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Oregon State Heads on the Road for No. 22 Washington, Washington State

Apr 7, 2021

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State women's soccer team will head to the state of Washington for their final games outside of Oregon.
 
MATCH INFORMATION
 
Oregon State vs. Washington State
DATE: Friday, April 9
TIME: 7:00 PM PST
SITE: Lower Soccer Field - Pullman, Wash.
RECORDS: Oregon State 4-8-1, 2-6-0 Pac-12; Washington State 5-3-1, 1-2-1 Pac-12
SERIES RECORD: Washington State leads, 16-11-3
STREAM: WSUCougars.com
STATS: WSUCougars.com
 
Oregon State vs. No. 22 Washington
DATE: Sunday, April 11
TIME: 5:00 PM PST
SITE: Husky Soccer Stadium - Seattle, Wash.
RECORDS: Oregon State 4-8-1, 2-6-0 Pac-12; Washington 7-3-2, 3-3-2 Pac-12
SERIES RECORD: Washington leads, 18-9-4
STREAM: GoHuskies.com
STATS: GoHuskies.com
 
*records as of 4/7/21
 
Oregon State notes | Washington State notes | Washington notes
 
ABOUT THE BEAVERS
• Oregon State is 4-8-1 on the season with a 2-6-0 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. Their one tie came on March 28 when Oregon State held No. 22 California to a scoreless tie.
• OSU's eight losses on the season come from five teams in the top-25 (California, USC, UCLA, Arizona State, and Stanford) with three others coming from an early season game against Portland (2/10), a 3-1 loss to Arizona (3/12), and a 2-0 loss to Oregon (3/19).
• Most recently, the Beavers found two conference wins against Colorado (4/2) and Utah (4/4).
• Junior Sydney Studer tops the team with 14 points from seven goals.
• Senior Kaillen Fried leads the team's assisters with six, all of which come from corner kicks for set-piece goals. 
• Sophomore Brianna McReynolds (4) and Studer (7) serve as the only two Beavers with multiple goals this season. Six other players have scored one goal.
• Playing all but 10 minutes on the season, junior goalkeeper Bridgette Skiba leads those in goal with a 1.66 goals-against average and a 0.681 save percentage in 1193:12.
 
LAST WEEK IN REVIEW
• The Beavers opened the weekend with a 2-0 shutout victory over Colorado on Friday, April 2. After a scoreless first half, redshirt-junior Mylene Gorzynski scored the first goal, assisted by Abby Schwartz, 13 minutes into the second. Senior Kaillen Fried sealed the victory with a second Beaver goal. Fried, assisted by redshirt-senior Nicole Nickerson and sophomore Brianna McReynolds, scored during a set-piece set up by a McReynolds corner kick.
• On Senior Day, junior Sydney Studer started off with two headers into the net for a 2-0 lead before the seventh minute of play was completed. Both goals were scored during corner kick set pieces with McReynolds and Fried each earning one assist. Studer later completed the hat trick with another header in the 63rd minute. The free kick set-piece was set up by redshirt-sophomore Madison Ellsworth. Less than seven minutes before the end of the game, Utah scored a goal to make it a 3-1 win for Oregon State.
 
FIRST POINTS
• Redshirt-junior Mylene Gorzynski scored the first goal of her career to open the scoring against Colorado.
• Senior Kaillen Fried followed with her first goal of the season against Colorado.
• Redshirt-senior Nicole Nickerson tallied her first career assist for Fried's goal.
• Junior Sydney Studer completed her first career hat trick against Utah. 
 
