Dydasco Goal Helps Ducks Tie ASU, 1-1
EUGENE, Ore. – True Dydasco scored her first career goal as Oregon and Arizona State played to a 1-1 tie Friday night at Pape' Field.
The senior from Honolulu took a centering pass from Caitlin Shaw in the 42nd minute and struck a high shot that clipped the underside of the crossbar before ricocheting off the support bar at the back of the net and out of the goal. The deflection briefly caused some confusion for a few moments until the referee signaled for the score for the Ducks (2-3-2, 1-2-1).
"It felt really good," said Dydasco. "Once I saw (the referee) call it a goal, I got excited."
How it Happened: ASU (5-0-2, 1-0-2) nearly got on the scoreboard less than a minute prior to Dydasco's goal.
Oregon goalkeeper Leah Freeman came out of the net to punch away a corner kick, but the ball found ASU's Cori Sullivan, who sent a shot on frame where Chardonnay Curran was covering the empty net and kicked the ball away for the team save.
In the second half, the Sun Devils were awarded a penalty kick in the 74th minute and Nicole Douglas found the left side of the net to even the score.
Freeman made a number of diving saves to keep the match level, including one in the 90th minute at the end of regulation and another in the 105th minute in the second overtime.
Who Stood Out: Freeman matched her season best with five saves, Zoe Hasenauer attempted four shots, while Jordan Wormdahl had three.
What It Means: Oregon continues to match Pac-12 opponents shot for shot. Friday, the Ducks had 10 shots while ASU attempted 11. The Ducks also earned a season-high eight corner kicks.
Notable: Just seven games into her freshman season Freeman is now tied for 10th in UO career saves with 25. Shaw's assist was her first of the season and second of her career.
Head coach Graeme Abel:
"We felt as though we had the momentum and had a couple of chances to execute before ASU scored. We're creating significant chances. The next piece is can we turn those chances into goals."
Up Next: Oregon will host Arizona Sunday at noon (Pac-12 Network).
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