OSU Faces Two Tough Tests

Oct. 10, 2000


Oregon State at No. 7 UCLA, 7:30 p.m.


Oregon State at No. 13 Southern California, 1 p.m.

Oregon State (6-7-1 overall, 0-1-1 Pacific-10) goes on the road for two of its biggest challenges of the season, meeting No. 7 UCLA (9-1-1, 0-0-1) and No. 13 Southern California (8-1-2, 0-0-1). As stern as the test may be, the weekend is an excellent chance for the Beavers to step up their game to the level of the competition.

'Obviously, we're going to play two teams that are traditionally very good,' OSU head coach Steve Fennah said. 'There's the difficulty of playing in Los Angeles against them, but it's an exciting opportunity for us to go out and play again.

'All season, we haven't been disappointed with our level of play on the field. We're more confident than in years gone by of being able to go down and play, and not just go pack it in. It's an exciting challenge in that sense.'

OSU has dramatically improved both the number and quality of its scoring chances this season but is still struggling to finish on those opportunities. That will be the key to springing a possible upset in Los Angeles.

'We've got to put the ball in the back of the net and play with the same quality we have been,' said Fennah, who hasn't been able to pinpoint OSU's finishing problems. 'Maybe it's a little in the back of everybody's mind that the ball hasn't been going in - maybe there's a little of that in there. It's just a case where we have to keep working on it.'

UCLA and Southern California opened Pacific-10 play against each other on Oct. 8, battling to a 1-1 tie on the Bruins' home field. UCLA also took a 5-1 win over nationally-ranked Marquette on Oct. 6.

The Bruins are led by freshman forward Sarah-Gayle Swanson, who has 19 points on 8 goals and 3 assists, senior forward Tracy Milburn has added 17 points on 8 goals and 1 assist and junior forward Stephanie Rigamat has 12 points on 4 goals and 4 assists. Junior goalkeeper Cici Peterson has a goals-against average of 0.35 and 7 shutouts.

The Trojans are topped by freshman forward Jessica Edwards with 12 points on 5 goals and 2 assists, with senior midfielder Isabelle Harvey chipping in 11 points on 4 goals and 3 assists. Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Arase has a goals-against average of 0.46 and 4 shutouts.

OSU ALL-TIME VS. THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: Oregon State has a 1-4-0 all-time record against UCLA in a series dating back to 1995, and the Beavers are on a 4-game losing streak against the Bruins. Last season, UCLA won 2-0 in Corvallis, OSU's last win was in 1995 by a 3-0 score in Corvallis.

Oregon State has an all-time record of 2-5-0 against Southern California in a series dating back to 1993, and the Beavers are on a 5-game losing streak against the Trojans. Last season, USC won 3-0 in Corvallis, OSU's last win was in 1994 by a 2-1 score at UCLA.

OREGON STATE INJURY REPORT: Oregon State has collected the usual assortment of bumps and bruises, but OSU expects to have all its players available for the week's games.

LAST WEEK: Oregon State opened Pacific-10 play with a tie and a loss at home, deadlocking with Arizona 1-1 on Oct. 6 and falling to Arizona State 2-0 on Oct. 8

Against Arizona, Oregon State had the majority of scoring chances but had to settle for the draw. OSU outshot the Wildcats 24-8, but could manage only Ann Marie Fallow's second-half goal. OSU came back with an energy that had been lacking in their previous game, a 3-0 loss to Pepperdine on Oct. 1. That resulted in Oregon State dominating play but the Beavers couldn't convert their opportunities. 'We had good intensity,' OSU head coach Steve Fennah said. 'It's a game we should have won. We had plenty of opportunities and shots on goal, but their keeper made some good saves. Especially early - we had some opportunities that really could have changed the complexion of the game.' Instead, it was Arizona striking first. In the 26th minute, Liz Bartlett broke away down the left side and shot from 10 yards out, it went past Oregon State goalkeeper Jerika Duran and just inside the far post for a 1-0 lead. OSU finally answered just after halftime. In the 46th minute, Christy Castalanelli crossed the ball to the left, it was deflected and Fallow booted it back by UA goalkeeper Inger Airheart toward the far post and the ball rolled in to make it 1-1.

