Cougar Soccer Sweeps Oregon With 1-0 OT Win at Oregon State

Oct. 29, 2000

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Cougar soccer team completed a sweep of the Oregon school's Sunday in a 1-0 overtime win at Oregon State. WSU is now 12-6-0 overall and 4-4-0 in the Pac-10.

Senior Deka DeWitt (Auburn, Wash.) came up with the game-winner for the Cougars off a ball from Katrina Stroh (Federal Way, Wash.) 10 and a half minutes into the overtime period. It was the eighth game-winner of DeWitt's career and her 12th goal this season, which ties her season high set in 1998.

DeWitt's seven shots against the Beavers put her at 106 on the season which is a school record, surpassing Kim Lynass' 102 shots on goal in 1990. DeWitt broke the career shots record in Friday's game at Oregon and now has 288, nine more than Lynass' 279 set in 1993.

Although the Cougars controlled the run of play and outshot the Beavers 15-1 in regulation play, Oregon State came up with four saves to end the second half at a 0-0 tie. WSU came out in overtime with five more shots and five corner kicks in the first two and a half minutes of overtime play. The Cougs had 10 corner kicks to the Ducks zero.

'I thought we played well, we had a lot of possession and had most of the run of play,' head coach Dan Tobias said. 'Oregon State did a good job of defending. They're a very tough physical team and real strong defensively, but I thought we did a good job.'

The Cougars 12 wins are the best ever since becoming a member of the Pac-10 and the best in the program's history since a 12-7-1 year in 1994 as an independent school, the year the Cougars went to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

WSU will play its final regular season game this Friday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. PT at home against the second ranked Huskies who are currently 8-0 in the Pac-10 and 17-1-0 overall.

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