No. 23 Cal Scores First But Loses, 2-1, in Overtime to No. 20 Washington State
Oct. 25, 2009
PULLMAN, Wash. - The No. 23 California women's soccer team scored in the 25th minute but could not find the back of the net again to drop a 2-1 overtime decision to No. 20 Washington State on Sunday morning at WSU's Lower Soccer Field. WSU scored at 94:07 on a penalty kick to take home the conference victory. Redshirt junior Lisa Kevorkian scored for the Golden Bears, who are now 8-7-1 overall and 2-4-0 in the Pac-10 Conference, while the Cougars bolster their record to 11-4-1 and 3-1-1 in Pac-10.
Kevorkian took Cal's first shot on goal at 13:35 but WSU keeper Meghan Berlingo made the save. The Cougars came crushingly close at 21:45 when a shot from Kiersten Dallstream that hit the post. Just 22 seconds later, the WSU offense fired again, this time with a shot from Mallory Fox that went wide right.
Twenty-one seconds prior to Kevorkian's score, Fox took another shot but Cal goalie Gina Pellegrini made the stop. In the 25th minute, Kevorkian score Cal's first goal of the weekend. Junior forward Alex Morgan crossed the ball from the left side into the box, where senior Katie Oakes touched it and then Kevorkian came in for the goal from four yards out.
The WSU and Cal squads traded shots that went both high in the 37th and 38th minute from Dallstream and freshman Lauren Battung, respectively.
The referees issued a yellow card against the Cal team at 61:56, which awarded the Cougars a free kick from 20 yards that was taken by Jacquelyn Roth. Roth converted for her second goal of the season and to knot the game at 1-1.
Roth took a corner kick for the Cougars at 66:58 and Fox took a shot but it went high. Pellegrini made a key save in the 79th minute off a shot from WSU's Carly Dobratz. Sophomore Miranda White forced a Berlingo save with a shot at 87:14.
The Cougars earned a penalty kick when a red card was issued to Miranda White. Dallstream took the kick for WSU and netted the gamewinner with her 13th goal of the season.
Kevorkian is now tied for second on the team with five goals and has 12 points to her name. The assist was Oakes' second and Morgan's sixth of the year.
The Cougars outshot Cal, 18-8, with both squads earning two corner kicks apiece. Pellegrini made three stops between the posts for the Bears while Berlingo had two for the Cougars.
The Bears close out their home regular-season games next weekend, hosting Arizona on Friday, Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m. and Arizona State on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. The ASU match will the final home game for the team's six seniors - goalkeeper Rosie Aguilera, defender Brianna Bak, forward Torrey Delaplane, forward Lisa Kevorkian, midfielder Katie Oakes and goalkeeper Gina Pellegrini.