In the 2019 home opener, No. 4 Stanford (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) dropped UC Irvine (0-3-1 , 0-0 Big West) 1-0. Redshirt sophomore forward Zach Ryan scored the winning goal in the 13th minute.
No. 4 Stanford men’s soccer (2-0, 0-0 Pac-12) opens its home slate with a matchup against UC Irvine (0-2-1, 0-0 Big West). The two teams last met in the first round of the 2018 postseason, when the Cardinal used two second-half goals to streak past the Anteaters.
Only 70 seconds remained in regulation when redshirt sophomore forward Zach Ryan’s header found the back of the net to secure No. 4 Stanford (2-0, 0-0 Pac-12) a 2-1 road victory against No. 21 Akron (0-2, 0-0 Mid-American) on Monday night.
The defending conference champions, No. 5 Stanford men’s soccer found its stride against a struggling Penn State (0-1, 0-0 Big Ten) offensive as five different Cardinal athletes contributed to the 5-0 victory at University Park.
No. 5 Stanford (0-0, 0-0 Pac-12), the nation’s most successful men’s soccer program over the last five years, visits unranked Penn State (0-0, 0-0 Big Ten) on Friday for the first non-exhibition game of the season.
This year, an experienced squad returns eight starters, including redshirt senior center back Tanner Beason.
Following three NCAA-championship-winning seasons, the Stanford men’s soccer team faced the challenge of acquiring another title. Having graduated seven starters who led the team to three national championships, four Pac-12 Titles, a 65-10-13 overall record and a 30-3-7 Pac-12 conference record across four years, the legacy of Stanford men’s soccer was left to a relatively young team, composed of only three returning starters.
No. 7 Stanford men’s soccer (12-4-5, Pac-12 7-2-1) lost 3-2 against No. 16 Akron Zips (14-6-2, 1-2-1), falling short after a great second-half comeback in a tremendous and very spectacular Friday night NCAA quarterfinals game.