The Stanford men’s soccer team fell 3-1 to No. 3 Washington at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium on Thursday night, snapping the squad’s five-match winning streak.
The Huskies struck first, scoring on freshman Steven Wright’s 11th minute goal. The 1-0 line stood for the next 50 minutes, until Cardinal senior Matt Taylor headed in sophomore Aaron Kovar’s free kick in the 61st.
Washington retook the lead for good in the 77th minute via senior Taylor Peay’s header off of a corner kick; junior Darwin Jones poured it on with another scoring strike in the 86th to supply the final margin.
Despite totaling 19 shots — seven more than Washington — Stanford only managed to put four shots on target. The loss was the Card’s second of the season and their first since a 2-0 defeat versus then-No. 3 Georgetown on Sept. 1.
Next up on the slate for Jeremy Gunn’s squad is a home matchup with Oregon State on Sunday; the Cardinal then hits the road for games against powerhouse UCLA, San Diego State and archrival California.