“Prepare to play our best soccer” — That was men’s soccer head coach Jeremy Gunn’s message to his team prior to Sunday’s upset of No. 1 Washington (14-3, 7-2 Pac-12). Despite the monumental 1-0 victory, Gunn wasn’t ready to celebrate just yet.
No. 5 Stanford men’s soccer (10-1-2, 3-1-1 Pac-12) will kick off the second half of their conference season with a game against San Diego State (3-10-1, 0-7-0 Pac-12) on Thursday in a Halloween night matchup, followed UCLA (5-8-2, 1-5-1 Pac-12) on Sunday afternoon.
No. 5 Stanford cruised past visiting USF (2-9-1, 0-2-0 WCC) 2-0 Wednesday night on the Farm.
A 25-yard bullet from true freshman forward Ousseni Bouda was enough to push No. 7 Stanford (9-2-1, 3-1-1 Pac-12) past a penalized San Diego State (3-7-1, 0-5-0) team on Sunday afternoon. The Aztecs were called for four yellow cards in the match as Stanford earned its second straight 1-0 conference victory.
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 Stanford men’s soccer (7-1-1, 1-2 Pac-12) suffered its first loss of the season against No. 7 Washington (8-1, 2-0 Pac-12) at home on Thursday night. Despite skillful goalkeeping, Stanford’s weakened defense proved to be insufficient against a strong Husky team.
This weekend, No. 1 men’s soccer (7-0, 1-0 Pac-12) travels south to take on the University of California, Santa Barbara (6-2, 0-0 Big West) in the Cardinal’s fourth away game of the season.
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.