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 TEAM RANKINGS
As of April 7, Oregon State ranks:
• 4th; 17 total assists
• T-4th; 48 total saves
• 5th; .144 shot percentage
• 5th; 17 total goals
 
PAC-12 INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
Kaillen Fried
• T-1st; 6 assists
• T-3rd; .46 assists per game
 
Brianna McReynolds
• T-6th; 4 assists
• T-10th; 12 points
• T-11th; 4 goals
• T-14th; .31 assists per game
• 16th; .92 points per game
• T-17th; .31 goals per game
 
Abby Schwartz
• T-11th; 3 assists
• T-22nd; .25 assists per game
 
Bridgette Skiba
• 6th; 3.62 saves per game
 
Sydney Studer
• T-3rd; 7 goals
• T-6th; 14 points
• 8th; .54 goals per game
• T-12th; 1.08 points per game
 
OREGON STATE CAREER RECORDS
Bridgette Skiba
• Ranks 5th in solo shutouts (9); tied with Sammy Jo Prudhoome (2012-13) … Needs eight more to tie Michelle Mitchell (1993-96) for fourth place.
• Ranks 6th in saves (193) … Needs nine more to pass Elizabeth Pease (1997-2000) for fifth place.
 
OREGON STATE SEASON RECORDS
Kaillen Fried
• Ranks 8th in assists (6); tied with many other players, most recently Megan Miller (2012) … Needs one more to be tied for fifth with Jeanette Scotti (1993), Val Williams (1995), and Jodie Taylor (2006).
 
ABOUT WASHINGTON STATE
• The Cougars hold a 5-3-1 overall record with a 1-2-1 conference record.
• Opening play, the team won three games before tying Utah 0-0 (2/26) in their first Pac-12 game.
• The Cougars continued with a 2-0 victory over Utah (2/28) before having their next four games canceled. 
• Since returning to play, Washington State has gone 1-3 with its one win coming in overtime at Colorado (2/27). 
• Elyse Bennett leads the team with 11 points from five goals and one assist. 
• Margie Detrizio (2) and Makamae Gomera-Stevens (3) have also scored multiple goals this season.
• Three Cougars have combined for six assists (two each) with four others adding one assist each.
• Marissa Zucchetto has been in goal for every minute. She has compiled a .97 goals against average and a .743 save percentage with 26 saves and only nine goals against.
 
AGAINST THE COUGARS
• Washington State holds a 16-11-3 lead in the all-time series.
• The Beavers last saw the Cougars for a 2-1 loss in Pullman, Wash. on Sept. 28, 2019. 
• Assisted by Sydney Studer, McKenzie Weinert scored first but WSU came back with two goals in the second half to earn the win.
• Oregon State last tallied a win against Washington State with a 1-0 shutout on October 8, 2017.
 
ABOUT NO. 22 WASHINGTON
• The Huskies are 7-3-2 overall with a 3-3-2 conference record. 
• Washington opened the season with two wins before holding Colorado to a scoreless tie to open their conference slate (2/26). In a non-conference game, the Huskies beat the Buffs 2-1 (2/28). 
• In March, the Huskies went 3-1-1 in the conference with a non-conference win over Washington State (3/19). 
• Most recently, Washington fell against both USC (4/2) and UCLA (4/4) in California.
• Summer Yates leads the team with nine points from three goals and three assists while Ruby Hellstrom closely follows with eight points from three goals and two assists.
• Four Huskies have tallied one goal and one assist on the season with a total of 10 student-athletes contributing to a Husky score.
• Olivia Sekany leads the way with 1019:34 in goal. Making 24 saves and allowing just 10 goals, Sekany has tallied a .88 goals against average and a .706 save percentage.
 
AGAINST THE HUSKIES
• Washington leads the all-time series, 18-9-4.
• The Beavers last saw the Huskies for a 2-1 loss in October 2019. The Huskies took a 2-0 lead in the first half before McKenzie Weinert scored a goal for the Beavers in the second.
• OSU last beat Washington in late October 2016 with a 1-0 shutout. In October 2017, the two teams were held scoreless in a tie. 
 
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 ROSTER
• 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.
 
UP NEXT
• After their two games outside of Oregon, the Beavers will head downstate to face Oregon and close the season with the Rivalry Series game on April 16.
 
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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