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Oregon State women’s soccer draws Portland Pilots on own goal

Fern Barber
Oregon State University (OSU) women’s soccer player, Megin Turi, and University of Southern California (USC) women’s soccer player, Jaelyn Eisenhart, intensely sprint towards the ball on Sept. 29, 2022. OSU’s women’s soccer put up six shots in the first half against the Portland Pilots.

The Oregon State women’s soccer team played to a 1-1 draw against the University of Portland Pilots at Paul Lorenz Field on Sunday evening. 

The last matchup between both schools was back in 2020, where the Pilots secured a 4-3 victory over the Beavers. The last time these two teams tied in the series was in 2014 when the game ended in a 0-0 tie. 

Oregon State forward McKenna Martinez put pressure on Portland early in the game, dribbling through defenders and scoring a goal 25 seconds into the game, giving the Beavers the lead and making the score 1-0. 

The Pilots quickly responded to Martinez’s early goal with a shot on goal by Nedya Sawan in the 5th minute, but OSU goalkeeper Hailey Coll saved the shot in the bottom left of the net. 

Oregon State defender Caroline Duncan and the rest of the Beavers defense held the Pilots to just one shot throughout the first half. The Beavers outshot the Pilots on goal throughout the course of the first half but could not capitalize on scoring more goals. 

Martinez attempted another shot on goal again with less than 10 seconds left in the first half, but the shot was saved by Portland goalkeeper  Bre Norris, keeping the score 1-0. 

Portland opened the second half with an aggressive defense, allowing Oregon State only one shot and two shots on goal. 

Portland picked up eight more shots and one shot on goal, but the tie came from an own goal for Portland when OSU defender Helena Brown attempted a clearance that wound up in the back of the net in the 65th minute.

It was a chippy game with 26 fouls total between both teams. The remainder of the game saw both teams trading scoring opportunities with no clear chance on the net. 

OSU forward Carly Carraher came close to a shot on goal for the Beavers, but an offsides call gave possession of the ball back to Portland after the Beavers tried to break through the stalemate. 

With five corners from Portland in the last eight minutes of the second half and two from Oregon State not connecting, this officially ended the game in a draw. 

Up next, the Beavers have another home game against UC Irvine on Thursday set for 5 p.m. The game will be televised on PAC-12 Network. 

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    Ann LowenthalSep 3, 2023 at 9:00 pm

    Nice writing. Good job
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