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Golden comeback versus the Beavers

Oct 31, 2021

In Case You Missed It
CORVALLIS, Ore. – A scary afternoon turned into a treat for Washington State (12-2-4, 6-1-3) as a late comeback went golden in overtime as the Cougs defeated Oregon State (11-7-0, 3-7-0), 3-2, Sunday at Paul Lorenz Field. For the second-straight match the Cougs found a clutch goal in the waning moments, netting an equalizer in the 89' before scoring the winner 10 minutes later to close out their weekend in Oregon with a pair of wins. The woman of the match for the Cougs was their sophomore striker, Margie Detrizio, as the young forward put the team on her back, scoring her first career brace while also earning the penalty that saved the day for WSU. With the seconds ticking away and defeat nearing it was Detrizio who broke into the box, firing a shot that was blocked on its way to goal, ricocheting off the hand of a Beaver defender and earning a penalty for the Cougs. As she has done all season long, it was super senior Sydney Pulver who calmly stepped to the spot and pushed home the match-tying goal with just 1:30 to play in regulation. Earning the extra time, the Cougs fended off one good attack by the Beavers early before turning the attack back in their favor leading to Detrizio breaking loose for the winner. It was a pinging ball in the midfield flicked on by former Beaver, Sydney Studer, that sprung Detrizio as the second-year attacker fought off a challenge on the run before sliding the golden goal near post to send the Cougs away with the win. 
The late strikes by the Cougs were necessary as the Beavers jumped on a pair of mistakes by the WSU defense to put Oregon State out front in the first 25 minutes. It was the Beavers' top scorer, McKenna Martinez, who found the back of the net twice to put the Cougs in catchup mode from the outset. Martinez would score in the 13' and again in 24' as she was left unchecked on a pair of attacking chances early in the match. While Martinez was finding space behind the Cougs' defense it was Detrizio doing work on the other end of the field as she came up with her first goal of the match just three minutes after the first OSU goal, burying a rebound off an initial shot by Elyse Bennett. 

Stat of the Match
Margie Detrizio had her foot in all three goals for the Cougs scoring twice and earning the penalty that led to the equalizer in the final minutes of regulation.
The Moments That Made The Match

Things You Need To Know

  • The Cougs ran their win-streak against the Beavers to four-straight while picking up their first win in Corvallis since 2015.
  • The OT match was the Cougs first win in extra time since March 21 at Colorado last season. Prior the Cougs had drawn six-straight matches including all four that went to extra time earlier in the year.
  • The Cougs improved to 8-0-1 on the road in 2021 while outscoring their opponents 20-to-4.
  • The two goals  given up matched a season-high for the Cougs' defense as OSU became just the third team to net multiple goals against WSU. The Cougs finished the match having relinquished just 9 total goals on the year.
  • The comeback win was the first of the year for the Cougs after trailing at half improving to 1-1-2.
    • The win was the Cougs first result in a match when trailing at the 75' mark since earning a 1-1 draw with Stanford, Oct. 28, 2018 and the first win for the Cougs since beating Utah Valley, 3-2 in 2OT after equalizing in the 90'.
  • Margie Detrizio netted her first career-game winner and became the 9th Coug on the year to win a game for WSU.
    • The brace was the first of the sophomores career. It was also the sixth brace of the season for WSU.
    • She finished with six shots, tying a career-high in attempts.
  • 5th year Sydney Pulver notched her 4th goal of the season, 3rd from the penalty spot.
    • She picked up her career-best 4th assist of the season.
  • The Cougs close out the regular season in Seattle with the Boeing Apple Cup Series contest against Washington. The game is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network.