No. 3 UCLA Puts Away Beavers 4-1
Oct. 7, 2012
OSU scores going into the half but is unable to overcome two second half goals by the Bruins
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State women’s soccer team hung tough with the third ranked team in the nation getting as close as one goal, but was unable to overcome two second half scores as UCLA defeated the Beavers 4-1 Sunday at Lorenz Field.
OSU scored their lone goal as the first half was drawing to a close, making it 2-1after 45-minutes of play. It would be two Bruin goals within a three minute stretch during the second half that would do in the Beavers, dropping their record to 9-4-1 on the year and 1-3-1 in Pac-12 play. With the win UCLA improved to 11-0-2 and 3-0-1 within the conference.
The third ranked Bruins made their presence inside Patrick Wayne Valley Stadium known early as they got on the board in just the third minute off of an unassisted goal by midfielder Zakiya Bywaters. Bywaters used some fancy footwork and put one past goalie Sammy Jo Prudhomme from close to 18-yards out for the early 1-0 lead.
Just three minutes later UCLA added to its lead with another unassisted goal, this time off the foot of Sarah Killion off of a free kick, which scooted past Prudhomme into the net for the quick 2-0 advantage.
The Beavers, undeterred from the early 0-2 hole they were in fought hard and cut that deficit in half as the first half was drawing to a close. With just 20 seconds remaining, senior midfielder Megan Miller took a pass from junior forward Jenna Richardson and swatted it into a net left empty by Bruin keeper Katelyn Rowland, who came out to try and clear the ball. The goal was Miller’s fourth on the season and tied her for the team lead with Richardson. The score was suddenly 2-1 UCLA with just seconds remaining in the half and gave Linus Rhode’s team new found momentum.
Coming out of halftime Oregon State looked to even up the score coming and had its chance in 56th minute when senior midfielder Justyne Freud fired a shot toward Rowland’s direction, but the Bruin stopper made the save and preserved her team’s slim lead.
UCLA ended putting its third and fourth scores up on the board in near consecutive fashion, sending balls into the net in the 57th and 60th minutes of play. The Bruins’ second goal of the half was also Bywaters’ second of the day and after the dust settled it was 4-1 UCLA with a little more than 30 minutes left to play.
Following the pair of scores, OSU tried to climb its way back into the match, sending seven of 12 total shots toward Rowland’s direction. The Beavers were unable to get anything past the Bruin goal keeper though, who maintained her perfect record in the process.
Leading the way in the shots department for Oregon State was Richardson, Jacy Drobney and Erin Uchacz who each claimed three on the day. Other than Miller who scored her team’s lone goal, the only other Beaver with a shot on goal was Drobney, who now has five on the season.
The Beavers now enter a lighter portion of their schedule as they will travel to Boulder next Saturday to take on the Colorado Buffaloes before returning home for their final two home matches of the season versus Arizona State and Arizona.
The Colorado match will be at 12pm, Sat. October 13 and will mark the first time all season Oregon State has played a contest outside of the Pacific Time Zone.
POST MATCH QUOTES
On his team’s resiliency…
Junior forward Jenna Richardson
Junior defender Morgan Kennedy
On giving up the third goal and the first of the second half…
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