OSU Opens Season With 1-0 Win
Aug. 27, 2004
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Jodie Taylor's goal in the 62nd minute gave Oregon State a 1-0 win over San Diego State on Friday afternoon in the women's soccer season-opener for both teams at Lorenz Field at Valley Stadium. Goalkeeper Melissa Onstad had six saves in recording the shutout for the Beavers (1-0-0), who had also blanked the Aztecs (0-1-0) by a 1-0 score in the teams' 2003 opener in San Diego.OSU now hosts California-Santa Barbara on Sunday at 1 p.m.'UCSB is very strong and we'll have to see what happens,' OSU head coach Steve Fennah said. 'But it's great to start with a win - that was this team's goal and that's what they achieved. They hung on and battled but they did it with quality.'OSU outshot the Aztecs 14-9, including a 10-3 edge in the second half.'It was definitely an opening game for both teams,' Fennah said. 'We, in particular, were extremely nervous; we'd been bouncing off the walls since 10 this morning and it showed. We gave the ball up early on and San Diego State did a nice job moving the ball and making us work hard. The last 15 minutes of the first half we crept into it, and then we came out well in the second half.'The Beavers got off five shots in the first 10 minutes after intermission, then got on the scoreboard after Monica Storm took possession of the ball at midfield. The freshman knocked the ball ahead to fellow frosh Taylor on the left side; Taylor dribbled in, then across the middle of the box; she stopped 10 yards out and shot just inside the far post past SDSU keeper Sophia Perez.'We do have the ability to score this year,' Fennah said. 'Monica delivered a nice ball into the box, then Jodie created an opening and drilled it.'Eight of the Beavers' shots were on goal while the Aztecs had six shots on goal, but sophomore Onstad turned them all away.'We defended well,' Fennah said. 'Mel had to make some saves, but not big-time saves.'
OREGON STATE 1, SAN DIEGO STATE 0Score by halves:San Diego State 0 0 - 0Oregon State 0 1 - 1Scoring:OSU-Jodie Taylor (assist by Monica Storm), 61:17.Summary:SHOTS: San Diego State 9, Oregon State 14. SAVES: San Diego State 7,Oregon State 6. CORNER KICKS: San Diego State 3, Oregon State 1. FOULS:San Diego State 6, Oregon State 14.