The Ospreys women faced the Portland Community College Panthers on the road Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Hillsboro. The Ospreys were seeking their first victory of the season and found it with a final score of 4-0. Karli Woodruff was the player of the match as she notched her first two goals of the season while Lilly Barrett collected her second shutout of the season.
The Ospreys (1-5-2, 1-3-2 NWAC) traveled north seeking their first win of the season as they faced the Portland Panthers (0-8-0, 0-5-0). The Ospreys came ready to play as they tallied 39 shots on the day with 25 of them on goal. Logan Billy got the scoring started when she put one in the back of the net in the 30th minute. A short while later Billy set one up for Haley Janky who knocked it home for the Ospreys’ second goal during the 36th minute. Just before the half the Ospreys added one more as Karli Woodruff found the net on an unassisted goal in the 45th minute. The Ospreys went into the half up 3-0.
The second half continued like the first with the Ospreys consistently attacking. Janky tallied 10 shots on goal but it was Woodfuff who was able to find the net for a second time as she played the assist from Annie Teehan to put the Ospreys up 4-0 in the 74th minute. The match ended with the Ospreys getting their first win of the season with a final score of 4-0. Goalkeeper Lilly Barrett gets her second clean sheet in conference play.
Coach Veth had this to say after the match, “It was great to find the net today and even more so to see the way we moved the ball in the middle and attacking third. Everyone shows up to train each day but there are players that don't always get to see their hard work pay off in games and today we were able to see on the scoreboard the hard work that Karli puts in everyday and with a smile on her face.” Veth continued, “It's proud moments to see the team celebrate around a player who scores and the players off the field cheering for them too. We start the second half of the season now, have played everyone once, and need to learn from mistakes, set new goals, and get after it.”
There was one yellow card issued during the match: Kalani Brumbaugh (PCC)
The Ospreys have a BYE this weekend and are back in action on the road Wednesday, Oct. 11, when they take on the Lane Titans (4-5-2, 3-3-0) in Eugene at 2 p.m. The Ospreys women currently sit in 6th place in the South Division with 5 points.
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Darren Van Lehn