We’re back to check in with Oregon State’s soccer programs. The women’s team has finished up their non-conference schedule, while the men have one final match before finishing theirs. Here’s what happened this week.
The Men’s team started strong in their match against American University. In the fifth minute, Gloire Amanda found the back of the net to give the Beavers an early 1-0 lead. In the 39th minute, the Beavers added to their lead with a goal from Sofiane Djeffal, his first of the season.
The second half looked like it was set to be much of the same. The Beavers scored just a couple minutes into the half, off of an Eric Diaz shot assisted by Don Tchilao, to take a 3-0 lead. They’d take that lead into the final 10 minutes, but that’s when things got interesting.
American found there first goal in the 81st minute, and followed it up with another goal a minute later. Suddenly the Beavers lead was cut from 3-0 to 3-2. The Eagles managed a few more shots on goal, but some daring saves from Adrian Fernandez sealed the win.
The Beavers have now been undefeated in there last six games, since there season opening loss against Syracuse. They are 4-1-2 overall, and travel to Portland on Friday, September 21st, to take on Portland and finish their non conference schedule.
The Women’s team took on Portland last weekend, and the struggles they’ve faced all season continued to surface. The Beavers offense continued to struggle to find opportunities; they only managed two shots in the entire game, and only one on goal, a beautiful shot in the corner from Toni Malone in the 16th minute.
Portland meanwhile, made the most of their chances. The Pilots managed 10 shots on goal in the game, and 21 total. Oregon State goalkeeper Bridgette Skiba managed 7 saves, but 3 slipped past her, and the Pilots won 3-0.
The Beaver Women are now 1-7 this season, and start their conference schedule this Friday, September 21st. They’ll host Colorado at 4:00 PM PT at Lorenz Field. The game will be aired on the Pac-12 Networks, or you can follow along on the team’s twitter.