USC Beats OSU 3-0 In Regular Season Finale
Nov. 9, 2003
CORVALLIS, Ore. - -
The Oregon State women's soccer team outshot USC 12-5 in the second half of Sunday's Pacific-10 Conference match, but was unable to overcome a 3-0 halftime deficit as the Beavers fell 3-0 at Lorenz Field at Valley Stadium in their final game of the season.
OSU wrapped up its season with a 7-11-2 record overall and went 3-5-1 in Pac-10 play.
USC (9-7-4, 5-3-1) scored three goals in less than 13 minutes late in the first half to seal the win.
Rosa Anna Tantillo gave USC a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute on a penalty kick after OSU was called for a handball in the box.
Jocelyn Hein scored the next two USC goals, the first of which came in the 37th minute.
After a USC corner kick was played into the air, Amy Mann headed it toward the far post, where Hein scored from point-blank range to give the Women of Troy a 2-0 lead.
In the 39th minute, Tracy Lansing and Ashley Casas combined a pair of passes to the right side of OSU's six-yard box, where Hein scored with a shot to the far post.
The Beavers appeared to have grabbed the lead in the 13th minute when Lindsey Beem's shot found the back of the net after she followed a rebounded Brianna Monka blast that hit the left post, but Beem was called offsides and the goal was negated.
'I think we were disappointed after Lindsey's goal was disallowed,' OSU coach Steve Fennah said. 'We had a 13-minute spell where we lost our focus later in the half and to USC's credit, they took advantage of it.'
USC owned a 12-6 first-half advantage in shots, but the Beavers applied the offensive pressure in the second half, forcing eight saves by USC keeper Julie Peterson in the final 45 minutes.
'We created a lot of chances throughout the game, and especially in the second half,' Fennah said. 'USC's keeper made some good saves.'
In all, Peterson saved 11 shots and OSU keepers Johnson and Melissa Onstad combined for nine.
Onstad replaced Johnson at halftime and made four saves.
OSU's Tessa Baker put four of her team-high six shots on goal as the Beavers had several quality opportunities in the second half.
For the game, the Beavers outshot USC 18-17 and owned a 9-7 advantage in corner kicks, including 8-1 in the second half.
USC 3, OREGON STATE 0
USC 3 0 - 3
Oregon State 0 0 - 0
USC - Rosa Anna Tantillo (penalty kick), 26:49
USC - Jocelyn Hein (Amy Mann), 36:36
USC - Jocelyn Hein (Tracy Lansing, Ashley Casas), 39:00
SHOTS: USC 17, OSU 18; CORNERS: USC 7, OSU 9; SAVES: USC 11, OSU 9; FOULS: USC 21, OSU 11
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