Second-Half Penalty Kicks Sway Civil War In Ducks' Favor

Oct. 10, 2003


The Oregon State women's soccer team grabbed a 3-1 halftime lead over Oregon Friday afternoon, but fell victim to two second-half penalty kicks by the Ducks that ultimately sent the game to overtime. Oregon's Nicole Garbin scored in the 93rd minute to give UO a 4-3 win at Lorenz Field.

The match was the Pacific-10 Conference opener for both teams.

Trailing 3-1, Oregon's first penalty kick was converted by Lindsey Werdell at the 61:54 mark and Nicole Garbin made good on the second PK at 76:35, evening the score at 3-3.

Mele French scored the game-winner after taking a Nicole Garbin pass in the third minute of overtime and beating two OSU defenders at the 92:35 mark.

The Beavers were whistled for 23 fouls - 17 in the second half - compared to Oregon's 13 overall.

OSU was called for six fouls in the first half and Oregon four. In the second period, OSU was whistled for 17 and Oregon eight.

OSU's Tessa Baker gave the Beavers (4-7-1 overall, 0-1-0 Pac-10) a 1-0 lead in the fourth minute when she rebounded a Stacey Mescher shot and scored on Duck keeper Domenique Lainez.

Baker scored her seventh goal of the year and second of the game in the 26th minute when she followed her own blocked shot and found the back of the net to give the Beavers a 2-0 lead.

The Ducks (7-5-0) drew within 2-1 less than three minutes later when Andrea Valadez headed a shot past OSU keeper Melissa Onstad. Onstad made a quick save of Carlie Ashcraft's header off a corner kick but was unable to control the ball and Valadez capitalized at the 28:12 mark.

Lindsey Beem tallied her first score of the year at the 31:31 mark of the first half to give OSU a 3-1 lead going into the break. Brianna Monka played a ball back from the middle of the box to set up Beem's 20-yard shot.

Onstad saved eight shots Friday, including six in the first half.

OSU plays at Washington Friday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.


Oregon 1 2 1 - 4

Oregon State 3 0 0 - 3


OSU - Tessa Baker (Stacey Mescher), 3:18

OSU - Tessa Baker (unassisted), 25:21

UO - Andrea Valadez (Carlie Ashcraft), 28:12

OSU - Lindsey Beem (Brianna Monka), 31:31

UO - Lindsay Werdell (penalty kick), 61:54

UO - Nicole Garbin (penalty kick), 76:35

UO - Mele French (Nicole Garbin), 92:25

Summary: SHOTS: UO 28, OSU 11; CORNERS: UO 13, OSU 2; SAVES: UO 3, OSU 8; FOULS: UO 13; OSU 23


OSU - Lauren Whipple, 54:02

OSU - Janelle Joy, 61:25

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