Beavers Earn 2-2 Tie with Oregon in Double Overtime
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State women's soccer team closed out the regular season with a nail-biting 2-2 draw with Oregon in its Rivalry Series match in Corvallis, Ore. on Friday night. Prior to the match, the Beavers honored its graduating seniors, Laura Galceran, Bridgette Skiba, Mylene Gorzynski, and Kaillen Fried. The Beavers conclude the regular season with a 11-7-1 (3-7-1 Pac-12) record, tying for the most wins in a single season since the 2011 campaign.
The Rivalry Series is sponsored by Safeway-Albertsons, Spirit Mountain Casino, PacificSource Health Plans, Your Local Toyota Dealers and First Interstate Bank.
"I am extremely proud to be a Beaver. This team gave, every day, their best effort all season long, and I couldn't ask for anything more," said head coach Lauren Sinacola. "This game, this season, and this team is something I will never forget. Thank you to the seniors, Laura, Bridgette, Mylene, and Kaillen, they left this program better than how they found it. I am extremely grateful for all they have done for this program and they will forever be a part of our Beaver family. Thank you Beaver Nation for always showing up. Your support has meant the world to us! I can't wait to get back to work. This program has a lot of amazing things ahead of us. Go Beavs and BeavUP!"
At the five-minute mark, Galceran's corner found the net to put the Beavers up 1-0. Oregon responded to tie the score at 1-1 shortly after. The Beavers and Ducks remained tied through the half until Oregon broke through OSU's defense to take a 2-1 lead just seconds into the second half.
The Ducks had the opportunity to extend their lead with a penalty kick in the 52nd minute that sailed over the net. At the 69-minute mark, junior Maddie Tetz scored her second goal of the season with an assist from fellow junior Sophie Conrad to tie the score, 2-2. Tetz's goal marked her first since the season opener against Seattle on Aug. 19.
The Beavers and Ducks fought through two overtime periods with juniors Skylar Herrera and Brianna McReynolds, and freshman McKenna Martinez taking shots consecutively that the goalie managed to stop. OSU held Oregon to just two shots per overtime period but couldn't come away with the victory.
Between the pipes, Skiba made nine saves over the course of the game. The Beavers marked ten shots on goal out of 19 shots total and took nine corner kicks. With this evening's result and the end of the regular season, the Beavers finish ninth in the Pac-12 standings, ahead of Arizona State, Utah, and Arizona.