Beavers Take Down Redhawks
CORVALLIS – The Oregon State men's soccer team took a 1-0 victory over Seattle U Thursday evening at Lorenz Field in Corvallis.
Dante Williams scored his second goal of the season, putting the Beavers in front just before halftime off an assist from Ellis Spikner.
"Seattle is a very good team – they can play direct and they have a lot of quality," said Oregon State head coach Terry Boss. "I was proud of the way we prepared. Our leadership group really stepped up and inspired our team with a purpose. I think we saw that today. The guys were brave on the ball and off the ball, and they put together a good team performance that we can build on."
The Beavers dominated the scoring chances in the match, leading the shot count 15-4, and holding a 6-0 advantage on corner kicks. Spikner and David Perez led Oregon State with three shots apiece.
Spikner narrowly missed putting the Beavers in front within the first eight minutes, as his shot from seven yards out smashed against the crossbar. Perez smashed one over the frame five minutes later.
Williams found the net just before the intermission, slotting one past the keeper after Spikner created the opportunity with a ball from the left side of the box. Oregon State led 1-0 heading to the break.
Oregon State continued to apply pressure early in the second frame, as Perez pushed a shot just wide. Spikner had his effort from point-blank range blocked in the 64th minute, and forced a save in the 75th.
OSU controlled the possession the wrap up the contest, taking the home victory.
Luis Castillo held the clean sheet in net, his second shutout performance of the season.
The Beavers will hit the road on Tuesday to face Denver.
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