For the second straight year, this time with the Pac-12 title on the line, No. 4 Stanford (14-4, 7-3) lost its final regular season match at home to Cal (7-6-3, 3-4-2 Pac-12). For the first time in six seasons, the conference has a new champion, Washington.
On a cold Thursday night at Paul Lorenz Field in Corvallis, Oregon, No. 5 Stanford men’s soccer (12-1-2, 5-1-1 Pac-12) traded yellow cards and game-defining defensive saves with Oregon State (7-5-2, 4-2-2 Pac-12) before finally ending in a draw. The two teams finished all 110’ of regular time and overtime with a 0-0 score.
No. 5 Stanford cruised past visiting USF (2-9-1, 0-2-0 WCC) 2-0 Wednesday night on the Farm.
No. 7 Stanford men’s soccer (8-1-2, 2-1-1 Pac-12) broke out of a three-game slump to hand UCLA (5-5-1, 1-3-0 Pac-12) its first loss in three matches 1-0 in Westwood. The Bruins have not beaten the Cardinal in the past eleven meetings.
Referee Baldomero Toledo sent off Stanford’s junior outside back and captain Logan Panchot in the 72nd minute. At the time, the Cardinal were down a goal to the Beavers at home and looked to suffer their second consecutive defeat.
No. 2 men’s soccer (6-0, 1-0 Pac-12) will look to build on its best start since 2002 when it hosts San José State (0-6, 0-0 WAC) today.
No. 2 men’s soccer (5-0, 0-0 Pac-12) heads across the Bay on Friday to take on rival Cal (3-1-1, 0-0 Pac-12) and open the conference schedule. The start is the Cardinal’s best since reeling off seven consecutive wins in 2002.
No. 3 Stanford men’s soccer (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) will host Denver (0-3-1, 0-0 Summit) and American (0-3-1, 0-0 Patriot) over the weekend. The games offer head coach Jeremy Gunn a pair of opportunities to reach his 100th victory on the Farm in just his 8th season.