Beavers making soccer waves

Opening with four wins has the team ranked again
Aug. 31, 2012
Sophomore Marissa Kovac, left, works against a Portland State defender during a 2-1 victory on Sunday.
Photo by Cliff Pfenning,

Oregon State moved into the national rankings and then rallied for a second-straight 2-1 victory Thursday night in Fullerton, Calif.

Led by freshman Sammy Jo Prudhomme's 13 saves, the 21st-ranked Beavers beat Cal-State Fullerton, 2-1, and improved to 4-0, with a home game against UC-Irvine Sunday.

OSU headed to Calif., off victories at Portland and Portland State last week. The Beavers upset Portland just three nights after the Pilots had upset No. 4 North Carolina at home. OSU beat PSU last Friday with a pair of second-half goals after falling behind 1-0.

Jacy Drobney and Marissa Kovac scored for the Beavers, who can complete of sweep of the in-state schools Nov. 2, in their Pac-12 finale at Oregon.