Oregon State Set to Travel to the Bay Area
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State women's soccer team will head to the San Francisco area to play No. 23 Stanford and No. 22 California this weekend.
Note: The Beavers' Sunday game at California will not count towards the team's conference record.
Oregon at No. 23 Stanford
DATE: Friday, March 26
TIME: 7:00 PM PST
SITE: Cagan Stadium - Stanford, Calif.
RECORDS: Oregon State 2-7, 0-5 Pac-12; Stanford 4-3, 3-1 Pac-12
SERIES RECORD: Stanford leads, 26-2
STREAM: Pac-12 Bay Area
Oregon at No. 22 California
DATE: Sunday, March 28
TIME: 1:30 PM PST
SITE: Witter Rugby Field - Berkeley, Calif.
RECORDS: Oregon State 2-7, 0-5 Pac-12; California 4-2, 2-2 Pac-12
SERIES RECORD: Oregon State leads, 24-5-2
*records as of 3/25/21
The match against Stanford will air live on Pac-12 Bay Area with Troy Clardy on the call. 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 | Stanford notes | California preview
ABOUT THE BEAVERS
• Oregon State is currently 2-7 on the season with a 0-5 Pac-12 record.
• The Beavers opened the season with a 3-0 win at Idaho. In a non-league game, OSU beat No. 3 Stanford, 2-1, on Feb. 28.
• OSU's seven losses on the season come from a 4-3 loss at Portland (2/10), a 3-1 loss against No. 14 California (2/26), a 2-0 loss at No. 13 USC (3/5), a 2-1 fall in overtime to No. 3 UCLA (3/7), a 3-1 loss to Arizona (3/12), a 1-0 fall in overtime to No. 24 Arizona State (3/14), and most recently, a 2-0 loss to Oregon (3/19).
• Sophomore Brianna McReynolds leads the team with 10 points on four goals and two assists.
• Senior Kaillen Fried leads the team's assists with five, all of which come from corner kicks for set-piece goals.
• 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 1.99 goals-against average and a 0.600 save percentage in 813:12.
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 INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
• T-3rd; 0.56 assists per game
• T-11th; 1.11 points per game
• T-11th; 0.44 goals per game
• T-11th; 2.67 shots per game
• T-23rd; 0.25 assists per game
• T-6th; 3.00 saves per game
• T-19th; 0.33 goals per game
• T-23rd; 1.89 shots per game
OREGON STATE CAREER RECORDS
• Ranks 7th in solo shutouts (7); tied with Dinah Marsh (1990-92) … Needs one more to tie Jo Fletcher (2001-02) for sixth place.
• Ranks 8th in saves (173) … Needs 15 more to tie Sammy Jo Prudhoome (2012-13) for seventh place.
OREGON STATE SEASON RECORDS
• Needs one more assist to be tied for eighth (6) with many other players, most recently Megan Miller (2012).
ABOUT NO. 23 STANFORD
• Stanford is ranked No. 23 by Top Drawer Soccer.
• The Cardinal holds a 4-3 overall record with a 3-1 conference record.
• Opening play, the team saw a 2-1 win over Pepperdine before losing to Oregon and Oregon State in its first weekend of conference play.
• So far, March has given Stanford a 3-1 record with all three wins coming as conference wins against Utah (Mar. 5), Colorado (Mar. 7) and Washington (Mar. 12).
• Most recently, the Cardinal faced its rival, California, for a 1-0 loss on March 20.
• Civanna Kuhlmann and Samantha Williams lead the team with six points each, both from three goals.
• Four different Cardinals have combined for five assists.
• Katie Meyer leads in the net with 19 saves in 620:33 for a 1.02 goals against average and a .731 save percentage.
AGAINST THE CARDINAL
• Stanford leads the all-time series, 26-2.
• The Beavers last saw the Cardinal for a 2-1 win in overtime earlier this year. Williams scored first for the Cardinal. Redshirt-junior McKenzie Weinert answered in the second half to tie the score. With a tied score at the end of regulation, the game went into overtime, when sophomore Abby Schwartz finished with her game-winning goal.
• In 2019, Stanford beat Oregon State 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 first win against Stanford came from a 1-0 victory in 2003.
ABOUT NO. 22 CALIFORNIA
• California is ranked No. 22 by Top Drawer Soccer.
• The Golden Bears opened the season with two wins in Oregon (Feb. 26, 28) before splitting the weekend against Colorado (L, 2-1, Mar. 5) and Utah (W, 1-0, Mar. 7). Cal saw their second loss in Washington against the Huskies (Mar. 14).
• Most recently, California defeated its rival, Stanford, 1-0, in a non-conference game.
• The Golden Bears will host Oregon before seeing OSU for a non-conference game on Sunday.
• Emma Westin leads the team with nine points on three goals and three assists.
• Five other Bears have scored a single goal with two others assisting in the score.
• Angelina Anderson has spent all 540 minutes of play in goal for the Golden Bears. With 24 saves, she has tallied a 0.83 goals against average and a .828 save percentage.
AGAINST THE GOLDEN BEARS
• California leads the all-time series, 24-5-2.
• Earlier this season, the Golden Bears defeated the Beavers, 3-1, in both teams' conference opener. Sophomore Brianna McReynolds scored the first goal but Cal tied the score before the first half was over.
• 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.
• Oregon State last saw a win in 2018 when OSU 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.
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.
• After their second weekend in California, the Beavers will return home to host Colorado (Apr. 2) and Utah (Apr. 4).
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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