Warriors Clip Lady Owls 3-0
SALEM, Ore. – Three different Warriors scored in Corban's women soccer team's victory over the visiting Lady Owls of Oregon Tech, 3-0, in a crucial Cascade Collegiate Conference game Monday on Warrior Field.
At the 39:19 mark just over one minute after entering the game, sophomore Abigail Van Hoogen (Boise, Idaho) netted her third goal of the season off an assist from fellow sophomore Tera McDonough (Boise, Idaho) to put the home team up by a single goal. Van Hoogen's goal would turn out the be the game-winner, as she netted the first game-winning goal of her career.
Clinging to a one-goal lead at halftime, Corban nearly added an insurance goal in the 61st minute when senior Rachel Cole (San Ramon, Calif.) unleashed a shot from the top of the penalty area that hit off the cross bar. The Warriors' initial shot found the awaiting foot of McDonough, who attempted to send the rebound into the back of the net but unfortunately sent a shot wide to the right.
Just under 20 minutes later, Corban added its second goal of the afternoon when junior Emily Tsugawa (Gladstone, Ore.) took a throw-in from Cole on the far sideline. In one motion, Tsugawa send a turn-around looping shot up and over the out-stretched arm of OIT's keeper into upper right corner. Tsugawa's sixth goal of the season came from 25 yards out and put the Warriors up by a pair of goals, 2-0.
Two minutes later, Sullivan teamed with Tsugawa and senior Amanda Mendenhall (Windsor, Calif.) on the game's final goal. Off a free kick by the Warriors, Mendehall headed the ball forward to an awaiting Tsugawa, who sent a through ball behind Oregon Tech's defense to Sullivan as she struck a low rolling shot underneath OIT keeper for her team-leading seventh goal of the season.
Offensively, Corban controlled every facet of the game from total shots (19-to-4) to shots on goal (8-to-3) to corner kicks (6-to-1).
Sophomore goalkeeper Alexis Beattie (Brea, Calif.) made three saves en route to picking up the victory and her first shutout of the season, while Oregon Tech's Rebekah Matteri tallied a game-high five saves despite suffering the loss.
With today's victory, Corban improves to 7-5-0 overall and evens its Cascade Collegiate Conference record at 2-2-0. Meanwhile, Oregon Tech falls to 4-4-1 overall and 2-2-0 in league games. Oregon Tech will next host Trinity Lutheran College Wednesday, October 12 at Steen Sports Park at 7:00 pm.
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