Northridge, Calif. – The Oregon State Women’s Soccer Team lost a tough one to Cal State Northridge Thursday evening, despite having a season high 19 shots.
The referee awarded three penalty kicks throughout the match, an unusually high number for an entire season, let alone one game. The first PK was awarded to the Matadors in the 31st minute. Chloe McDaniel finished found the net, giving CSUN a 1-0 lead.
Later, in the 46th minute, CSUN’s Amanda Smith sent a ball across the box to teammate Camille Watson, who found the net for the Matador’s second goal of the night.
In the 59th minute the official awarded a second PK to the Matadors. Hannah Whistler finished the ball, giving CSUN a 3-0 lead.
The Beavs continued to put pressure on the Matador back line, finding an opportunity of their own. In the 63rd minute, the official awarded the third PK of the night to Oregon State, and it was sophomore midfielder Natalie Meiggs, scoring her first goal of the season, who put the Beavers on the board.
The Beavers continued to press the Matadors, getting off four more shots before the final whistle, ending the game with a score of 3-1.
Oregon State was led by sophomore goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme, who had a game high 10 saves, seven of which came in the second half.
The Beavers head to Spokane, Washington on Sunday to take on Gonzaga at 1 p.m. Pacific Time.