Huskies Erase Two-Goal Deficit, Earn 2-2 Draw vs. Oregon State
SEATTLE – After falling behind 2-0 in the first half, the Washington women's soccer team battled back on a crisp Friday night against Oregon State, earning a 2-2 draw and a valuable point in the Pac-12 table.
Former Beaver McKenzie Weinert was a dynamo for the Huskies, netting her first brace in a Husky kit and peppering the OSU goal with seven shots on the night.
The Huskies dominated the first half, yet found themselves behind by a pair just over 30 minutes in after conceding two goals in a span of 24 seconds.
The Beavers put together a counter attack down the right flank, with Sophie Conrad finishing off Megin Turi's cross to the back post to give OSU a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute.
Shortly after the restart, Oregon State capitalized on a turnover in the Husky defensive third as McKenna Martinez picked off the ball and beat Olivia Sekany to the keeper's left.
Rather than wilt under the pressure, the Huskies found their mettle and pulled one back under six minutes later.
Cori Sullivan provided an immediate impact after coming off the bench, pinpointing a cross onto the head of Weinert and the native Oregonian did the rest, powering a header inside the near post to cut the deficit to one.
Kolo Suliafu gave Washington a chance to equalize just two minutes later, drawing a foul inside the 18 and earning a spot kick. However, Hailey Coll saved Summer Yates' ensuing kick to preserve the 2-1 OSU lead at halftime.
The Huskies once again faced a difficult situation and once again, the Dawgs responded in kind, leveling the score in the 68th minute.
Sullivan got things started again, this time from the corner flag. Her delivery was met by Kala McDaniel and fox in the box Weinert pounced right in front of the keeper, chipping the ball over Coll and into the back of the net to make it 2-2.
Both sides fought hard for a winner through the final 20-plus minutes but neither could break through, sharing the points at Husky Soccer Stadium.
Washington remains at home next week, hosting Arizona Thursday night at 7 p.m. PT and Arizona State Sunday at noon PT.
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