Ducks Fall in Double Overtime
SEATTLE – Washington scored in the second overtime to defeat Oregon 1-0 Friday afternoon at Husky Soccer Stadium.
After 105 scoreless minutes, the Huskies scored on a corner kick in the 106th minute.
How it Happened: Oregon (5-5-4, 3-4-2) held possession in Washington's half early in both halves but were unable to capitalize as the Huskies (8-3-2, 4-3-2) then were able to build their attack and pressure Oregon's goal a number of times.
The Ducks responded with some impressive efforts on the back line. In the 21st minute, Washington sent a cross on target for point-blank header, but Mia Palmer stepped in to break up that opportunity.
In the 29th minute, Oregon's defenders intercepted a corner kick that was headed to the near post and Leah Freeman soared above a crowd of players to snag a cross a few yards in front of the goal. Freeman made four saves in the opening frame.
The Ducks' lone shot of the first half nearly resulted in a goal. Chardonnay Curran sent a long pass up field into the box that Ally Cook was able to get a head on, but her shot bounced off the right post in the 41st minute.
The second half unfolded much like the first, with the Ducks on the attack early and the Huskies late. Zoe Hasenauer collected the ball at the UW 18-yard-line in the 60th minute and wheeled and fired a shot that was wide right.
After that, the Huskies reasserted themselves and controlled time of possession but Freeman kept Washington at bay. In the 66th minute, she made a tricky save on a ball that ricocheted toward Oregon's goal.
In the 85th minute, Freeman got a hand on a long direct kick that was sailing toward the net, and then covered up the ball on the ensuing scrum to keep the game scoreless.
She helped send the game to overtime with a stop on a high line drive by Mary Johnston in the 90th minute.
In the first overtime, both True Dydasco and Sofia Vinas put shots on goal that were saved by the Huskies. Caitlin Shaw also had a shot on frame that was blocked in the 98th minute as three of Oregon's seven shots came in the first overtime.
Who Stood Out: Freeman tied her career high with her ninth save in the first minute of the second overtime. Cook attempted a team-high three shots.
What It Means: Oregon has allowed one goal or less in 13 of 14 games this season.
Notable: Jordan Wormdahl returned to the pitch after missing the last game and a half with an injury.
Head coach Graeme Abel:
"We never capitalized and built on the first 15 minutes of the game. Washington was able to get themselves into the game. Then it became a scrappy game and we were never able to regain control."
Up Next: Oregon plays its final road game of the season Sunday at Washington State (1 p.m., Pac-12 Live Stream).
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