Beavers Remain Undefeated After 2-1 Victory at UC Irvine
IRVINE, Calif. – The Oregon State women's soccer team defeated UC Irvine, 2-1, on Thursday afternoon, in Irvine, Calif. It is the first Beaver victory over the Anteaters since 1994. The Beavers are now 7-0 on the season.
"It's always great to get a win on the road." said head coach Lauren Sinacola. "UC Irvine is a strong team that made our lives very difficult. I'm proud of our effort and ability to finish the game out. We will take this win and learn a lot from it, and look forward to being back home against North Dakota."
Freshman Amaya Bautista posted her first collegiate goal off a header from senior Laura Galceran's corner kick to put the Beavers up 1-0 in the 39th minute. In the 77th minute, sophomore Valerie Tobias posted Oregon State's game-winning goal, finding the far post for her first collegiate goal. UC Irvine scored in the 85th minute to push the score to 2-1, but the Beavers held strong defensively to improve to 4-0 on the road.
In goal, senior Bridgette Skiba recorded six saves, improving to 6-0 in between the pipes. Over the course of the game, the Beavers took 11 corner kicks and tallied seven shots on goal out of 12 shots total.
The Beavers will return to Lorenz Field to host North Dakota at 6 p.m. on Sept. 17.