No. 19 USC Winds Up With A Draw At No. 13 WSU
Nov. 6, 2009
PULLMAN, WASH. - The No. 19 USC women's soccer team pulled off its first tie in Pullman, Wash., today with a 0-0 double-overtime draw against No. 13 Washington State. The Trojans had fallen in their past three trips to Cougar territory, but a stubborn defensive day by the Women of Troy resulted in a 0-0 tie. USC goalkeeper Kristin Olsen had seven saves in the match. USC goes to 12-6-1 overall and is now 4-3-1 in Pac-10 play with the draw, while WSU moves to 13-4-2, 5-1-2.
The numbers were against the Trojans almost throughout the match, although USC managed some solid looks on goal. WSU wound up out-shooting USC 15-7 on the day, and the Cougars had 11 corner kicks to just two for the Trojans. The foul count also tipped largely against the Women of Troy, with 14 fouls issued against USC, including four yellow cards. Two yellows were issued to Samantha Johnson in the game, with the second coming with under four minutes left in regulation. The Women of Troy played a man down the rest of the way, and still managed to silence the host Cougars.
In the final seconds of the final overtime, Brittany Kerridge forced one last save out of Cougar goalkeeper Meghan Berlingo as the game finished without a score on either end of the field. The USC defense faced five corner kicks and a total of seven shots in the second half of play. Olsen nabbed four of those to add to her final tally of seven saves on the day. With the 0-0 final, USC registered its 10th shutout of the season and the 28th of Olsen's career.
USC now heads to Seattle for its final Pac-10 game of the season. The Trojans close out the regular season with an 11 a.m. match against Washington on Sunday (Nov. 8).
#19 USC 0, #13 Washington State 0 (2OT)
USC 0 - 0 -- 0 - 0 = 0
WSU 0 - 0 -- 0 - 0 = 0
SAVES: Kristin Olsen (USC) 7, Meghan Berlingo (WSU) 3.
SHOTS: USC 7, WSU 15
CORNER KICKS: USC 2, WSU 11