Oct. 17, 1997
Beavers Fall in OT to Trojans
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State took 18th-ranked Southern California into overtime before falling 4-3 in Pacific-10 women's soccer Friday afternoon on Paul Lorenz Field at Patrick Wayne Valley Stadium. A wild finish, which saw three goals in just over two minutes, was capped by Katie Ticehurst's goal in the 91st minute for USC.
"It was heartbreaking to give up that goal," Oregon State coach Tom Rowney said. "Give all the credit to them, they came out and battled. That's the way we've played - we rise up to play the top teams in the west and play them close. This was just a little heartbreaking.
"A loss is a loss. It's unfortunate. We played well, we got some great performances. If we tie up some holes, we should be fine because this shows what we can do if we get after it."
OSU (2-9-1 overall, 0-3-0 Pacific-10) got two goals from Jona Maukonen and two assists from Lindsay Allori. Southern California (12-1-1, 3-0-0) will be at Oregon on Sunday.
On Friday, the Beavers trailed 2-0 in the first half, then staged comebacks to tie the game at 2-2 and 3-3.
After USC's Erica DeVitis scored in the 89th minute to put her team up 3-2, the Beavers got even quickly. Just 28 seconds later, Maukonen - perched in front of the USC goal - took Shannon Witte's pass from the right side and tipped it past goalkeeper Laura Badagliacco.
The game-winner came almost as abrubtly. USC moved quickly forward to start overtime; after Beaver goalkeper Kristen Dulacki had to go to the turf to knock the ball away, Ticehurst ran onto it behind Dulkacki and nudged it into the net.
Dulacki finished with 11 saves for the Beavers. who were outshot 27-12.
"They weren't as good as I thought they'd be, but they were good," Rowney said of USC, which moved its unbeaten streak to 12 games and has now won six in a row. "We worked and came after it, we got the ball forward and we finally got the ball to bounce for us, and we got some scores. It was great."