Its been awhile since the Oregon State women get a mark in the win column, but Tuesday night the team bounced back in a huge fashion with a 30 point, 98-68 win over the Washington Huskies. OSU rode some very impressive three point shooting to one of their best offensive performances in years, shooting 18-27 from beyond the arc. The Beavers improve to 4-5 overall, and 2-5 in the Pac-12.
OSU jumped out to a lead early, with Sasha Goforth hitting two threes early to set the tone. Aleah Goodman and Taya Corosdale also hit threes in the first, while Taylor Jones managed to provide some points in the paint. The Beavers rode that quick start to take a 25-14 lead after the first.
The second quarter went much the same as the first; with Jasmine Simmons, Taya Corosdale and Sasha Goforth all hitting threes back to back. Goforth added two more threes later in the quarter, with Ellie Mack also hitting one. The Beavers closed off another huge quarter with one final Aleah Goodman three, to take a 54-31 lead into halftime.
Goodman came out of the locker room and almost immediately hit another three to open the third quarter. Ellie Mack followed with another, and Sasha Goforth added one more a few minutes later. The Beavers never really let off the gas, but did begin to attack the rim more, with Jelena Mitrovic and Talia Von Oelhoffen driving toward the hoop regularly. After three, the Beavers led 79-48.
The final quarter was essentially the same story. Threes from Corosdale and Goforth to lead things off, with Vol Oelhoffen adding one right after. The Beavers began to slow things down to close out the game, but still couldn’t stop hitting those shots. Talia Von Oelhoffen closed out Beaver scoring with four free throws, and though Washington never quite gave up, things never got close.
18 three pointers is a school record. The Beavers have had issues getting into cold streak with their shooting, particularly their three point shooting, but that didn’t happen tonight. Washington was simply incapable of throwing the team off its rhythm.
Sasha Goforth led in scoring with 23 points, and was 6 of 7 from the three point line. She also added 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Taya Corosdale finished with 16 points (4 out of 5 on threes), 4 rebounds and 2 assists. In her second game with the team Talia Von Oelhoffen had 13 points, 7 assists and 3 rebounds. Ellie Mack had one of her best games as a starter, with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists.
Oregon State will be back on the road next weekend, travelling to the mountain schools to take on Colorado on Friday, January 29th and Utah on Sunday, January 31st. The Beavers defeated Colorado 70-53 and lost to Utah 79-85 during the teams’ first meetings in Corvallis late last year. Time for some rematches.