OSU Tramples Gonzaga 6-0

Sept. 15, 2004

Corvallis, Or.- - The Oregon State men's soccer team beat Gonzaga 6-0 Wednesday evening at Lorenz Field, marking the first time OSU has outscored a team 6-0 since 1998's matchup against Cal-Santa Barbara.

Six different players scored for OSU as the Beavers outshot the Bulldogs 21-13 to improve to 2-4-0 on the year while Gonzaga fell to 2-3-0.

'This was a good win for us today,' OSU head coach Dana Taylor said. 'We always look at Gonzaga as one of the top teams in the Northwest. We have a healthy rivalry with Gonzaga - every year we butt heads and see each other at a lot of tournaments.

Midfielder Carlos Cornejo netted the first goal from 25 yards out in the 17th minute of the game.

With six minutes left in the first, half Matt Johnson scored the second goal off a corner kick, beating two defenders after gaining a loose ball following a corner kick.

The Beavers scored their third goal in the second half when Brett Gardner took a long lead from Matt Bowman.

The following two goals by the Beavers were scored within four minutes of each other. Robbie Findley scored in the 73rd minute off a long drop kick by goalkeeper Jason Mariner which was flipped on by Alex Christensen. In the 77th minute, Chris Murphy took a pass from Chad Bartolome in the six yard box and scored to make it 5-0.

The last goal of the game came from Chad Bartolome with six minutes remaining.

OSU forwards Findley and Gardner led the team with five and four shots, respectively.

The Beavers will follow up their win when they host the Joe Zaher and Stephen Hensor Classic. This weekend OSU takes on UC-Davis at 2:30 p.m. on Friday and later plays Rhode Island Sunday at 2 p.m. Rhode Island will also be playing Vermont Friday at noon while UC-Davis takes on Vermont Sunday at noon.

OSU 6, GU 0

OSU 2 4 - 6

GU 0 0 - 0


OSU - Carlos Cornejo (unassisted), 16:34

OSU - Matt Johnson (unassisted), 38:17

OSU - Brett Gardner (assist by Matt Bowman), 52:19

OSU - Robbie Findley (assist by Jason Mariner, Alex Christensen), 72:34

OSU - Chris Murphy (assist by Chad Bartolome), 76:03

OSU - Chad Bartolome (unassisted), 84:25


SHOTS: OSU 21, GU 13; CORNERS: OSU 6, GU 10; SAVES: OSU 3, GU 9; FOULS: OSU 17, BU 10.


OSU - Carlos Cornejo, 16:34

GU - John Palladino, 67:59

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