Women's Soccer Shutout By No. 17 California, 2-0
Oct. 14, 2001
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University's women's soccer team held No. 17 California scoreless for the first 46 minutes of Sunday's match but the Bears rallied to score a pair of goals in the second half to record the 2-0 shutout win.
With the loss, the Beavers fall to 7-4-1 overall and 0-2 in Pacific-10 Conference action while Cal improves to 10-2-1 and 2-0 in the Pac-10.
Oregon State appeared to be the aggressor for the much of the first half with the Beavers registering four shots in the frame. Cal recorded the first shot on goal in the opening half when Lucy Brining fired the ball from 15 yards out with just over one-minute remaining before intermission. OSU freshman keeper Gabby Nejedlo, making her first start of the season, recorded the save on the play.
Brittany Kirk scored what proved to be the game-winner for the Bears at the 46:31 mark when she took a pass in the box from Kim Yokers and fired a shot from 25 yards out.
Cal added to its lead in the 56th minute when Krysti Whalen, who appeared to be offside, took a long pass from Kassie Doubrava and scored when Nejedlo was forced out of the goal to attempt to make the stop.
OSU had its best scoring opportunity of the half when sophomore Courtney Carter drove past her defender on the right wing and fired a shot from six yards but Cal keeper Mallory Moser blocked the attempt out of bounds.
Beaver head coach Steve Fennah was pleased with his team's performance despite coming up short in the win column.
'We played very well,' commented Fennah. 'We pounded them for 90 minutes but they get the credit because they were able to get on the scoreboard.'
The evenly matched game saw California edge the Beavers in shots, 13-9.
Oregon State continues its search for its first Pac-10 victory of the season at Arizona State University next Friday. Game-time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
CALIFORNIA 2, OREGON STATE, 0
Score by halves:
California 0 2 - 2
Oregon State 0 0 - 0
Scoring: CAL - Brittany Kirk, (assist by Kim Yokers), 46:31, CAL - Krysti Whalen, (assist by Kassie Doubrava), 56:21.
Summary:SHOTS: CAL 13, OSU 9. CORNER KICKS: CAL 4, OSU 4. SAVES: CAL 2, OSU 1. FOULS: CAL 13, OSU 14.