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).
It seems that every day is game day on the Farm and this weekend is no exception. It’s an exciting and important weekend for Stanford sports, as the Farm will host key Pac-12 matchups on the field, on the court and in the pool. The Cardinal has five teams ranked in the top 25 in the nation, looking to help Stanford earn its 20th consecutive Director’s Cup for the 2013-14 season.
On Friday night, freshman forward Jordan Morris netted an overtime winner in the 95th minute to seal a 2-1 Stanford (5-1-1) victory over the Gauchos (4-4-0) in front of a raucous crowd on the first weekend of school.
For most teams, an overtime loss in the NCAA semifinals to the eventual champions would make for a successful end to the season. Most teams, however, aren’t like Stanford women’s soccer. The Cardinal has appeared in five straight NCAA College Cups dating back to 2008, and after winning the national championship in 2011, falling short in 2012 was a tough pill to swallow.
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Even with the NCAA tournament all but officially out of reach, Stanford men’s soccer will get to end its season with a meaningful game as they travel to Berkeley to face the rival Golden Bears today.
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