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Beavers, Pacific Play to Stalemate on Sunday

Aug 28, 2022

STOCKTON, Calif. -- A 57th-minute score from Skylar Herrera helped the Oregon State women's soccer team to a 1-1 draw with host Pacific on Sunday afternoon. The stalemate secured an unbeaten first road trip for the Beavers in the 2022 season. 

"Today was a difficult game," said head coach Lauren Sinacola. "Pacific is a very good side and they started off stronger than us. You can't sleep on a good side and expect to come out on top. With that being said, our players responded in that second half in a great way and I continue to be proud of our team's fight. We will take a lot from this first road trip. (We're) excited to get back to Corvallis, learn, grow and prepare to play on Lorenz against Boise on Thursday."

The Beavers (2-0-2) fell behind early when the Tigers (2-0-2) struck in the fourth minute as Jenae Packard slipped a shot past Hailey Coll's reach to make it 1-0 in favor of the hosts. 

Down but not out of it, Oregon State pressed on in the subsequent minutes looking for the equalizer. In the first 45, the Beavers attack fired seven shots and four of those were toward Pacific's Brenna Crump between the pipes. In a three minute stretch, Crump fended off two attempts by Sawyer Service - including one that bounced off the crossbar in an attempt to tie the affair. 

Eager to get back in the game, Oregon State came out of the break with near instant offense. Megin Turi, Amber Jackson and McKenna Martinez all threatened Crump with shots on frame. Keeping up the pressure inside Pacific's penalty area, Herrera took matters into her own hands when she put the ball into the net for the tying goal. During the second 45, the Beavers took seven shots with four being on frame.

In the late stages of the contest, Coll turned away a barrage of shots by the Tigers to keep the score at 1-1. The junior keeper from Eugene made 12 stops on the afternoon.

Martinez led the Beavers with a pair of shots on goal while a quartet - Ava Benedetti, Herrera, Jackson and Service - each tallied a shot on frame. 

On Thrusday, the Beavers will return home to welcome Boise State to Paul Lorenz Field. Kickoff between the Beavers and Broncos is slated for 7 p.m.