Beavers Cap Non-Conference Action with 3-2 Victory Over North Dakota
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State women's soccer team capped non-conference play with a 3-2 win over North Dakota on Friday, at Lorenz Field in Corvallis, Ore. The Beavers are now 8-0 on the season.
"I'm proud of us finishing off non-conference play undefeated. The team continues to put in the work and it is paying off," said head coach Lauren Sinacola. "North Dakota made it difficult on us and capitalized on our mistakes, which we will clean up moving forward. We will use this next week of training wisely to prepare for the Pac-12."
After a scoreless first half, freshman McKenna Martinez put the Beavers on the board in the 54th minute and was assisted by redshirt junior Helena Brown. The Fighting Hawks answered shortly after in the 55th minute to tie the score at 1-1. In the 78th minute, redshirt senior Mylene Gorzynski scored her first goal of the season to put the Beavers ahead, 2-1 and was assisted by sophomore Bryana Pizarro. In the 83rd minute, Martinez found the net again to put the Beavers up 3-1 with assists from sophomore Amber Jackson and Pizarro. North Dakota scored a second goal in the 85th minute to make the final score 3-2.
In goal, senior Bridgette Skiba recorded five saves. Over the course of the game, the Beavers took 15 corner kicks and tallied 11 shots on goal out of 25 shots total.
The Beavers will open Pac-12 play on Sept. 24 at USC in Los Angeles, Calif. at 4 p.m.