We’re getting closer and closer to the start of the season for both Oregon State Soccer teams, so here’s the latest news on both squads.
The Oregon State Women’s team hosted the University of British Columbia in an exhibition match last weekend. The first half was a scoreless, back and forth affair, with neither team capitalizing on offensive opportunities. UBC broke through early in the second, taking a 1-0 lead at the 65th minute. Just a few minutes later, UBC added another, for a 2-0 lead they would keep for the rest of the match.
That’s certainly not the start to a season that the Beavers wanted, but it did give the Beavers a chance to try out some younger players before the regular season gets started. Despite giving up some goals, freshman Bridgette Skiba also came up with a few impressive saves. Taylor Lemmond, who is expected to step up as one of the team’s main scoring threats this season, also looked sharp.
Thing get real for the Beavers this Friday, when the regular season gets started against Clemson. Clemson has been making regular appearances in the NCAA Tournament for the past four years, so the Beavers will need to leave everything they’ve got on the pitch if they want to start the season off with a win.
If you want to see the game in person (and you absolutely should), get yourself down to Lorenz Field at 5:00 PM. Otherwise, you can check the game out on the Pac 12 Networks.
There is no better way to open the 2018 season than with TWO home games! Bring a school supply to either (or both) of the games this weekend to get a discounted game ticket! #GoBeavs pic.twitter.com/o29EbBmAZ9— Oregon State Women's Soccer (@beaverwsoccer) August 14, 2018
Oregon State Forward Don Tchilao has been named to the Preseason All-Pac-12 Team. Tchilao, a junior, will be one of the most important players on the Beavers next season. He’s been a part time starter, but with Jordan Jones and Timmy Mueller headed to the pros, he’ll be the team’s biggest scoring threat.
In the same poll that produced the preseason All-Pac 12 list, the Beavers were picked to tie for last in the conference, alongside San Diego State. Stanford, winner of three state NCAA Championships, was the favorite to win the Pac-12, followed by Washington, UCLA, and California.
The Men’s season gets started on August 24th, when they take on Syracuse. The game will be aired on the Pac-12 Networks.