Stanford men’s soccer (6-3-2, 1-2-1 Pac-12) will feel a bit tired when it returns from a tough road trip to Southern California, as an enthralling game against San Diego State (3-6-1, 0-2-1) ended in a 3-3 tie after double overtime could not break the deadlock.
The Cardinal was up 2-0 at one point and then 3-2 thanks to goals by freshman forward Jordan Morris, junior midfielder Eric Verso and sophomore winger Aaron Kovar, who notched his first goal of the 2013 campaign. However, Stanford was constantly pushed back on defense throughout the game. Seniors Jordan Ongaro and Kody Duff pulled SDSU back from an early deficit with goals before senior midfielder Kevin Bick netted the crucial equalizer only 44 seconds after Stanford had retaken the lead courtesy of Morris.
Though SDSU junior defender Wil Cannon was sent off in the 73rd minute with a red card, Stanford was unable to capitalize on the man advantage and had to settle for a somewhat disappointing draw.
Jeremy Gunn’s squad will look to regroup as it travels to No. 1 Cal (9-0-2, 3-0-1) next Sunday in what should be a hard-fought matchup of the Bay Area archrivals.