Against Arizona State, Oregon State allowed a pair of second-half goals in the 2-0 defeat. 'Arizona State is a very good team,' OSU head coach Steve Fennah said of the Sun Devils, who were ranked ninth in the NCAA West Region. 'I thought we played pretty well today. We had a couple of lapses that cost us goals, and we didn't make the most of some of our opportunities - that's been the story of our season.' ASU took the lead in the 58th minute. Holly Cohen's shot was knocked away by OSU goalkeeper Jerika Duran, but Antoinette Marjanovic rushed in to rebound the ball back into the net and make it 1-0. In the 76th minute, the ball rolled loose to the left of the Beaver goal about 10 yards out and Stacey Tullock snuck the ball past Duran just inside the near post for a 2-0 lead. OSU had an opportunity in the 28th minute when Ann Marie Fallow tried to corral the ball near ASU's left post, her shot missed wide left, however. The Beavers had another scoring chance go awry In the 53rd minute as Dante Lipfert's blast hit the crossbar, then Courtney Carter's follow shot was blocked.

OREGON STATE HEAD COACH STEVE FENNAH: Steve Fennah, in his third season as Oregon State's head coach, has a 20-30-3 record at OSU. In 1998, Fennah took over the program and tripled the Beavers' win total from the previous season with a 6-12-1 mark, OSU then surpassed its 1998 victory total by gaining its seventh win just 11 games into 1999 and Oregon State finished 8-11-1.

Fennah spent 5 years coaching at Jesuit High in Beaverton, Ore. Fennah guided Jesuit to 4 straight Oregon Class 4A state titles in his final 4 seasons at the school. He led the Crusaders to an 84-2-6 record and top-8 national rankings in each of his 5 seasons.

BreeANNA JOLIN: Junior forward BreeAnna Jolin (Anchorage, Alaska/Robert Service HS) has been among Oregon State's main weapons for the past 2 seasons ... this season, she has already earned a place on OSU's career top 10 in goals scored and she could enter the Beavers' career top 10 in scoring ... OSU career, 22 points on 10 goals, 2 assists, 67 shots ... among OSU career leaders, tied for 10th in goals (10) ... 2000 season, 4 points on 1 goal, 2 assists, 18 shots ... 2000 highlights, scored game's lone goal in 1-0 win over Gonzaga on Sept. 8 ... had assist in 2-1 win at Hawaii on Sept. 3 ... had first collegiate assist in 5-2 win over Northern Arizona on Sept. 2 ... missed the Beavers' first 2 games due to a suspension for a violation of NCAA rules regarding outside competition.

KATIE HENDERSON: Sophomore midfielder Katie Henderson (Littleton, Colo./Heritage HS) is back for an encore after an exciting freshman season ... deadly on penalty kicks, going 5-for-5 in her career ... OSU career, 20 points on 8 goals, 4 assists, 49 shots ... 2000 season, 6 points on 2 goals, 2 assists, 15 shots ... 2000 highlights, had career-high 5 points with career-high 2 goals, 1 assist in 5-2 win vs. Northern Arizona on Sept. 2 ... had assist in OSU's 2-1 win over Idaho on Aug. 29.

DANTE LIPFERT: Sophomore forward Dante Lipfert (Los Angeles, Calif./Hamilton HS) is off to a fast start this fall after showing flashes of brilliance in her first season at OSU ... this season, she has already earned a place on OSU's career top 10 in goals scored and she could enter the Beavers' career top 10 in scoring ... OSU career, 20 points on 10 goals, 0 assists, 92 shots ... among OSU career leaders, tied for 10th in goals (10) ... 2000 season, 10 points on 5 goals, 0 assists, 43 shots ... among 2000 Pacific-10 leaders, tied for fifth in game-winning goals (3), sixth in shots (43) ... 2000 highlights, tied career-high with 2 goals in 2-1 win vs. Boise State on Sept. 24, tied game in 88th minute, then won it in 113th minute ... had career-high 2 goals in 5-2 win vs. Northern Arizona on Sept. 2 ... scored goal in 2-1 win vs. Idaho on Aug. 29.

