At first glance, the contortion of the body and the tangle of legs associated with the flip throw-in seems gimmicky, a gymnast’s plaything dragged onto the soccer field. In the right hands, however, this maneuver, designed to launch the ball over huge distances into opposing penalty boxes, can be deadly.
Generally, if you score a goal and an assist, you’re having a great game. If that goal happens to be the winning penalty kick, then you’re having a fantastic game. If you’re a goalie, and you save a penalty kick, you’re having a stunning game. If you happen to be Stanford’s senior goalkeeper Drew Hutchins and have done all three of these things, you’re having a once-in-a-lifetime performance.
With Stanford’s men’s soccer team ready to take on Loyola Marymount (LMU) in its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2009, The Daily’s Dylan Fugel chatted with Kevin Cacabelos, the Sports Editor of the Los Angeles Loyolan, to get perspectives from both sides heading into Thursday’s first-round matchup.
In the words of the Arctic Monkeys, get on your dancing shoes. Early Monday morning, Stanford men’s soccer (9-6-3, 3-5-2 Pac-12) clinched an at-large berth… Continue Reading »
The Bay Area Derby will come to town this Wednesday night at Cagan Stadium and luckily for spectators, both sides will have a lot to play for. Stanford (8-6-3, 2-5-2 Pac-12) will welcome the No. 4 California Golden Bears (12-3-2, 6-2-1 Pac-12) to its home turf and will look to grab a result that will secure its place in the NCAA tournament.
Stanford men’s soccer (8-6-3, 2-5-2 Pac-12) continued its efforts to secure a berth in the NCAA Tournament over the past weekend on its trip through the Pacific Northwest. Though the Cardinal fell to the No. 3 Washington Huskies (13-1-4, 6-1-2), it rebounded with a victory over conference cellar-dweller Oregon State (7-9-2, 0-7-2).