead.
The Beavers return home next weekend when they take on Northwest rival Washington Saturday, Oct. 17 with a scheduled start time of 7pm.
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