Sophomore midfielder Amir Bashti’s 78th minute goal was the difference Thursday night as Stanford men’s soccer (5-2-3, 2-0-0 Pac-12) defeated No. 16 Washington (7-4-0, 1-2-0) 1-0 at Husky Stadium.
The No. 18 Stanford men’s soccer team played the second match of their two-game road trip on Sunday night, taking on the No. 5 Washington Huskies at Husky Soccer Stadium. Going into the match, the Card possessed the longest active winning streak in the NCAA at seven games, while the Dawgs themselves had won six on the trot. In addition to three points for the win, the victor in this contest would sit alone atop the Pac-12 table with a perfect six points from two conference matches.
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.
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).