Beavers Claim Rough 1-0 Win Over Hawaii

Sept. 6, 2002


Katie Henderson's goal in the 55th minute gave the Beavers all the cushion they needed to hold off Hawaii for a 1-0 win in a non-conference women's soccer match Friday afternoon at Lorenz Field.

Henderson's goal came off a rebound from senior Morgan Crabtree's 25-yard shot at the 54:36 mark. Henderson corralled the ball on the left side and sent a shot past UH keeper Mahie Atay in the left corner. Atay was caught out of position after saving Crabtree's shot.

With the goal, Henderson moved into seventh place on the OSU career scoring list with 44. OSU (1-1-1) also improved to 3-0 all-time against Hawaii.

Though senior OSU keeper Jo Fletcher saved eight Rainbow Wahine shots on the afternoon, few of the shots proved to be serious threats, as the Beavers controlled the flow of the game throughout and allowed only a few close calls.

'We started the game a little slow, but we came out the start of the second half and really knocked the ball around until we were totally dominating the game,' OSU coach Steve Fennah said. 'We should have been ahead in the first half, but didn't take advantage of our chances.'

OSU outshot Hawaii 18-13 on the day, including 10-4 in the first half when the Beavers had good scoring opportunities early on, including a shot from freshman Brianna Monka from five yards out that sailed just over the crossbar.

Hawaii had a chance to tie the match in the 66th minute on a penalty kick. However, Fletcher made an athletic save of Erin Quattromani's shot, preserving the shutout.

The match got physical on the corner kick following Fletcher's save when Fletcher corralled the ball in the air and was knocked to the ground, resulting in a Hawaii foul. A scuffle ensued, resulting in an ejection for both teams, along with a yellow card.

When all was said and done, Hawaii's Natasha Kai received a red card, as did OSU's Mandy Melendez. Arlene Devitt was tagged with a yellow card for her involvement as well.

By rule, both Melendez and Kai will not be able to play in their teams' next game.

'We were expecting a very physical game - it was certainly very physical in Hawaii the last time we played them,' OSU coach Steve Fennah said. 'The incident totally disrupted the flow of the game though. We feel very hard-done-by to lose Mandy, but that's the way it goes.'

'At the end of the day, I felt our kids were very classy. They were a credit to themselves and to Oregon State University.'

'They kept their cool in the game after that in terms of maintaining possession and not giving the opponent opportunities. We came away with a win, which is important.'

OSU hosts Gonzaga at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Lorenz Field.


Hawaii 0 0 - 0

Oregon State 0 1 - 1


OSU - Katie Henderson (Morgan Crabtree), 54:36


SHOTS: UH 13, OSU 18; CORNERS: UH 3, OSU 4; SAVES: UH 4, OSU 8; FOULS: UH 12, OSU 15.


UH - Tia Medeiros, 62:46

UH - Arlene Devitt, 66:44


UH - Natasha Kai, 66:44

OSU - Mandy Melendez, 66:44

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