No. 10 Women's Soccer Survives Scare With 5-2 Win Over Oregon State

Oct. 15, 2000

LOS ANGELES -- Senior Andrea Warner (Dana Point/Dana Hills HS) and sophomore Ali Fennell (Santa Ana/Mater Dei HS) scored two goals each Sunday as the No. 10 USC Trojans defeated the Oregon State Beavers, 5-2, at McAlister Field in a Pac-10 Conference match. The Trojans changed the momentum of the game with three goals late after Oregon State tied the game at 2-2 with two goals in the first six minutes of the second half.

Warner also had an assist for a five-point performance.

USC (10-1-2, 2-0-1) dominated the first half, outshooting the Beavers by a 12-1 margin. Fennell scored the first goal of the game at 15:10 off a flick by freshman Megan Abbamonto, who received the throw-in from sophomore Stephanie Scholl. Junior Christy Callier tallied the second goal at 29:28 for a 2-0 halftime lead.

Oregon State (6-9-1, 0-3-1) stormed back on goals by BreeAnna Jolin and Leila Kaady. Warner scored the game-winner at 73:03 on a very tight shot that found the upper left portion of the goal off a feed by senior Isabelle Harvey.

Warner and Fennell added their second goals at 88:25 and 89:15, respectively.

'I told them at halftime that we didn't have that killer instinct,' said USC Head Coach Jim Millinder. 'When you play good teams, they won't let you off the hook. That was probably the worst eight minutes that we have played in two years here.'

'Andrea Warner played a great game for us. She really had a strong second half.'

It was the first time that sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Arase has allowed two goals this season. She improved to 7-0-2 on the season and is now 14-0-2 in her career.

This was the second time that USC has allowed two goals in a game, the Trojans lost, 2-1, on Sept. 15 at Florida.

The Trojans will have a three-game road trip, beginning on Wednesday (Oct. 18) with a non-conference match at Santa Clara, and Pac-10 matches at Washington on Friday (Oct. 20) and Washington State on Sunday (Oct. 22).

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