KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The Oregon Tech Women's Soccer team was able to complete the season sweep of the Montana schools Saturday with a 3-0 Shutout of the University of Providence Argos on a sunny and pleasant afternoon at the Oregon Tech Soccer Field. With the win, the Lady Owls finish the regular season with a 10-6 overall record (8-3 CCC) and lock up a top spot as the #3 seed in the Cascade Conference Tournament and will play the No. 6 Seed Northwest University Friday at 5:00 PM in the Quarterfinal next weekend at the Willamalane Complex in Springfield, Oregon.
The Owls were able to strike first in the 6th minute with a goal from junior Emily Hillestad (Eugene, OR) off an assist from fellow junior Cassidy Gosvener (Vacaville, CA). They then were able to score again after a long looping shot from senior Brenna Bogle (Vancouver, WA). The Owls started the second half strong with another goal, this time from sophomore Kylie Cowell (Visalia, CA) off of an Ellie Quercia (Jr, Hoquiam, WA) assist. The Owls were then able to shut down the Argo attack, limiting them to just 4 shots and only 1 corner kick. Alternately, the Owls were able to create 18 shots and 7 corner kicks for the game. The shutout was senior Megan Green's (Albany, OR) 7th of the season, and brings her Goals Against Average down to 0.86.
The 3rd place finish matches the best conference standings finish for the program since its inception in 2000, and the 8 conference wins sets a new program record. Head Coach Brandon Porter on the win, "You couldn't ask for a better group of people. The record and success of this group are a result of their willingness to do all of the little things right. They have bought into our mentality to 'Earn the Right to Play' and that nothing is given, everything must be earned. They have earned the right to be considered one of the best Women's Soccer teams to put on the Oregon Tech uniform, and we as a coaching staff are so proud of them. We are excited to test ourselves in the conference tournament, and see if we can keep our momentum going."
The Owls were able to honor three seniors before the match, Megan Green, Brenna Bogle, and Bailey Whitehurst(Portland, OR) all ended their home field career with a win. The Owls take a three game winning streak into the Cascade Conference Tournament, which opens up Friday afternoon in Springfield.
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