Oregon State Takes Idaho Down, 3-0
MOSCOW, Idaho - The Oregon State women's soccer team opened the season with a victory after shutting out Idaho, 3-0, on Friday afternoon.
"After a long time off we were so excited to finally play someone other than ourselves," head coach, Matt Kagan said. "I am very proud of our group for controlling the match and scoring some very good goals. Idaho was organized and exposed us a bit which gives us some things to work on as we move forward."
The Beavers opened scoring in the 19th minute as junior Laura Galceran sent the ball into the lower left corner of the net. A spin move by sophomore Brianna McReynolds led to the goal from 20 yards out.
In the 29th minute, junior Sydney Studer went for a header off a corner kick by Kaillen Fried leading to the second goal for Oregon State.
OSU maintained the 2-0 lead heading into halftime after attempting seven shots and allowing just one Vandal shot.
A yellow card offense against the Beavers gave McReynolds the perfect opportunity for a score off a free kick. At 57:38 McReynolds sent the ball soaring into the net for OSU's third goal on the season.
"Celebrating the goal with my teammates felt so rewarding," Galceran said. "We have been waiting and working very hard for our first game, and seeing it pay off today definitely motivates us for what's to come."
Oregon State finished with 11 shots on the game. McReynolds, Galceran, redshirt-junior McKenzie Weinert, and freshman Jazy Campbell all tabbed two shots while Fried, Studer, and freshman Haley Richardson notched one each.
The Beaver defense allowed just five shots with two shots on goal saved by junior goalkeepers Bridgette Skiba and Emma Deane.
Oregon State will return to the field next Saturday (Feb. 13) for a road game against Portland.
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