Sunday’s tournament match for Stanford men’s soccer can be summarized in just two words– ANDREW THOMAS. The redshirt senior goalkeeper denied one Saint Mary’s (18-0-2, 6-0-1 WCC) penalty kick and watched another clang off the crossbar as the No. 9 seeded Stanford (12-3-5, 7-2-1 Pac 12) advanced 4-2 on penalties over the eight seed in the third round of the NCAA tournament.
After a double overtime thriller, No. 10 Stanford men’s soccer (7-2-3, 4-1-0 Pac-12) defeated Washington (7-6-0, 2-3-0) 3-2. Throughout the game, Stanford was able to capitalize on set pieces, which in the end secured their victory. Sophomore Arda Bulut scored the winning goal, which was the first of his career.
In the first match of a two-game road trip, No. 10 ranked Stanford (6-2-3, 3-1-0 Pac-12) was shutout by Oregon State (6-4-2, 2-2-0) and fell 1-0. Stanford had never lost to Oregon State under head coach Jeremy Gunn.