Beavers Fall in Rivalry Game at Home
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State women's soccer team fought hard but ultimately Oregon took home the 2-0 win, Friday night.
"We are playing well but we aren't getting it done in the boxes," said head coach Matt Kagan. "We are so close to breaking through. We are giving credit to Oregon, they finished their chances."
The Beavers started with their offensive pressure as soon as the clock began. Before the first 10 minutes were on the board, OSU held a 4-0 advantage in shots.
The rest of the first half was a lot of back-and-forth play from both the Beavers and the Ducks. With a tied score, 0-0, at halftime, Oregon State held an 8-1 lead in shots.
The second half continued with play in the midfield until the Ducks scored the first goal in the 54th minute.
Before the Beavers were able to answer, Oregon notched a second goal early in the 60th minute.
Ten minutes later, OSU drew a foul and sophomore Brianna McReynolds took a free kick. Her well-placed shot was saved by the Oregon goalkeeper.
Oregon State earned another chance to score a goal in the 85th minute. Sophomore Skylar Herrera crossed the ball into the box as McReynolds went up for the header. McReynolds put the ball on goal but the goalkeeper was able to seal her shutout with a final save.
The Beavers will return to action in California next weekend. Oregon State will play Stanford on Friday (Mar. 26) before seeing California for a non-conference game.
The Rivalry Series is presented by Safeway-Albertsons, Spirit Mountain Casino, PacificSource Health Plans, Your Local Toyota Dealers and First Interstate Bank.
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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