Oregon State women’s soccer draws with Washington

McKenna Martinez (#19) fends off a University of Washington defender in their 0-0 draw on Sunday Oct. 29 at Paul Lorenz Field.
McKenna Martinez (#19) fends off a University of Washington defender in their 0-0 draw on Sunday Oct. 29 at Paul Lorenz Field.
Morgan Barnaby

Puppy owners and Beaver fans flooded Paul Lorenz stadium Sunday afternoon as Oregon State University women’s soccer and Washington closed their match with a score of 0-0 during the annual Pups at the Pitch match.

Every year, the women’s soccer team encourages Beaver Nation to bring their puppies with them to the game. After all, dogs can be Beaver fans too!

Hailey Coll took her place in the goal with grandeur this match, totaling 10 saves and climbing the OSU record books for total career saves.

Both teams scrambled to keep possession in the first half. OSU’s Carley Carraher tallied two shots, Valerie Tobias one shot, and McKenna Martinez three. UW’s Kelsey Branson, Ioanna Papatheodorou, and Haley Still had seven shots between the three of them.

There was relatively low commotion in the first 45 minutes on both ends. OSU closed the half with six shots, three saves, and four fouls, while UW ended with seven shots, two saves, and three fouls.

The second half was full of anticipation, but Coll left UW fans disappointed as she totaled seven saves in the half against Tatum Thomason, Samiah Shell, Kalea Eichenerger, Branson, and Still.

Martinez led the pack in shots, but the team effort to keep the ball was apparent. Coll’s three saves kept the ball out of the goal to keep the score at 0-0 to start the second half. 

Coll had three saves in three minutes in the 70th minute, getting up slowly from the first to catch the second 30 seconds later in the top left of the net.

Coll and Martinez are climbing the ranks in record saves and goals, respectively. Martinez is tied for fourth, with 28 career goals, and Coll is now ranked seventh with 197 career saves.

A near goal in the 80th minute gave OSU fans false hope as they watched the ball fly past the keeper just as a foul was called on Reagan St. Berg, making the goal no good.

The final score was 0-0, which echoes the previous matchup between UW and OSU in Oct. 2022, a game that ended in a 2-2 draw. 

OSU totaled 17 shots, 10 saves, and 10 fouls at the final, with UW tallying 20 shots, five saves, and seven fouls.

“I think we did pretty well. We knew this was going to be a challenging game and one of our last couple of games on home turf,” said Coll on her team’s effort. 

“We’re kind of coming from behind with our streak so far. We knew we needed to get some results today, so I’m pretty happy with it.”

OSU plays the University of Oregon on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. at Paul Lorenz Field to wrap up their regular season. 

“Oregon is always a really massive game for us, it’s a big rivalry game, the last game in the PAC-12,” said Coll. “A lot is on the table and I think we’re ready for it.”

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