Marquette Soccer Falls to Oregon State in Overtime, 1-0
Aug. 28, 2015
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Marquette University men's soccer team opened the 2015 campaign with a disappointing setback to host Oregon State, falling 1-0 in overtime after an impressive strike by Mikhail Doholis in the 97th minute at Paul Lorenz Field, Friday, Aug. 28.
Marquette freshman goalkeeper Luis Barraza was challenged often in his collegiate debut, facing 21 shots and making eight saves in a loss. He nearly got a hand on the deciding shot, but it sailed over his outstretched hands and ricocheted off the left 90 and into the right side netting for the score.
The Beavers came into the season opener receiving votes in the NSCAA Preseason Poll and showed that they still have enough fire power after losing Khiry Shelton, who was the No. 2 pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.
It was a physical match as both teams each registered 16 fouls and three yellow cards. MU's Jack Alberts collected two yellows, which constituted in an ejection in the 84th minute and put the Golden Eagles a man down for the remainder of the match. Earlier, Danny Jarosz was forced to leave the match with an injury that forced head coach Louis Bennett to adjust personnel and formations on the fly.
Marquette will look to rebound quickly as it heads north to complete its two-match West Coast swing against Portland on Sunday. Start time is set for 3 p.m. Central time.
Match Highlights: Marquette 0-1 Oregon State - Aug. 28, 2015
97' | OSU Mikhail Doholis (Unassisted): Shot from about 18 yards ricocheted off the left 90 over the outstretched hand of Barraza and caroms into the right side netting for the game-winner.
KEY SAVES AND PLAYS
10' | MU - Luis Barraza makes an aggressive play, coming out of his net and near the top of the 18 to punch away an OSU header for his first save of the match.
46' | MU - Matin Alba cracks a laser toward the left post, but it goes just wide for the first scoring chance of the second half.
57' | MU - Spectacular diving save for Barraza as OSU's Velasco blasts a dart and tries to go inside the left post. Still no score in Corvallis.
64' | OSU - The Beavers string together three solid chances inside the box, but is able to put only one on net that Barraza saves to keep the game scoreless.
79' | MU - Alba with a prime scoring chance tries to go across goal and curl inside the left post, but it goes just wide.
84' | MU - Jack Alberts earns his second yellow card after an inadvertent high leg challenge that struck and OSU player, leaving MU a man down the rest of the way.
94' | MU - Best chance(s) of the match for MU as Nortey's cross nearly connects for a Larsson header, but his miss leaves it at the foot of Islami, whose shot is then saved by an OSU defender.
OREGON STATE - 1-Wirth, 2-Tweeton, 4-Markey, 6-van Berkom, 8-Smith, 9-Mueller, 10-Doholis, 11-Small, 12-Jones, 20-Arbogast, 23-Striar.
In the second half, I thought they started to get tired as we started moving the ball. I thought we had great possession of the ball. They're a hard team to break down because they leave a lot of players back and they've got this tight block.
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