Beavers Topped by Mean Green

Photo By: Dave Nishitani/Oregon State Athletics   08-24-2014

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DENTON, Texas. – The Oregon State women’s soccer team was defeated 1-0 by North Texas Sunday morning on an 87th minute goal.

“It was a tough loss today,” said head coach Linus Rhode. “I thought there were some bright spots in the first half. But we did not take that into the second half, and impose ourselves and our tactics on them.”

Freshman goalkeeper Bella Geist made 11 saves in her Oregon State (0-2-0) debut, the most by a Beaver goalkeeper in a nonconference match since Aug. 30, 2012. Sophomore Sabrina Santarossa led Oregon State with six shots, playing the full 90 minutes. Freshman Emma Jones recorded three shots, including one on goal, while classmates Natalie Higgins and Nikki Faris finished with one shot apiece.

Faris, junior Gwen Bieck and sophomore Kathryn Baker completed the full 90 minutes in the field for Oregon State.

The Beavers held firm through the first 45 minutes of the contest, out-shooting the Mean Green (2-0-0) 7-6 in a scoreless opening frame. Oregon State continued to hold North Texas off the board for the first 41 minutes of the second half, before the Mean Green was able to break through on a Rachel Holden goal from the left side.

The Beavers will return to action Friday, when they host their home-opener against Loyola Marymount.