Beavers Fall to Portland, 4-3
PORTLAND, Ore. - Sophomore Brianna McReynolds scored two goals to lead the Oregon State women's soccer team but it was the host, Portland, taking home the 4-3 victory, Wednesday.
"I want to give a ton of credit to Portland," said head coach Matt Kagan. "They were dominant in the second half and we didn't respond well. We need to do a better job coaching and our players need to do a better job executing. This is a good lesson for us before the start conference [games]."
McReynolds opened scoring just 1:10 into the game. The Beavers earned a penalty kick and McReynolds placed the ball just out of the goalkeeper's reach in the lower net.
Just over 10 minutes later, McReynolds scored a second goal for Oregon State. In the 14th minute, sophomore Abby Schwartz sent a perfectly placed pass up centerfield for McReynolds to score from 15 yards out.
Portland got on the board in the 29th minute. After a foul on junior Sydney Studer, the Pilots sent a penalty kick past junior goalkeeper Bridgette Skiba and into the net.
The Beavers answered in less than three minutes. Senior Kaillen Fried took a corner kick and for the second time in as many games in the 2020-21 season, Studer made for the perfect target as she headed the ball into the goal.
The Pilots scored a second goal with 7:29 left in the first half and Oregon State started the second half with a slight, 3-2, lead.
The Beavers fought hard but Portland scored two unanswered goals in the second half for the 4-3 victory.
OSU finished with an 11-10 lead in shots, while the Pilots held a 5-4 edge in shots on goal. McReynolds led the team with four shots on goal while Studer contributed two.
Oregon State will return home to host its first weekend of play. On Feb. 26, the Beavers host California for its first Pac-12 competition before hosting Stanford, on Feb. 28, for its first non-conference game with a Pac-12 team.
For more information on the Oregon State women's soccer team, visit OSUBeavers.com or follow the club on Twitter and Instagram, @BeaverWSoccer.
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