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Beaver Soccer Report: Women Clip Idaho, Men Grab Second Pac-12 Win

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Women’s Soccer | Current Record: 8-0

Results: 9/19 (2-1 Win vs. Idaho)

After a furious start to the season, the Oregon State women’s soccer team’s slate slowed down, with just one match-up on the docket over the last week.

Welcoming Idaho to Corvallis, the women trailed after an early goal by the Vandals’ Morgan Crosby, but Sophie Conrad tied the match up with just ten minutes to go until halftime. A 1-1 tie at the break was eventually disrupted by Kaillen Fried, who also assisted on Conrad’s finish, when she netted the game-winner at the 77th minute mark.

The Beavers out-shot Idaho by an 18-5 margin in the clash and held an 8-3 advantage in corner kicks. Goalie Bridgette Skiba also tallied two saves in the contest.

Up Next: A three-game road swing kicks-off on Saturday, when the women travel to Washington State for a 7 PM PT start. They’ll then visit Utah on Thursday, October 3rd and Colorado on Sunday, October 6th.

Men’s Soccer | Current Record: 5-3

Results: 9/19 (2-0 Win vs. UCLA), 9/22 (2-1 Win vs. San Diego State)

A 2-0 start in Pac-12 play has revamped a roller-coaster season for the men’s team.

As noted by head coach Terry Boss after his team’s 2-0 performance against UCLA, the Beavers displayed a newfound resilience against the Bruins, helped by first-half goals from Joel Walker and Sofiane Djeffal. The victory notched the program’s seventh-straight league home win and pushed the squad over .500 on the year before welcoming San Diego State to town.

A slightly more aggressive affair came on Sunday as the Aztecs gave the Beavers all they could handle, especially after San Diego State headed into the half-time break up 1-0. However, the Beavers flashed that resilient nature again, scoring twice in the second frame to grab their eighth-straight league home victory.

While Steffen Yeates was credited with the game-winning goal, it was Djeffal who tied the contest up early in the second half on a penalty kick. He also assisted later on Yeates’ finish. Djeffal’s two efforts over the last week were enough to earn him Pac-12 Player of the Week honors and have him selected to College Soccer News’ National Team of the Week.

Up Next: The men will have a few days to rest up as they don’t hit the field again until Sunday, September 29th, when they invite UC-Davis to Corvallis for a 7 PM PT kick-off. After that, the Beavers will be on the road for a five-game swing, which includes rematches with both SDSU and UCLA.