Cougar Soccer Blanks Beavers in Corvallis

Oct. 30, 2009

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CORVALLIS, Ore. - Freshman Brandi Vega netted a first half goal and No. 19 Washington State won 1-0 at No. 25 Oregon State in Pacific-10 women's soccer, Friday night.

Vega's goal came in the 40th minute on a rebound after senior Kiersten Dallstream's initial shot hit the post. Junior Meghan Berlingo made three saves for Washington State (12-4-1, 4-1-1 Pac-10) to record her fifth and the team's eighth shutout of the season.'

'We knew this was going to be a difficult place to play and it turned out to be,' WSU Head Coach Matt Potter said. 'We found a way to go up a goal and our back four and Meghan Berlingo defended very well. I am very proud of the way we closed out the match and kept the clean sheet.'

After Berlingo made a save in the eighth minute, the Beavers (10-6-1, 2-4-0 Pac-10) were held without a shot for the remainder of the first half. The Cougars held a 7-1 advantage in shots during the first stanza and a 12-6 margin in the match.

The best scoring chance for either team in the second half came when Cougar sophomore Jacquelyn Roth's bid for a goal hit the crossbar in the 68th minute.

The Cougars play at Oregon, Sunday at 1 p.m. in their final regular season road match.

Washington State set a school record with its seventh road win of the season...has 12 victories overall, the most since 13 in 2000...Cougars posted their fourth win over a nationally-ranked team to tie a single-season school record set in 2004...first time in school history WSU has defeated two nationally-ranked teams on the road in the same season...Cougars have 39 goals in 2009, their highest season total since 42 in 2002...WSU is guaranteed a .500 or better record in the Pac-10 for the fifth-straight season...senior Kiersten Dallstream collected an assist to move into a tie for third place with Kim Lynass (1993) on the WSU single-season point list with 32...six assists are tied for eighth on the Cougar single-season list...her 15 career assists are tied for third all-time at WSU...freshman Brandi Vega tallied her fourth game-winning goal of the season, tied for fourth on the WSU single-season list and tied for 10th on the Cougar career list.

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