Beavers Earn 1-1 Tie with ASU Thanks to Uchacz's Late Goal
Oct. 19, 2012
OSU trailed for nearly 50-minutes but tied it in the 84th to send the contest to overtime
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Sparked by junior Erin Uchacz’s goal in the 84th minute, the Oregon State women’s soccer team took Arizona State to double-overtime and earned a 1-1 tie Friday afternoon at Lorenz Field. Uchacz’s score broke a 50 minute window where the Beavers were down by a goal and was enough to send the match to overtime. OSU now stands at 10-4-2 on the year and 2-3-2 in the Pac-12, while the split moves ASU to 6-8-2 overall and 2-4-2 within the conference.
During the two schools’ 110-minute battle both teams would combine for a total of 34 shots on the day, with OSU claiming 20 of those kicks. The one that mattered for the Beavers came at the 83:39 mark from Uchacz, who took a pass from Brandi Dawson at the top of the box and powered into the left corner of the goal passed Sun Devil keeper Chandler Morris. The goal was the junior midfielder’s second of the season and gave Dawson her third assist of 2012.
Arizona State scored its lone goal in the first half, when during the 34th minute defender McKenzie Berryhill headed the ball into the net off of a corner kick which went past Sammy Jo Prudhomme. It was only the 10th score the OSU freshman had given up this season, compared with her 61 total saves, six of which she stopped versus ASU.
Prudhomme’s most spectacular save of the day came in the final minute of regulation, when Sun Devil forward Devin Marshall fired one straight at her but Prudhomme put her hands up and deflected it away. The rebound went back to Marshall who sent another shot toward the OSU goal but the ball hit the crossbar, ensuring that these two schools would need extra time to decide a winner.
After 20 more minutes of play neither team was able to put a goal into the net, with Prudhomme and Morris each making one save in the overtime periods. As the horn sounded at the 110th minute, the Beavers earned their second tie in their last three matches.
Leading the way in the shot department for Linus Rhode’s crew was junior forward Jenna Richardson who fired off a half dozen total, with two going on goal. Junior midfielder Jacy Drobney added four of her own, one of which went toward Morris’ way.
Oregon State now has a day to rest before its senior day matchup with Arizona, Sunday at Lorenz Field. Kick-off is scheduled for 12:05 p.m., but fans are asked to be in their seats by 11:45 a.m. for the start of the ceremony as OSU bids farewell to seniors Katie Gleffe, Justyne Freud, Lindsay Meiggs, Megan Miller and Claire Pflueger. The team will also sign autographs for fans following the contest.
POST MATCH QUOTES
On Erin Uchacz’s match tying goal in the 84th minute…
Junior midfielder Erin Uchacz
On the play of goalie Sammy Jo Prudhomme…
Freshman goalie Sammy Jo Prudhomme
On the last few shots that came her way at the end of regulation…
POST MATCH NOTES
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