Oregon State Falls in Final Game at Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon State women's soccer team battled for over 96 minutes but ultimately fell, 1-0, in overtime to Oregon, Friday night.
"This was a tough way to end the season," said head coach Matt Kagan. "I give credit to Oregon for the good set-piece [and the game-winning goal]. We have a very young group that will be back and ready to go in the fall!"
Oregon started out with possession but Oregon State quickly took the ball to their offensive third. A throw-in from senior Kaillen Fried led to a cross from sophomore Abby Schwartz. Sophomore Brianna McReynolds one-touched the ball for the first shot of the game in the second minute.
The Ducks continued to gain a 3-1 advantage in shots throughout the next 30 minutes, including the game's first shot on goal.
OSU brought the ball back to their offensive third for a shot off junior Sydney Studer's foot in the 35th minute but the shot went high.
Oregon added two shots in the last three minutes of the first half but the two teams entered halftime tied at zero.
The Beavers hammered the Oregon defense throughout the entirety of the second half. They owned an 8-6 advantage in shots in the second 45 minutes of play.
Once again, the Ducks gained possession at the very beginning of the half but the Beavers quickly took the ball to their offensive third.
Notching their first shot of the second half in the 57th minute, Oregon State added two more in the 64th, including the team's first shot on goal from Schwartz. The sophomore dribbled the ball about 10 yards before taking the shot from just outside the penalty box. The shot, aimed towards the top left corner, was stopped by the Oregon goalkeeper.
The Beavers continued to put pressure on the Ducks with five shots in the 78th-84th minutes from McReynolds, Schwartz, and Studer.
McReynolds tallied two free kicks, the first of which coming in the 78th minute, which she took from just outside the penalty box, and the second won in the 81st minute.
Schwartz and Studer added two shots on goal in the late game.
Taken off a rebound from McReynolds' free kick just a minute earlier, Studer added her shot from inside the 18-yard box at 82:21.
After a short relapse in possession, the Beavers' Fried brought the ball from the back and passed to Schwartz for a center field shot in the 84th minute.
Junior Bridgette Skiba tallied several saves from 1-v-1 situations that could have easily turned into a goal with a different goalkeeper. Her defensive prowess guaranteed the tie in regulation.
The Ducks took the overtime win with the first shot of overtime in the 97th minute.
Skiba totaled five saves with redshirt-sophomore Maddy Ellsworth coming back for a team save in the 34th minute.
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