The Huskies played a complete game against Oregon State, garnering the majority of the possession and scoring chances. But despite controlling the game, the Dawgs could only get one shot past Oregon State keeper Matt Bersano.
But after that, both the goalies and the woodwork made sure the score remained 1-0. The Beavers turned up the pressure late in the first half, resulting in a deflected shot glancing off the crossbar. The Dawgs hit their crossbar in the second half off a corner kick, enabling the Beavers to stay in the game.
Oregon State nearly found an equalizer with less than 30 seconds remaining, as a mad scramble in the box resulted in a shot from the top of the box going just wide of the net, allowing the Huskies to hold on for the shutout.
“It was the strangest game we have played in all year,” Huskies coach Jamie Clark said. “We had most of the ball, but we never put them away.”
The goal was the second of the year for Roldan. The Dawgs outshot Oregon State 13-10, with Huskies keeper Ryan Herman making two saves to improve to 6-0-2 on the season.
The Huskies improved to 9-0-3 overall and 2-0-1 in Pac-12 play. Washington returns to the pitch Friday when the Dawgs host San Diego State.