ELIZABETH PEASE: Senior goalkeeper Elizabeth Pease (Sacramento, Calif./St. Francis HS) is competing for playing time ... OSU career, 2.33 goals-against average, 198 saves, 5 shutouts, 3 shared shutouts, 93 goals allowed, 3,595 minutes ... among OSU career leaders, second in saves (198) ... 2000 season, 2.18 goals-against average, 10 saves, 0 shutouts, 8 goals allowed, 330 minutes ... 2000 highlights, posted 67 scoreless minutes after entering game at halftime in 2-1 overtime win over Boise State on Sept. 24 ... in goal for 2-1 win vs. Idaho on Aug. 29.

JERIKA DURAN: Senior goalkeeper Jerika Duran (Divide, Colo./Iver C. Ranum HS, Mesa State U.) has earned the starting job ... OSU career, 1.22 goals-against average, 62 saves, 2 shutouts, 1 shared shutout, 21 goals allowed, 1,551 minutes ... 2000 season, 1.16 goals-against average, 42 saves, 1 shutout, 13 goals allowed, 1011 minutes ... among 2000 Pacific-10 leaders, seventh in saves (42) ... 2000 highlights, posted shutout in 1-0 win over Gonzaga on Sept. 8 ... in goal for 2-1 win at Hawaii on Sept. 3 as OSU clinched No Ka Oi Tournament title ... in goal for 5-2 win vs. Northern Arizona on Sept. 2.

OREGON STATE'S WIN STREAK: Oregon State put together its longest winning streak in almost 5 years from Aug. 29-Sept. 8, winning 4 straight games. The Beavers beat Idaho (2-1), Northern Arizona (5-2), Hawaii (2-1) and Gonzaga (1-0). That was OSU's longest winning streak since the Beavers won 6 in a row near the end of the 1995 season.

OFFENSE REACHES NEW HEIGHTS VS. NORTHERN ARIZONA: Oregon State's 5-2 win over Northern Arizona on Sept. 2 in Hawaii's No Ka Oi Tournament was the Beavers' biggest scoring surge in years. Prior to the win over Northern Arizona, OSU hadn't scored 5 goals in a game since a 6-0 home win over Eastern Washington on Sept. 27, 1997. The Beavers hadn't scored 5 goals in a game away from Corvallis since a 5-0 win at Gonzaga in 1992.

CRABTREE TOPS ALL-TOURNEY PICKS: At Hawaii's No Ka Oi Tournament, Oregon State sophomore midfielder Morgan Crabtree was voted the tourney's Outstanding Player award. Joining Crabtree on the all-tournament team for OSU were sophomore defender Mandy Melendez and sophomore forward Dante Lipfert.

OSU ALL-TIME RECORD: Oregon State now has an all-time record of 106-120-13 since elevating women's soccer to varsity status for the 1988 season. The Beavers have an all-time record of 24-45-3 in league games.

NATIONALLY-RANKED OPPONENTS: Oregon State's 2000 schedule includes 7 games against teams ranked in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll of Oct. 9: at home vs. No. 17 Portland on Aug. 26 (4-0 loss), at home vs. No. 19 Florida State on Sept. 29 (2-1 loss), at No. 7 UCLA on Oct. 13, at No. 13 Southern California on Oct. 15, at home vs. No. 4 Washington on Oct. 27, at No. 10 California on Nov. 3 and at No. 20 Stanford on Nov. 5.

