Women’s Soccer Unbeaten Streak Ends at 77


The match was destined to be an instant classic with both teams coming into the contest undefeated.

Jesuit sat atop the OSAA rankings Monday (7-0), while Beaverton High School were riding a 9-game winning streak to start the season. The teams had combined for 58 goals while conceding only seven. Jesuit had encountered a couple tough teams, narrowly beating Lincoln and Lakeridge. 

This would prove a significant test: could Beaverton cement themselves as legitimate title contenders or would Jesuit roll to 8-0?

The match was held at the Beavers home stadium only 2 miles away from Jesuit, and the setting was electric. Both schools had a massive student population, adding to the hype of the game. 

Beaverton jumped out to a 2-0 lead behind a pair of long range bombs from junior Natalie Drotzmann and Lauren Ashe. Audrey Johnson made it 3-0 when she banged a left-footed volley from outside of the box into the top left corner. Jesuit Sophomore Abigail Cox reignited Jesuit spirits when she sprinted up the right side, cut into the box and found the roof of the net, making it 3-1. 

The Crusaders continued to fight back into the game as they narrowly missed a header at the back post. With 5 minutes remaining, senior Taylor Krueger hit the post from way out, but it wasn’t enough to turn the tide. 

This loss was the first in 77 games for the Saders, an incredible streak including the last 3 State Championships. Prior to the 3 goals conceded Monday, the Saders had only let in 11 goals the previous 5 seasons. 

With one loss, the Crusaders will have to start a new streak as they seek to repeat as champions and win Metro. 

Jesuit will look for their first league win home against Southridge (4-4-2 overall)(0-2 league) while Beaverton will play undefeated Mountainside next both Thursday October 7th.