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CORVALLIS — Emma Jones scored on a free kick to give the Oregon State women's soccer team a 1-0 Civil War victory over Oregon on Thursday afternoon, as the Beavers celebrated their 2017 Senior Day.

Jones’ tally came on a curling effort from 19 yards out in the 83rd minute. It was the senior’s third goal of the season, all three game-winners off free kicks.

“The Civil War is always intense,” said Oregon State head coach Linus Rhode. “I felt we had more of the run of play in the first half, and then there was a long spell in the second half where we just couldn’t get out. Emma finished off that free kick as she always does. It was an awesome game, and I’m so happy for our seniors.”

Goalkeeper Lizzy Coryell held a clean sheet in her collegiate debut, making six saves to secure the victory.

“Lizzy was phenomenal today,” Rhode said. “She came on and made some fantastic saves. It was awesome to see.”

As a team, Oregon State took 11 shots in the match, with six coming in the second half.

Natalie Higgins recorded the first shot of the match early on, but the effort was blocked. Taylor Lemmond followed that up with a pair of attempts in the 23rd minute, having her first attempt saved and her second blocked.

The Oregon State back line held firm throughout the first half, limiting the Ducks’ scoring chances. The two sides headed to the intermission level at zero.

Nikki Faris created the first opportunity of the second half, driving down the right side before placing the ball just wide of the target. Kayla Latham nearly found the breakthrough in the 54th minute, with a header that bounced off the post and out. Jones followed that up by curling one wide minutes later.

Faris headed one on target in the 70th, but it was an easy save for the Oregon goalkeeper. Jones put away her free kick effort to put the Beavers in front in the 83rd. Coryell followed that up with a big save moments later to keep Oregon State in front.

Oregon State celebrated its 2017 senior class in a special pregame ceremony, with the team honoring Bella Geist, Emma Bergstrom, Latham, Faris, Jones, Higgins, Kathryn Baker, Coryell and Emmy Rodriguez.


STANFORD, Calif. — The Oregon State swimming program took on Stanford on Thursday afternoon at the Avery Aquatic Center to continue the Pac-12 portion of the schedule. The Cardinal came out on top in the dual meet over the Beavers, 170-77.

“A lot of good swims this afternoon,” said head coach Jennifer Buffin. “This team put in a lot of work in October. We were excited to come into Stanford and to get back to racing.”

Oregon State got strong performances from several members including freshman Fernanda Rodriguez of Portland, who set three in-season bests in the pool, including her leg on the "A" 200 medley relay team.

Rodriguez touched the wall in 30.27 on her leg of the relay to lead OSU to a third-place finish behind an overall season best of 1:46.73. Rodriguez also turned in a time of 1:07.07 in the 100 breast for a third-place finish, edging out senior Allie Kilroy.

Senior captain Noemie Midrez had one of her best performances of the early season in the 100 free with a time of 54.24 to finish second.

Also turning in strong performances were junior Arianna Letrari and sophomore Felicia Anderson.

The Beavers will remain in the Bay Area on Friday and take on Cal starting at 2 p.m. in the Legends Aquatic Center.


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