Women’s Soccer | Current Record: 7-0
Results: 9/12 (5-0 Win at Houston), 9/15 (2-1 OT Win at Rice)
Cooling off the Oregon State women’s soccer team is a task that is simply impossible at the moment.
Even when things looked bleak in their last contest on Sunday at Rice, especially after the Owls netted a game-typing goal in the 88th minute, the Beavers struck back with an overtime finish from Brianna McReynolds in the 99th minute. The goal would go on to be the difference maker as Oregon State moved to 7-0 on the season, the best start in program history.
Last Thursday, the Beavers started their Texas road swing with a match-up against Houston, where they blasted the Cougars 5-0, aided by a McReynolds hat-trick and two goals from Mckenzie Weinert.
The efforts in both contests by McReynolds earned the freshman a Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor and has helped the team to receive national votes in the United Soccer Coaches Association Poll.
Up Next: The women will put their flawless record on the line on Thursday night against Idaho in Corvallis at 4 PM PT, before traveling to Washington State at 7 PM PT on Saturday night.
Men’s Soccer | Current Record: 3-3
Results: 9/12 (1-0 Loss at Grand Canyon), 9/15 (3-2 Loss vs. UC-Santa Barbara)
After three straight victories, the Oregon State men’s soccer program has taken a few steps backwards over the last week.
The men began their free fall on the road at Grand Canyon, despite out-shooting the Antelopes 20-5 in the clash. The Beavers took 11 corner kicks compared to Grand Canyon’s single attempt, but simply couldn’t find the back of the net to even Pambos Aristotelous’ goal in the 45th minute.
The bad vibes rolled into the program’s Sunday night showdown with UC-Santa Barbara.
After a quiet first half, the second frame saw all five goals scored between the two squads, led off by the Gauchos’ Ameyawu Muntari in the 50th minute. After back-to-back scores by Oregon State’s Arnaud Deniel and Steffan Yeates over the next fifteen minutes, the clash looked to be leaning in favor of the Beavers. Yet, two new goal scorers on the year for Santa Barbara in Fin Ballard McBridge and Thibault Candia would go on to run the Beavers chances in the 72nd and 84th minute respectively.
Up Next: The Beavers return home for a three-game home-stand, beginning with a league clash on Thursday at 7 PM PT against UCLA and a Sunday tilt versus San Diego State at 2 PM PT.