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Oregon State Opens Pac-12 Play at Home

Feb 24, 2021

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CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State women's soccer team will begin its conference competition at home. The Beavers will host No. 14 California on Friday before playing No. 3 Stanford on Sunday.
SITE: Paul Lorenz Field - Corvallis, Ore.
OSU RECORD: 1-1, 0-0 Pac-12
#14 California at Oregon State
DATE: Friday, February 26
CAL RECORD: 0-0, 0-0 Pac-12
SERIES RECORD: California leads, 23-5-2
#3 Stanford at Oregon State
DATE: Sunday, February 28
STANFORD RECORD: 1-0, 0-0 Pac-12
SERIES RECORD: Stanford leads, 26-1
*records as of 2/25/21
Oregon State notes | California notes | Stanford notes
• Oregon State opened the season with a 3-0 win at Idaho. The team continued its non-conference play with a close 4-3 loss at Portland.
• Sophomore Brianna McReynolds leads the team with seven points on three goals and one assist. 
• Senior Kaillen Fried and junior Sydney Studer have combined twice for a header goal (Studer) from a Fried corner kick. 
• Junior Laura Galceran scored her first career goal to open the season against Idaho. 
• Junior goalkeeper Bridgette Skiba leads those in goal with a 2.13 goals against average and a 0.333 save percentage in 168:44.
• Oregon State saw its first loss against Portland on Wednesday, Feb.10.
• The Beavers held the lead for the first half but were unable to answer as the Pilots scored three straight goals to take the lead in the second half.
• Sophomore Brianna McReynolds notched the first two goals in the first 14 minutes. Just over a minute into the game, McReynolds earned a penalty kick which resulted in a goal.
• Junior Sydney Studer scored the Beavers third goal less than five minutes after Portland earned its first. Senior Kaillen Fried took a corner kick and Studer sent it into the goal with a header.
• The Pilots finished the game with three unanswered goals, winning 4-3.
• Oregon State led in shots, 11-10.
• Sophomore Abby Schwartz notched her first assist of the season.
• Oregon State will host seven home games in Corvallis.
• OSU returns 10 starters from 2019.
• The Beavers are scheduled to face five opponents currently ranked in the top 25 on Top Drawer Soccer, including two in the top five.
• Two players earned All-Pac-12 honors following the 2019 season, both of which will be returning (Weinert - third team, McReynolds - freshman team).
• Oregon State placed nine players on the Pac-12 Fall Honor Roll, including seven players that will be returning to the squad this season (Deane, Ellsworth, Fried, Gorzynski, Nickerson, Skiba, Weinert).
After the second week of games, Oregon State ranks:
• 1st; .273 shot percentage
• T-4th; 3.00 goals per game
• T-6th; 1 shutout
Kaillen Fried
• T-1st; 1.00 assists per game
Brianna McReynolds
• 2nd; 1.50 goals per game
• T-10th; 0.50 assists per game
• 2nd; 3.50 points per game
• T-10th; 3.00 shots per game
Abby Schwartz
• T-1st; 1.00 assists per game
Sydney Studer
• T-5th; 1.00 goals per game
• T-8th; 2.00 points per game
• California is ranked No. 14 by Top Drawer Soccer.
• The Bears will open the season against the Beavers on Friday.
• California closed 2019 with a 13-5-3 overall record and 5-3-3 Pac-12 record.
• 10 freshmen joined the Bears with five seniors and one redshirt junior graduating in the spring of 2020.
• California leads the all-time series, 23-5-2.
• In their last meeting in 2019, the Beavers and the Bears tied 0-0. Bridgette Skiba saved three shots while the Beaver offense put up 22 shots to Cal's 11.
• In 2018, Oregon State beat California, 2-1. Both teams scored a goal in the first half with then-freshman Sydney Studer winning the game with a goal in the second half.
• Stanford is ranked No. 3 by Top Drawer Soccer after winning the 2019 National Championship. 
• The Cardinal opened the season with a 2-1 win over Pepperdine (Feb. 19) after its first two scheduled games (Santa Clara - 2/14 and San Francisco - 2/17) were canceled.
• In its first game, Sierra Enge and Civana Kuhlmann each scored unassisted goals.
• Stanford graduated five seniors and welcomed nine freshmen with Emily Chiao returning for her first season after redshirting in 2019. 
• Stanford leads the all-time series, 26-1.
• The Beavers last saw the Cardinal for a 2-0 loss at home. OSU held up well to the then-second-best team in the country. Skiba stopped nine shots while the Beavers combined for 11 blocked shots.
• Oregon State's sole win against Stanford comes from a 1-0 victory in 2003. 

• OSU posted a final record of 11-6-2 and a 3-6-2 conference record.
• As a sophomore, Bridgette Skiba recorded 69 saves on the season, which was the sixth-most in the Pac-12.
• Skiba posted all seven shutouts for the Beavers.
• Five players started every game on the season - Madison Ellsworth, Marley Salveter, Bridgette Skiba, Sydney Studer, and McKenzie Weinert.
• Studer (1768)  and Ellsworth (1756) led the team in playing minutes on the 2019 season.
• McKenzie Weinert led the Beavers with 21 points and nine goals.
• Brianna McReynolds led OSU with five assists.
• Six Beavers return after scoring at least one goal last season - Conrad (2), Fried (2), McReynolds (5), Schwartz (5), Studer (3), Weinert (9).
• 13 returning players competed in at least 13 games on the 2019 season.
• The Beavers have two seniors on the 2020-21 squad - Kaillen Fried and Nicole Nickerson.
• There were 13 additions to the team with the arrivals of one transfer, Melissa Symmes, and 12 freshmen - Jazy Campbell, Hailey Coll, Isobel Herrod, Amber Jackson, Gwen Jacobs, Bryana Pizarro, Aubrie Rasheed, Haley Richardson, Alyssa Romero, Valerie Tobias, Anna Wagner, Gaelle Wells.
• 14 of the returning soccer players competed in at least one game in the last season.
• OSU has 10 players that hail from Oregon - Fried (Sherwood), Weinert (Milwaukie), Gorzynski (Corvallis), Skiba (Portland), Ellsworth (Hillsboro), Brown (Happy Valley), Conrad (West Linn), Tetz (Happy Valley), Salveter (Sandy), Coll (Eugene).
• The Beavers have two teammates from outside the United States - Laura Galceran (Barcelona, Spain) and Abby Schwartz (Port Moody, British Columbia).
• Outside of Oregon, the team has 17 players that represent seven different states. California is the most represented with 11 players while Indiana, Minnesota, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Washington all hold one player's hometown.
• The 2020-21 season is Matt Kagan's second year coaching at Oregon State. 
• In his first season as head coach of the Beavers, Kagan improved OSU from a 2-17 record with a 1-10 conference record in 2018 to an 11-6-2, 3-6-2 finish in 2019.
• Kagan joined Oregon State after spending two years with Mississippi State as the associate head coach. In his first season at MSU, the Bulldogs had the best program record in 16 years.
• Kagan has been a member of nine coaching staffs that have led teams to the NCAA Tournament - three of those teams have advanced to the Sweet 16.
• Following a weekend at home, the Beavers will head to the Los Angeles area to play USC (Mar. 5) and UCLA (Mar. 7) for their first conference road games. 
For more information on the Oregon State women's soccer team, visit or follow the club on Twitter and Instagram, @BeaverWSoccer.
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