In the first half, neither team had many opportunities as each team had four shots each. The Beavers were unable to place a shot on goal in the first half, while the Wildcats had two.
Early in the second half at 47:30, senior Mallory Miller passed the ball to junior Erin Bevacqua. Bevacqua placed the ball past Beaver goalkeeper Melissa Onstad for her first goal of the season and the 1-0 Wildcat lead. Freshman Gianna DeSavario scored at 66:12 off of another assist from Miller. In the 72nd minute, Miller scored her 14th goal of the season, assisted by DeSavario, to give
Sophomore goalkeeper McCall Smith posted her fifth shutout of the season with five saves. Beaver goalkeeper Melissa Onstad had two saves.
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Head Coach Dan Tobias discussed the opening weekend of Pac-10 play.
“I thought we did a good job today,” Tobias said. “
“We took better care of the ball in the second half and it resulted in some nice chances,” Tobias continued. “We had a great overall team effort today. This is a great way to open the Pac-10. The Pac-10 is always tough because every team is good. We feel like we found some consistency this weekend.”
The Wildcats will head to