Oregon State Falls to No. 24 Arizona State in Overtime
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State women's soccer team opened strong but eventually fell, 1-0, to No. 24 Arizona State in overtime, Sunday afternoon.
"We dominated in every category except the one that matters," said head coach Matt Kagan. "It's a good lesson in finishing our chances. They finished just one of theirs and won the game."
The Beavers started with offensive pressure right from the beginning. Oregon State created multiple chances for a score in the first 45 minutes but were unable to finish.
Redshirt-junior McKenzie Weinert made the first shot in the seventh minute, but a Sun Devil defender blocked the quick shot. Freshman Amber Jackson collected the blocked ball and took an attempt at goal but ASU goalkeeper, Guilia Cascapera, notched her first save.
Keeping with the pressure, the Beavers did not let up. Before the game hit the 10-minute mark, Oregon State saw another collection of shots from Jackson and junior Sydney Studer from a corner kick by senior Kaillen Fried.
Oregon State kept hammering shots towards goal throughout the first half. Owning possession for the majority of the first 45 minutes, OSU allowed the Sun Devils just one shot in the 24th minute.
At the half, the Beavers held a 9-1 advantage in shots, with six on goal, but the game was scoreless.
Arizona State kicked up its offensive play in the second half. OSU and ASU traded possession of the ball throughout much of the second 45 minutes.
Keeping the ball at midfield for the beginning of the second half, the Sun Devils earned two shots before the 65-minute mark while the Beavers notched one.
Gaining back their offensive possession, Oregon State grabbed four corner kicks in five minutes.
OSU outshot ASU, 4-1, in the final 20 minutes of regulation. In the 90th minute, junior goalkeeper Bridgette Skiba made an excellent save with the tip of her finger to keep the tie as the team headed into overtime.
The Beavers created a couple of chances in the overtime period, but the Sun Devils capitalized in the 96th minute to take the 1-0 overtime win.
Overall, Oregon State outshot Arizona State, 15-6.
OSU will host Oregon for the first part of their rivalry series on Friday, March 19 at 4 p.m. The non-conference game will be live on Pac-12 Oregon.
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