Oct. 9, 2011
TUCSON, Ariz. -University of Arizona Wildcat women's soccer team was shut out 1-0 on Sunday afternoon by Oregon State in the standoff on Murphey Field at Mulcahy Stadium.
Arizona (1-10-2, 1-3-1 Pac-12) came out strong in the first half, with sophomore Jazmin Ponce taking the first shot attempt of the game in the early seconds of the first minute, which deflected off the crossbar. Ponce, along with fellow sophomore Ana-Maria Montoya and freshman Julia Glanz led the Wildcats on shot attempts with two apiece. Montoya and Glanz also recorded Arizona's only two on-goal shot attempts.
Junior defender Alex Smith and midfielder Jessica Culver took one shot attempt apiece to round out Arizona's 8 shot total. Oregon State took an advantage over the Wildcats on shot attempts with 13, led by forward Jenna Richardson with four tries, one on goal for the match.
The lone Oregon State (10-3-1, 4-1-0 Pac-12) goal came in the 55th minute of the game, when Ashley Seal took a feed from Haley Shaw, and sent the ball to the bottom left corner of the net.
"We are disappointed in today's result," head coach Lisa Oyen said. "We had a lull in the second half that really hurt us. We just need to start making more opportunities for us, do better on the front third of the field, and keep up our energy for the entire ninety minutes."
In goal, Arizona keeper Ashley Jett, and Beaver keeper Colleen Boyd both grabbed a pair of saves each on the day.
Up next, the Wildcats remain at home next week to face California on Friday, October 14 at 7 p.m. on Murphey Field at Mulcahy Stadium.
For complete results from the event and continued coverage of Arizona Wildcat women's soccer, visit ArizonaWildcats.com.