Rose Augustin got away from two defenders and put a shot into the lower left side of the goal in the 61 st, minute to give Notre Dame the 1-0 lead that would eventually end Oregon State's historic NCAA women's soccer tournament run Friday afternoon in Notre Dame's Alumni Stadium.
It was the only goal in the game that the sent the second seeded Irish to the regional finals.OSU's season concludes with a 14-8-1 record, in the Beavers' first ever advancement as far as the NCAA's round of 16.
Oregon St. won eight more games than in 2008, the greatest turnaround in women's soccer at the school.
"Both teams competed very hard with a fair amount of chances both ways," OSU coach Linus Rhode said. "We were definitely stronger in the first half and they come back in the second half and applied more pressure on us and they put one away."
OSU outshot Notre Dame (20-3-1) 5-1 and held a 3-0 advantage in corner kicks at the half, but couldn't capialize in the defensive struggle.
"Both teams were very evenly matched," senior co-captain Rachael Axon said. "We controlled the first half, but I think in the second half we let them back into the game. Whenever a team scores they get the momentum and we definitely let them grab it. We eventually got back to our rhythm and got back to playing, but we just ran out of time."
Augustin's 61 st. minute goal came after the Irish's Melissa Henderson crossed the ball to her in the box.
"I told the team they played a hard game both defensively and offensively," Rhode said. "We created a lot of chances and there is nothing to hang their heads about. I'm very proud of what they accomplished and they set the standard for future Oregon State teams. It was a tremendous season."
Notre Dame 1, Oregon State 0
ND - Rose Augustin (Melissa Henderson), 61:35