Tech Blanks Beacons 2-0
No. 22 Hayley Smith Scored in the 70th Minute to Help the Owls past the Beacons 2-0 (Photo by Kelly Caleb)
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Oregon Tech women’s soccer team improved 2-0 in Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) action Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 win over visiting Northwest Christian University on Trevor Derrah Field at Steen Sports Park. Oregon Tech moved to 7-3-0 on the season. The Beacons slip to 2-6-1 and 0-2 in CCC play.
Meghan Drost put Tech up 1- 0 after she took a perfect cross from Crystal Foster and scored inside the box into the lower right of the goal in the 15th minute.
Stellar play from Northwest Christian’s Keeper Ali Foster kept it a close game as the teams entered the half with Tech holding a 1-0 lead. Foster stopped the Owls on several occasions including a beautiful diving stop on a Tech penalty kick.
Oregon Tech scored on a controversial call in the 70th minute as Hayley Smith nailed a 35 foot shot that the Beacons Foster initially saved but as she fell back was ruled to have carried the ball into the goal to give the home team a 2-0 lead.
Tech would hold on to win 2-0.
The Owls out-shot the Beacons 25-10 and had a slight edge in shot on goal at 11-7.
Anna Tozier was credited with the shut-out win at goalie for Oregon Tech with a total of 7 saves for the game. Foster was spectacular in picking up the loss with a total of 9 saves for Northwest Christian.
Oregon Tech will host rival Southern Oregon University (7-2-1, 1-0 CCC) next Saturday afternoon at 4:00 pm on Trevor Derrah Field at Steen Sports Park.
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