Oct. 30, 2011
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The No. 22 California women's soccer team's tour of the Beaver State ended on a sour note - with a 3-0 loss to Oregon State on Sunday afternoon. The Beavers scored once in the first half and tallied two goals in the second for the key conference victory.
With the loss, Cal drops to 12-5-2 overall and 5-3-2 in the Pac-12 while OSU improves to 13-5-1 and 7-3-0 in conference play. Coming into the weekend, Cal was fourth in the Pac-12 while OSU was in second, behind first-place Stanford.
Playing under a cloudy sky with a slight rain, OSU out shot Cal 14-10. Kaitlin Fitzpatrick led the Bears with three shots. Lauren Battung fired off two of her own.
Playing the full 90 minutes between the posts, Emily Kruger made four saves. Cal forced OSU keeper Colleen Boyd to make four stops.
Chelsea Buckland notched her ninth goal of the season to give her Beavers a 1-0 first-half lead. The ball deflected off of Cal keeper Emily Kruger and Buckland put it into the net from six yards out. That score in the 27th minute was the sole goal of the first 45 minutes.
Less than three minutes into the second half, the Beavers were awarded a penalty kick. Melinda Ingalls converted to distance OSU by two.
With her Beavers leading 2-0 with just over three minutes remaining in regulation, Buckland struck again with another unassisted goal - this one coming from 20 yards out.
Cal travels to Palo Alto to close its regular season with a 7 p.m. match at No. 1 Stanford next Saturday, Nov. 5.