Freshman forward Shea O'Connor scored her first Oregon State goal in style, sending the Beavers home with 1-0 overtime win over Portland State on Friday evening by virtue of her 94th-minute golden strike.
"This is a huge credit to our team," coach Linus Rhode said. "We stuck to what was working for us and generated a lot of chances. We didn't get frustrated, and at the end of the day we deserved the win. It was a really nice way to finish overtime."
O'Connor's goal came on a cross from defender Ashleigh Fonsen, after the Beavers (3-1-2) had dominated the majority of the match. The forward directed the ball past the keeper and into the net from close range to send the Paul Lorenz Field crowd home happy.
As a team, the Beavers held a 21-6 advantage in shots, including a 15-3 edge in attempts in the second half and overtime. The Beavers also tallied an 8-1 lead in corner kicks. Senior goalkeeper Bella Geist was called into action just once, making her lone save in the first half on her way to her fourth clean sheet of the season.
The Beavers remain at home and host BYU at 5 p.m Monday.