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.
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.
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.
Tonight No. 9 Stanford men’s soccer (12-3-5, 7-2-1 Pac-12) will take on No. 14 University of Akron (13-6-2, 1-2-1 Mid-American Conference) in the quarterfinal of the NCAA Division I Championship. This will be the first quarterfinal home game for the Cardinal since 2002.
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.
Stanford (12-3-4 7-2-1 Pac-12) avenged its last postseason defeat with a resounding 2-0 victory over UC Irvine (11-6-4, 5-1-1 Big West) on a chilly Sunday night. The two sides last met in the second round of the 2014 NCAA tournament, when the Anteaters scored in overtime to beat the Cardinal 1-0, in what is also Stanford’s most recent postseason loss.