OSU Ties Arizona, Falls To Washington State In Spring Season Matches

April 22, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - -

The Oregon State women's soccer team tied Arizona and lost to Washington State in non-counting spring competition at the Nike Weekend soccer tournament April 4-5 on the Nike campus in Beaverton, Ore.

The Beavers played with only 11 healthy athletes on the weekend, and played Arizona to a 1-1 standstill Friday on the strength of their defense and a score from Brianna Monka.

'We played a good game against Arizona,' OSU coach Steve Fennah said. 'I felt we dominated the play, but missed a large number of scoring opportunities. I was a little disappointed that we didn't finish our chances, but overall, I was pleased with the way we played in our first spring game.'

Washington State topped OSU 2-0 on Saturday.

'The Washington State game was a competitive contest, as always,' Fennah said. 'Washington State played very well, and I thought our kids did well at times. We didn't create as many opportunities as we have done in games, but we looked very good defensively. Offensively, we didn't connect very well with our forwards.

'There were some very encouraging signs from some of the players who didn't play much last fall who came in and played, so overall, I was very pleased with the weekend.'

Also competing at the Nike Weekend were Washington, Oregon, Portland, BYU, Portland State, and Concordia.

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