Oregon State Set for Los Angeles Road Games
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State women's soccer team heads to Los Angeles to play its first two road games against Pac-12 competitors, this weekend.
Oregon State at #13 USC
DATE: Friday, March 5
TIME: 1:00 PM PST
SITE: United Airlines Field - Los Angeles, Calif.
RECORDS: Oregon State 2-2, 0-1 Pac-12; USC 1-1, 1-0 Pac-12
SERIES RECORD: USC leads, 20-5-2
Oregon State at #3 UCLA
DATE: Sunday, March 7
TIME: 1:00 PM PST
RECORDS: Oregon State 2-2, 0-1 Pac-12; UCLA 4-0, 1-0 Pac-12
SERIES RECORD: UCLA leads, 21-4
STREAM: Pac-12 Networks
*records as of 3/4/21
The match against UCLA will air live on Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Los Angeles. Fans with subscriptions to the network can also watch the meet on Pac-12.com, or via the Pac-12 Now app.
Oregon State notes | USC notes | UCLA notes
ABOUT THE BEAVERS
• Oregon State is currently 2-2 on the season with a 0-1 Pac-12 record.
• The Beavers opened the season with a 3-0 win at Idaho. Most recently, OSU beat No. 3 Stanford, 2-1, in a league game.
• OSU's two losses on the season come from a 4-3 loss at Portland and a 3-1 loss against No. 14 California.
• Sophomore Brianna McReynolds leads the team with 10 points on four goals and two assists.
• Senior Kaillen Fried leads the team's assists with three.
• All three of Fried's assists come from corner kicks.
• Sophomore Abby Schwartz and McReynolds have combined for a goal on three different occasions, including the lone goal against the Golden Bears and the game-winning goal against the Cardinal.
• Junior goalkeeper Bridgette Skiba leads those in goal with a 2.06 goals against average and a 0.600 save percentage in 348:44.
LAST WEEK IN REVIEW
• Sophomore duo Brianna McReynolds and Abby Schwartz opened the scoring against No. 14 California. The Golden Bears came back to win 3-1 on Friday, Feb. 26 for the Beavers' first Pac-12 loss.
• Needing another non-conference game, the Beavers hosted No. 3 Stanford for a non-league game on Sunday, Feb. 28.
• The Cardinal scored first but the Beavers came back to win, 2-1, with two goals in the second half.
• Redshirt-junior McKenzie Weinert scored the tying goal with an assist from freshman Amber Jackson and senior Kaillen Fried off a corner kick.
• Schwartz and McReynolds paired up once more for the game-winning goal against Stanford. Schwartz scored the goal after a short pass from McReynolds.
• Sophomore Abby Schwartz's first goal of the season was the game-winning goal against Stanford.
• Redshirt-junior McKenzie Weinert scored her first goal of the season against Stanford.
OREGON STATE 2020 PREVIEW
• 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).
PAC-12 TEAM RANKINGS
After the third week of games, Oregon State ranks:
• 2nd; .209 shot percentage
• 4th; 2.25 goals per game
• T-4th; 8 total assists
• 5th; 9 total goals
• 6th; 13 total saves
PAC-12 INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
• T-4th; 0.75 assists per game
• T-2nd; 1.00 goals per game
• T-7th; 0.50 assists per game
• T-3rd; 2.50 points per game
• T-12th; 2.75 shots per game
• 6th; 0.67 assists per game
• 11th; 1.33 points per game
• T-10th; 0.50 goals per game
• T-15th; 1.00 point per game
ABOUT NO. 13 USC
• USC is ranked No. 13 by Top Drawer Soccer after opening the season with a 4-3 overtime win over BYU and a 1-0 loss to Arizona State.
• Tara McKeown leads the team with four points and two goals.
• Setting up the most amount of goals on the team, Croiz Bethune leads with two assists.
• Jennifer Westendorf scored the game-winning goal against BYU.
AGAINST THE TROJANS
• USC leads the all-time series, 20-5-2.
• In their last meeting in 2019, the Beavers fell to USC in a 1-0 shutout. The Trojans took 11 shots but OSU stopped 10 of those opportunities.
• In 2011, the Beavers earned a 1-0 overtime win against the Trojans while in 2012, Oregon State held USC to a 1-1 tie.
ABOUT NO. 3 UCLA
• UCLA is ranked No. 3 by Top Drawer Soccer after winning its first four games of the season.
• The Bruins have found victories over Pepperdine (2/7), BYU (2/12), San Diego (2/16), and Arizona (2/26) for an overall 4-0 record and a 1-0 conference record.
• Reilyn Turner leads the team with six points on two goals and two assists.
• Marley Canales is the team's top assister with three on the season.
• Mia Fischel and Sunshine Fontes are tied with Turner with two goals to lead the team.
AGAINST THE BRUINS
• UCLA leads the all-time series, 21-4.
• The Beavers last saw the Bruins for a 4-0 loss at home. UCLA was able to score two goals in each half.
• Oregon State most recently found a win over the Bruins in 2015. Nikki Faris and Emma Jones each scored a goal in the 2-1 victory on Oct. 17.
A LOOK BACK AT 2019
• 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.
ABOUT HEAD COACH MATT KAGAN
• 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.
• The Beavers will return home to host two Pac-12 schools from the south, Arizona and Arizona State, on March 12 and March 14, respectively.
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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