Oregon State Drops Rematch at No. 23 Stanford
STANFORD, Calif. - The Oregon State women's soccer team scored a late-game goal but it was No. 23 Stanford taking the 3-1 win, Friday night.
Stanford started the scoring in the seventh minute with a shot from outside the night.
After about 15 minutes of back-and-forth play from both teams, the Cardinal added another goal in the 25th minute.
Shortly after Stanford's second goal, redshirt-senior Nicole Nickerson stole the ball off a Cardinal offender and sent it to sophomore Abby Schwartz, who turned around and shot the ball towards the goal from outside the box. Aiming for the close corner, the Stanford goalkeeper was able to knock the ball away from the net just in time.
The next 20 minutes saw the Cardinal outshoot the Beavers, 4-2, including the shot for its third goal.
Coming back from the halftime break, Oregon State pushed harder on offense. Totaling seven shots, the Beavers outshot Stanford by two in the second half.
In the 52nd minute, senior Kaillen Fried sent a well-placed free-kick to goal as redshirt-junior McKenzie Weinert went for the tip only to be sent away by the Cardinal goalie.
Schwartz added another shot from outside the box just three minutes later.
Junior Sydney Studer put the Beavers on the board in the 72nd minute as she scored the final goal of the night. An offside call on Oregon State gave the ball to the Cardinal early on in the 71st minute. Stanford brought the ball to the OSU goalie box where Studer stole it and crossed the field to score the goal.
Bridgette Skiba saved three shots while the Cardinal held a slight 13-12 lead in shots.
The Beavers will stay in the Bay Area to play No. 22 California on Sunday for an afternoon match.
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