No. 4 UW Women's Soccer Team Posts 2-1 Overtime Win at Oregon State

Oct. 27, 2000

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Senior Theresa Wagner scored the winning goal with four minutes remaining in the final overtime Friday at Paul Lorenz Field, leading fourth-ranked Washington to a 2-1 victory over Oregon State and drawing the Huskies within one win of their first Pacific-10 Conference women's soccer championship.

Washington (16-1, 7-0) is the only undefeated team in conference play and has defeated every other contender. The Huskies, who extended their school-record winning streak to 10 games, can clinch the Pac-10 title with a win in their next game on Sunday at Oregon.

Friday's win was difficult for the favored Huskies as Oregon State (6-10-2, 0-4-2) posted a 17-15 advantage in shots and a 6-3 corner-kick edge.

'We know it's not going to be easy. Our kids have to get used to playing with targets on our backs,' said seventh-year Husky coach Lesle Gallimore. 'Other teams have a lot of motivation to make their season by beating us so we have to be ready for everyone's best game.'

Each of the Huskies' last seven games have been decided by one-goal margins, including overtime decisions in their last two outings.

Wagner ended the game at 116:09, the 27th minute of overtime. The product of Seattle's Lakeside High School ran on to a long pass from defender Suzanne Culpepper and headed it over goalkeeper Jerika Duran and into the net from 12 yards away. It was Wagner's sixth goal of the season, but her first game-winner.

Junior Caroline Putz gave Washington a lead 12 minutes into the game. Putz collected a poor clearance attempt by a Beaver defender, dribbled right and fired a low 15-yard shot into the right side of the goal at 11:14.

Oregon State equalized just over four minutes later as Ann Marie Fallow headed in a cross from Leila Kaady at 15:25. The score remained tied for the next 100 minutes before Wagner's decisive goal.

Sophomore goalkeeper Hope Solo recorded six saves for the Huskies, including one in each half that turned back point-blank OSU shots. Duran had six saves for the Beavers.

'The conference title is within our reach and that's a huge goal for us,' said Gallimore. 'But, maybe more important for us is to start playing well heading into the NCAA Tournament.'

Washington has two regular-season games remaining, Sunday at Oregon and Nov. 3 at Washington State. The NCAA Tournament pairings will be announced on Nov. 5.

NCAA Women's Soccer
(#4) Washington 2, Oregon State 1 (2ot)
Paul Lorenz Field, Corvallis, Ore.

Scoring--1, Washington, Caroline Putz, 11:14. 2, Oregon State, Ann Marie Fallow (Leila Kaady), 15:25. 3, Washington, Theresa Wagner (Suzanne Culpepper), 116:09.

Shots - Washington 15, Oregon State 17.
Saves -- Washington 6 (Hope Solo), Oregon State 6 (Jerika Duran).
Corner Kicks -- Washington 3, Oregon State 6.
Fouls -- Washington 13, Oregon State 12.
Attendance - 244.

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