November 7, 1997
TORRANCE, Calif. - The Washington State women's soccer squad dropped its school record-tying sixth consecutive match as USC handed the Cougars a 2-0 defeat Friday afternoon.
WSU (7-10-0, 2-5-0 Pac-10) lost its fifth straight match by way of a shutout to tie the school mark set in 1995. The Trojans (15-3-1, 6-2-0 Pac-10) have won three straight contests with the Cougars.
USC outshot the Cougars 22-6 and held WSU to a single shot in the second half. The Trojans also attempted a school record-tying 14 corner kicks.
Freshman Megan Orach knocked in her eighth goal of the season in the 16th minute for the game winner. Orach took a pass from USC's leading scorer Kim Clark, her 11th straight game with an assist, and banged a shot from 15 yards away past WSU freshman goalkeeper Shannon Wilson (Las Vegas, Nevada). Wilson ended the day with nine saves.
The Cougars had a goal called back in the 68th minute when Meagin Donovan (Noblesville, Ind.), who broke free on the left side and put the ball into the net, was whistled for being offsides.
The score remained 1-0 until Erica De Vitas scored with five minutes left in regulation on a crossing shot from 20 yards out to the lower right corner of the net.
The season finale for WSU is this Sunday, Nov. 9 against Pac-10 leader UCLA in Los Angeles.
Team 1 2 OT OT F Washington State 0 0 -- -- 0 USC 1 1 -- -- 2
Scoring Summary: (First Half) - 15:30, USC, Megan Orach (Kim Clark); (Second Half) - 84:03, USC, Erica De Vitas (Katie Ticehurst). Shots on Goal: WSU 6, USC 22 Corner Kicks: WSU 1, USC 14 Goalie Saves: WSU 9 (Shannon Wilson 9), USC 3 (Karin Puccinelli 3) Offsides: WSU 1, USC 0 Cautions & Ejections: None Attendance: 150