Women's Soccer Enters National Polls

Sept. 23, 2009

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State women's soccer team, winners of seven straight, entered the national polls this week as the Beavers checked in at No. 22 in the nation in the latest poll released by Soccer America.

'It's a testament to how hard the team has been working over the past few weeks,' head coach Linus Rhode said. 'It's a nice reward for the work they have put in, but the team knows there is still plenty of room for improvement. The goal is to continue to get better each week.'

The Beavers stretched their winning streak to seven games following a pair of victories this past weekend. Oregon State defeated Dartmouth, 2-0, before a 3-1 win over No. 21 Denver to close out the Oregon State Nike Invitational. The win streak is the second-longest in school history and the longest since 1994, when Oregon State won nine straight matches.

Oregon State leads the Pac-10 Conference with a 0.62 goals against average, surrendering only five goals in eight games, as Chelsea Buckland leads the Beavers offense with four goals and nine points.

Oregon State, which is receiving votes in the NSCAA/adidas Division I poll as well, returns to action this weekend as the Beavers travel to face No. 4 Portland on Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:00 p.m.

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