Beavers Host LA Schools for Kick Cancer Weekend
Oct. 14, 2010
LOOKING AHEAD: Oregon State (9-1-1 overall, 1-0 Pacific-10) hosts its first Pacific-10 Opponents this weekend when it welcomes No. 19 (NSCAA) Southern California (8-3-2, 1-1) Friday night starting at 7 p.m. and No. 16 (NSCAA) UCLA (8-4-1, 1-1) Sunday afternoon starting at 1 p.m. Both matches will be played at Paul Lorenz Field, home of Oregon State soccer.
KICK CANCER: Oregon State is proud to host its annual Kick Cancer night on Friday when it hosts USC. Admission to the event is as always free and part of the proceeds from the sale of pink pins will go to the Corvallis Clinic's Project H.E.R. The pins will be on sale for $5.
FOLLOW ALONG: Live stats will be available online via Gametracker at osubeavers.com.
SCOUTING USC: The Trojans come into play this weekend with an overall record of 8-3-2 and they are 1-1 in conference play after falling, 2-1, against No. 1 Stanford and defeating No. 21 California in a, 5-4, overtime victory last weekend. The Trojans are led by Elizabeth Eddy who has five goals and three assists for 13 points this season. USC keeper Shelby Church has given up 13 goals in 13 games this season and has tallied 47 saves. Ali Khosroshahin is in his fourth season as the head coach at USC and is 56-17-9 coming into play this weekend. He led the Trojans to a National Championship in 2007, his first season at the helm. The Beavers are 3-13-1 all-time against USC but won the last meeting in Los Angeles at McAlister Field by a final score of 2-1. It was Oregon State's first victory against USC since 1994.
The Bruins come into play this weekend with an overall record of 8-4-1 and are 1-1 in conference play after defeating California 1-0 and losing to Stanford 2-0 last weekend. UCLA is led by junior forward Sydney Leroux who has seven goals in 10 games this season. Bruin keeper Chante' Sandiford has played in every game in goal and has only allowed 10 goals on the season. UCLA head coach Jillian Ellis is in her 12th season at the helm and has led the Bruins to the NCAA College Cup eight times. Against the Bruins, Oregon State is 2-12-0 all-time. The last time the Beavers took down the Bruins was in 2001 when they defeated then No. 3 UCLA, 2-1, at home.
LAST TIME OUT: The last time out for the Beavers, they brought home a dramatic 3-2 Civil War victory over instate rival Oregon in Eugene to open the 2010 Pac-10 season. Chelsea Buckland scored first for the Beavers who took a 1-0 lead into the half. The Ducks quickly scored twice to take a 2-1 lead but Ashley Seal scored her first goal of the season in the 75th minute to equalize the score at 2-2. Buckland put away her second goal of the game in the 86th minute to clinch the 3-2 victory for the Beavers.
EVERYDAY CHAMPION BOYD: Junior goalkeeper Colleen Boyd was selected to be this week's Everyday Champion for her excellence both on the pitch and in the classroom. The La Cañada, Calif. native is majoring in education with an Oregon State cumulative GPA of 3.58. On the pitch, she is hitting the books, record books. Earlier this season, Boyd set the Oregon State record for consecutive scoreless minutes when she posted five consecutive shutouts to start the season. She currently has seven shutouts on the season which is second all-time at Oregon State for solo shutouts in a season.
INTO THE RECORD BOOK: Making an impact on the record book as well this year, is junior forward Melinda Ingalls who scored a goal in four consecutive matches this season which puts her tied for third on the all-time list at Oregon State. Ingalls is currently second on the squad with five goals this season.
JOIN THE DAM SQUAD: The Oregon State women's soccer team is encouraging people to join its fan club, The Dam Squad. Anyone interested can pick up applications at the Paul Lorenz Field entrances. Members receive a t-shirt, signed poster, seating in the Dam Squad section and a membership card with discounts on Game Days at community partners the Downward Dog, Cloud 9 and Corvallis Sports Park. "Just join the Dam Squad!!"
SIGNING DAYS: Members of the team will be signing posters following the Sunday Pac-10 matches on October 17 following the match against UCLA and on October 31 following the Arizona Game.
BRING OUT THE COMMUNITY: The team will be doing a "Post-Game-At-The-Park" following the Sunday Pac-10 Games, Oct. 17 at 4 pm and Oct. 31 at 3 pm. The OSU Soccer Staff will be at the Corvallis Sports Park to discuss the games with fans. Everyone is welcome.
HELP THE HUNGRY: As always, admission is free for fans for all Oregon State home games. Those attending the match are encouraged to "Help Fight Hunger" by bringing a canned food item to donate to community outreach.
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