Men's Soccer Heads South to take on Stanford and California

Oct. 7, 2009

Corvallis, Ore. - The Oregon State men's soccer team hits the road for a two game swing through the Bay Area when it takes on the No. 5/4 Stanford Cardinal Friday, Oct. 9 and No. 32/21 the California Golden Bears on Sunday, Oct. 11.

Sophomore Danny Mwanga, after scoring the game winning goal in the second minute of overtime against San Diego State last Sunday, leads the team and is tied for second in the conference with seven goals on the season. Mwanga, who only started 11 games last year after being cleared to play by the NCAA had four goals last year.

Last weekend the Beavers (5-3-2 overall, 1-1-0 Pac-10) split the opening weekend of their Pac-10 season with a 3-1 loss to UCLA and a 2-1 overtime victory against San Diego State.

Oregon State visits Stanford (6-2-0, 0-1-0) who is a perfect 5-0 on its home field. The Cardinal is led by Bobby Warshaw who has three goals on the season.

The Cardinal holds the series record at 20-5-4 all-time with the last Oregon State road victory coming in a 2005. The two games last season both ended in ties.

The Golden Bears (7-2-0, 1-0-0) come into Sunday's match with the best record in the Pac-10. They also have the leading scorer in the conference with Andrew Wiederman who has nine goals on the season.

California also holds the all-time series lead with a 20-7-2 record. The Beavers have not beaten California since 2003 when they swept the season series.

Live scoring and free online video of the Stanford game can be found atwww.gostanford.com. Live scoring for the California game can be found at www.calbears.com.

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