Oregon State women shut out No. 16 UCLA

2010-10-17T18:44:00Z Oregon State women shut out No. 16 UCLAGazette-Times Corvallis Gazette Times
October 17, 2010 6:44 pm  • 

The Oregon State women's soccer team took down another top-20 team, knocking off No. 16 UCLA 3-0 Sunday afternoon at Lorenz Field.

Sunday's win gives the Beavers (11-1-1) a 3-0 record in Pacific-10 Conference play for the first time since 1994, the first time they made the NCAA tournament.

It is also the first time in program history that they have defeated USC and UCLA in the same season.

"You know, it feels good," coach Linus Rhode said. "The girls are super excited. They have been working hard and not allowing teams to put the ball away. Against top teams like UCLA and USC, playing them and not allowing any goals is fantastic."

Sunday's win marked a season high sixth straight for the Beavers; they had a five game winning streak to start the season. By shutting out UCLA, junior keeper Colleen Boyd set the OSU record for shutouts in a season with nine.

Chelsea Buckland scored OSU's first goal in the 38th minute on an assist from Megan Miller. Miller passed the ball from the right side of the field to Buckland on the left side. Buckland then took it and drove it into the bottom left corner of the net past the Bruins keeper Chante' Sandiford. It was Buckland's single-season career high eighth goal of the season and Miller's second assist.

Lindsay Meiggs got her first career goal in the 59th minute when she received the ball from senior Courtney Wetzel at the top of the box and shot it over Sandiford's head, just under the crossbar. It was Wetzel's team-leading sixth assist of the season.

The Beavers had the 2-0 lead with just over 30 minutes left to play. But instead of playing it safe and trying to drain the clock, they kept attacking the Bruins defense.

The pressure paid off in the 84th minute when Jenna Richardson scored her fourth goal of the season after getting the feed from Milan Cabrera. Richardson took the ball from Cabrera on the right side of the field and scored in the lower left of the net.

Boyd is having a career year in goal for the Beavers with her nine shutouts. To go along with those shutouts, she has 36 saves and has only allowed seven goals this season. She has a career-best goals-against average of 0.53 this season and is on pace to set the all-time OSU single-season and career marks.

The Beavers now head out on the road to take on Washington State and Washington this weekend.

Oregon State 3, UCLA 0

First half

OSU: Chelsea Buckland (Megan Miller), 37:26

Second half

OSU: Lindsay Meiggs (Courtney Wetzel), 58:19

OSU: Jenna Richardson (Milan Cabrera), 83:26

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