OSU CAREER LEADER LISTS: Where current OSU players stand on or near the school's career leaders lists through Oct. 8:

CAREER SCORINGName                        	Gls.	Asts.	Pts.10. Dionne Richardson (1989-92)	10	8	28> BreeAnna Jolin (1998-present)	10	2	22  Katie Henderson (1999-present)8	4	20  Dante Lipfert (1999-present)	10	0	20  (tie) BreeAnna Jolin (1998-present)	10  (tie) Dante Lipfert (1999-present)	10  Katie Henderson (1999-present)	8  Morgan Crabtree (1999-present)6  Lelia Kaady (1998-present)	5  Elizabeth Pease (1997-present)5  2. Elizabeth Pease (1997-present)198      OSU SINGLE-SEASON LEADER LISTS: Where current OSU players stand near the school's single-season career leaders lists through Oct. 8:
SINGLE-SEASON SCORINGName                    	Gls.	Asts.	Pts.10. Cacey Zimmer (1993)  	7	3	17(tie) Jeanette Scotti (1993)	5	7	17> Dante Lipfert (2000)     	5	0	10  Dante Lipfert (2000)	        5  Morgan Crabtree (2000)	4 

PACIFIC-10 LEADER LISTS: Where OSU stands on the Pacific-10 leaders lists through Oct. 8:

INDIVIDUAL SHOTSName			Shots6. Dante Lipfert	43INDIVIDUAL GAME-WINNING GOALSName			GWG5. (tie) Dante Lipfert	3INDIVIDUAL SAVESName			Saves7. Jerika Duran  	42TEAM SCORINGName              	Gls.	Asts.	Pts.9. Oregon State  	16	14	46TEAM GOALS		Goals9. Oregon State 	16TEAM GOALS PER GAME	GPG10. Oregon State	1.14TEAM ASSISTS       	Assists8. (tie) Oregon State	14TEAM SHOTS         	Shots3. Oregon State  	235TEAM GOALS ALLOWED	GA8. Oregon State 	21TEAM GOALS ALLOWED PER GAME	GAPG8. Oregon State         	1.50TEAM SAVES		Saves6. Oregon State        	57TEAM SHUTOUTS       	ShO8. (tie) Oregon State	1TEAM CORNER KICKS	Corners4. Oregon State  	75TEAM OFFSIDES     	Offsides1. Oregon State 	38TEAM FOULS      	Fouls2. Oregon State 	187TEAM YELLOW CARDS	Cards1. (tie) Oregon State	9

LORENZ FIELD AT VALLEY STADIUM: Oregon State's soccer facility, Paul Lorenz Field at Patrick Wayne Valley Stadium, provides soccer enthusiasts with one of the top places to both play and watch the sport on the West Coast.

The main seating section holds approximately 1,000 and rises above the midfield line on the west sideline, total capacity is 1,500. A press box for media and statistics and film crews is located behind the main seating section.

OSU is 14-28-2 at Lorenz Field at Valley Stadium, which opened for the 1996 season. The Beavers are 4-5-1 at home this season. The stadium is located a block southeast of Reser Stadium, just south of the intersection of 17th Street and Western Boulevard.

OSU ON TELEVISION: Oregon State will have 1 of its games this fall televised on Fox Sports Northwest. The Beavers' home game against Washington State on Oct. 29 will be shown via tape delay Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.

OSU WOMEN'S SOCCER TICKETS: All tickets for Oregon State women's soccer games are sold on a general admission basis. They are priced at $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens age 62 and over and students high school age and under. OSU students are admitted free with OSU student identification card.

Local Bi-Mart stores have coupons good for 2 admissions for the price of 1 for OSU women's soccer games.

Women's soccer is also part of the OSU 6-Sport Pass, which is good for general admission seating at all home contests in men's and women's soccer, volleyball, wrestling, gymnastics and baseball.

Members of the Junior Benny Beaver Club are also admitted free to all women's soccer games with their club membership card. AYSO youth soccer players are admitted free to all women's home soccer games when wearing their team jersey.