Beavers Drop Game to Utes
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The No. 15 Oregon State women's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday evening, falling to Utah 85-79 at Gill Coliseum.
"It's hard to lose, but you have to give your opponent a lot of credit when they play so well," said Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck. "I thought Utah played great today. They turned us over, got in transition and they just kept coming. A lot of credit to them for executing down the stretch. I was really pleased with the way our team battled to the end, but Utah just made the plays to win the game."
Aleah Goodman scored 20 points on 7-for-10 shooting and knocked down five of her seven three-point attempts. The senior added four assists and four steals.
Freshman Sasha Goforth continued the strong start to her Oregon State career, finishing with 16 points and four steals, while Taya Corosdale tallied 12 points and seven rebounds.
Jasmine Simmons went 3-for-3 from the floor to finish with eight points.
As a team, the Beavers shot 44.6 percent from the floor.
Oregon State exploded out of the gates, scoring the first eight points of the game to jump out to an early lead. The Beavers were in front 15-10 at the game's first media timeout, and took a 24-20 edge into the second frame.
The teams traded punches through most of the second quarter, as the Beavers maintained a lead for most of the period before Utah took a 35-33 edge into the break.
The Utes extended their advantage to double-figures less than three minutes into the third quarter. Utah headed to the closing frame trailing 59-53.
The Beavers retook the lead early in the fourth, as the teams continued to go back and forth. Utah answered to take the lead on its way to a six-point win.
The Beavers will be back at Gill Coliseum Sunday when they host Oregon in the rivalry series presented by Safeway-Albertsons, Spirit Mountain Casino, PacificSource Health Plans, Your Local Toyota Dealers and First Interstate Bank
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).