Beavers Look to Cage Huskies, Cougars
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State women's soccer team returns to Lorenz Field for clashes with Washington and Washington State on Thursday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at noon, respectively. Both games will be broadcasted on the Pac-12 Network and tickets are available for purchase ranging from $4-$6. Thursday's match is OSU's annual Dam Cancer match, presented by Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Sunday's match will be the annual Dam Change game.
Last Time Out
The Beavers closed out their last regular season road stretch with stops in Salt Lake City, Utah and Boulder, Colo. OSU fell to Utah, 2-1, on Oct. 21. Freshman Aidan Brown scored the Beavers' sole goal in the 35th minute of play with a deep shot from her right foot. On Oct. 24, OSU dropped an overtime decision to Colorado, 3-2. Freshman McKenna Martinez broke through the Buffaloes' defense to score both of Oregon State's goals in the 53rd and 55th minutes of play, marking her eighth and ninth of the season.
Last Time Against Washington
Oregon State fell to No. 22 Washington, 2-0, on April 11, 2021 in Seattle, Wash. The Beavers' all-time record against the Huskies is 9-19-4.
Washington is 4-7-4 (2-3-3 Pac-12) and is coming off a 2-2 tie with USC on Oct. 24. The Huskies have notched 1-0 shutouts of Loyola Marymount (Aug. 29), Seattle (Sept. 16), and California (Oct. 7). Washington has also posted a 4-1 road victory over Arizona on Oct. 15.
Senior Summer Yates leads the Huskies in goals with four, two of which were game-winners. Yates also leads in the assists category with three. Between the pipes, redshirt senior Olivia Sekany has clocked 1431:11 minutes, making 54 saves and allowing 22 goals. As a team, the Huskies have scored 19 goals compared to 23 scored by opponents.
The Huskies went 10-4-4 (5-3-3 Pac-12), marking six shutouts and a 2-1 win over No. 24 California on Mar. 14. In the NCAA Tournament, the Huskies shutout Liberty, 3-0, in the first round on April 27. In the second round, Washington tied with No. 15, 0-0, and advanced on penalty kicks, scoring four compared to the Billikens' three. UW fell in the sweet sixteen round to No. 2 North Carolina, 1-0, on May 5.
Last Time Against Washington State
The Beavers fell to Washington State, 3-2, on April 9, 2021 in Pullman, Wash. McKenzie Weinert put OSU on the board within the first few minutes of the game. Abby Schwartz, assisted by Haley Richardson and Kaillen Fried, scored the Beavers' second goal in the 54th minute. Oregon State is 11-17-3 against the Cougars.
Scouting Washington State
The Cougars are 10-2-4 (4-1-3 Pac-12) and are coming off ties against Arizona State (Oct. 15, 2-2), No. 5 USC (Oct. 21, 0-0), and No. 8 UCLA (Oct. 24, 1-1). WSU earned three shutouts from Aug. 19 to Sept. 5 over Eastern Washington, San Diego State, and Hawai'i. Bouncing back from a 2-1 loss to Seattle, the Cougars went on a six-match win-streak from Sept. 12 to Oct. 3, shutting out Kansas, Denver, Northern Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado.
WSU's leading scorer is fifth year senior Elyse Bennett, who has notch nine goals. Leading in the assists category is junior Enzi Broussard with five. Clocking 1005:00 minutes in goal is freshman Nadia Cooper, who has made 42 saves and allowed four goals this season.
Last season, Washington State went 6-3-3 (2-2-3 Pac-12). The Cougars posted wins over Seattle, Eastern Washington, Idaho, and Utah. No. 23 Washington handed WSU their first loss of the season on Mar. 19. Washington State closed out the season earning double overtime draws with Oregon (April 11) and No. 22 Washington (April 16).