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Going to the Golden State

Aug 24, 2022

CORVALLIS, Ore. – After a pair of home matches to kick off the 2022 slate, the Oregon State women's soccer team will hit the road. Tests at Fresno State on Thursday and Pacific on Sunday will be up next for Lauren Sinacola's squad.

Last weekend, the Beavers defended the home field as they drew Eastern Washington (1-1) and defeated Wyoming (4-1) to have a 1-0-1 record.

McKenna Martinez leads the Oregon State attack with a pair of goals following a brace in the 4-1 win over Wyoming. A Caroline Duncan goal in the waning minutes secured a draw versus Eastern Washington in the season opener. Martinez's 10 shots lead the Pac-12 and is second with her two scores. Four points (one goal and two assists) from Amber Jackson have also proven to be quite crucial for the Beavers as she assisted on Duncan's 88th minute score.

The Bulldogs will enter the match with an 0-2 mark, having fallen to Washington and Seattle U in road contests last weekend. In net, Ella Wilson has stopped eight shots through the two played.

A season ago, the Beavers took a 2-1 contest over the Bulldogs at Paul Lorenz Field. Helena Brown and Amber Jackson added goals in the 14th and 50th minutes, respectively, to push OSU ahead of the Bulldogs last August. Fresno State's Sam Tristan halved the deficit five minutes past the hour mark, but it couldn't fully spark a comeback attempt.

Like the Beavers, Pacific finished the first two games with a 1-0-1 mark – and drawing the first game then winning the second. The Tigers drew Long Beach State, 2-2, but defeated Sacramento State by a 4-2 mark. Six Tigers have found the back of the net, but Jenae Packard has added two assists to lead Pacific with four points through two matches.

These sides last met in neutral site action – at the University of Oregon – in 2010, where the Beavers took a 2-0 win over the Tigers in the Nike Invitational. Oregon State used goals in the 78th and 85th minutes to break away from Pacific at Pape Field.
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