Beavers Travel to Eugene for Final Regular Season Game
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State women's soccer team will travel south to Eugene to face Oregon in their final game of the season.
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Oregon State vs. Washington State
DATE: Friday, April 16
TIME: 6:00 PM PST
SITE: Pape Field - Eugene, Ore.
RECORDS: Oregon State 4-10-1, 2-8-0 Pac-12; Oregon 5-5-5, 3-4-3 Pac-12
SERIES RECORD: Oregon State leads, 14-11-4
STREAM: Pac-12 Oregon
*records as of 4/14/21
The match against Oregon will air live on Pac-12 Oregon with Ann Schatz 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 | Oregon notes
ABOUT THE BEAVERS
• Oregon State is 4-10-1 on the season with a 2-8-0 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.
• On April 2, the Beavers won their first Pac-12 game with a 2-0 win against Colorado. Just two days later, on senior day, OSU defeated Utah, 3-1.
• OSU's 10 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), a 2-0 loss to Oregon (3/19) and most recently, two losses in Washington (Washington State - L, 4/9; Washington - L, 4/11).
• Senior Kaillen Fried leads the Pac-12 with seven assists; all of which come from corner kicks for set-piece goals.
• Leading the team with seven goals for 14 points, junior Sydney Studer ranks fifth in goals in the conference.
• Four Beavers (Studer - 7, sophomore Brianna McReynolds - 4, sophomore Abby Schwartz - 2, and redshirt junior McKenzie Weinert - 2) have scored more than one goal throughout the season. Four others follow with one goal.
• Playing all but 10 minutes on the season, junior goalkeeper Bridgette Skiba leads those in goal with a 1.77 goals-against average and a 0.663 save percentage in 1373:12.
LAST WEEK IN REVIEW
• The Beavers opened the weekend with a 3-2 decision in a loss to Washington State on Friday, April 9. Redshirt-junior McKenzie Weinert, assisted by sophomore Abby Schwartz and freshman Amber Jackson, scored the first goal of the game before the clock hit 2:00. After tying the score before halftime, the Cougars took the lead in the 54th minute. Less than a minute later, Schwartz, assisted by senior Kaillen Fried and freshman Haley Richardson, scored another goal for the Beavers. The Cougars tallied the game-winning goal in the 65th minute.
• In game two of the weekend, the Beavers were unable to score against No. 22 Washington. The Huskies scored two goals in the first half to gain a quick lead and Oregon State fell after it was unable to answer in the second half.
• Freshman Haley Richardson notched her first career assist against Washington State. She had the first assist on sophomore Abby Schwartz's goal for the Beavers' second tally.
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 14, Oregon State ranks:
• 4th; 21 total assists
• 4th; .117 shot percentage
• 5th; 19 total goals
PAC-12 INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
• 1st; 7 assists
• T-18th; 9 points
• T-3rd; .47 assists per game
• T-9th; 4 assists
• T-13th; 12 points
• T-12th; 4 goals
• T-9th; 4 assists
• T-18th; .29 assists per game
• 6th; 53 saves
• 6th; 3.53 saves per game
• 5th; 7 goals
• T-7th; 14 points
• 8th; .47 goals per game
• 13th; .93 points per game
OREGON STATE CAREER RECORDS
• 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 (199) … Needs three more to pass Elizabeth Pease (1997-2000) for fifth place.
OREGON STATE SEASON RECORDS
• Ranks 5th in assists (7); tied with Jeanette Scotti (1993), Val Williams (1995), and Jodie Taylor (2006) … Needs one more to tie Jenna Leavitt (1994) for fourth place.
• Oregon is 5-5-5 overall with a 3-4-3 Pac-12 record.
• Opening the season with one win and one tie for two non-conference games, the Ducks won their first Pac-12 game against Stanford on Feb. 26 before falling to California on Feb. 28 in a non-conference game.
• March saw three wins, two losses, and two ties for the Ducks. In conference, Oregon beat Arizona (3/14) and California (3/26) with a tie against ASU (3/12) and losses to UCLA (3/5) and USC (3/7). In non-conference games, the Ducks beat OSU (3/19) and tied Stanford (3/28).
• The Ducks have yet to see a win in April. Oregon tied Utah (4/2) and Washington State (4/11) with losses to Colorado (4/4) and Washington (4/9).
• Ally Cook leads the team with seven points from three goals and one assist.
• Six different players have scored at least one goal, with four notching multiple tallies.
• Leah Freeman has been in goal for all but 45 seconds of the Ducks' games this season. In 1464:21, she has compiled a .836 save percentage and a .74 goals against average.
AGAINST THE DUCKS
• Oregon State leads the all-time series, 14-11-4.
• Earlier this season, Oregon took a 2-0 win in a non-conference game on March 19.
• The Beavers' last beat the Ducks in 2019. Paula Leblic scored the lone goal of the game, unassisted, to earn the OSU victory, 1-0.
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.
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