Men's Soccer falls to No. 18 Stanford, 3-2

Oct. 30, 2009

Final Stats

Corvallis, Ore. - The Oregon State men's soccer team fell Friday night, 3-2, in a hard fought battle with No. 18 Stanford at Paul Lorenz Field.

The Beavers (6-6-2 overall, 2-4 Pac-10 Conference) fell behind 1-0 midway through the first period but came back with a penalty kick goal from Chris Harms, after an Oregon State player was taken down inside the goal box, to tie the game at 1-1 in the 64th minute.

'You really saw the air come out of them after the penalty goal,' Oregon State men's soccer head coach Steve Simmons said. 'We started playing some of our best soccer of the season but we weren't able to capitalize on that.'

Stanford (10-4-1, 4-3-1) came back with two quick goals with under 10 minutes left to play pulling ahead 3-1. Stanford's Cameron Lamming scored a goal on an assist from Evan Morgan and Adam Jahn scored a goal on an assist from

'On the ball, that was our best game so far,' Harms said. 'We possessed the ball and kept it. Offensively we were confident on the ball. It was definitely a building block.'

Oregon State pulled to within one goal, 3-2, on sophomore Danny Mwanga's 10th goal of the season in the 89th minute, Colin Mitchell had the assist.

'We didn't capitalize on the goals that we should have but overall you could see the confidence and that's the key thing,' Simmons said. 'Tonight we showed we had confidence, that was huge and Stanford didn't do that.'

The Beavers next hit the field Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. Sunday's match marks the final home game of the season and will be senior day. Seniors Jordan Harris, Mike Miller, and Justin Woodward will be honored before the match.

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