Oregon State Spurns Sun Devils
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Oregon State women's soccer team snapped its skid with a 3-1 comeback win in the desert over Arizona State.
"I am so proud of this team", said head coach Lauren Sinacola. "Obviously this season has been a difficult one, but this group hasn't stopped showing up. I'm so happy for them. The team was on a different level today and they truly deserve to have this winning feeling. I'm excited to take this momentum into our rivalry game. Go Beavs!"
Despite going down early on a converted Sun Devils penalty kick, the Beavers (5-10-3, 1-8-1 Pac-12) buckled down and rattled off three unanswered to tally their first league win of the season. 14 minutes after the hosts took a 1-0 lead, McKenna Martinez and Lindsey Antonson helped Amber Jackson level the affair at the half-hour mark.
Before going into the break still tied, Martinez and Reese Moffatt did their best for the lead as they had shots that went just wide of the net. Oregon State ended the first 45 with eight shots, converting just the one.
Coming out of the break looking for more, it took just north of two minutes for the Beavers to threaten the Sun Devils. Eight minutes after that initial corner, OSU had their next chance. The Beavers took a 2-1 lead when Amaya Bautista snuck the ball off a Bryana Pizarro assist.
Playing with a one-goal lead again, Oregon State braved an ensuing Arizona State attack that came up empty as a shot went right of Hailey Coll.
Oregon State doubled the lead to two when the offense overwhelmed the Sun Devils' backline and Bryana Pizarro knocked in the ball.
Key saves by Coll kept the Sun Devils from doing any further damage and the two-goal cushion. The keeper from Eugene made 10 saves and conceded the penalty kick. Martinez's three shots led the Oregon State offense, while Bautista added two and eight each added one.
The 2022 season will wrap up with the Rivalry Series with Oregon in Eugene. Kickoff against the Ducks is slated for 7 p.m. at Pape Field on Friday, November 4.
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).