Beavers Shutout Denver in Season Opener
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State men's soccer team opened its season with a 3-0 shutout against Denver.
"I was really happy with how we started. It was a collective performance from the start," said head coach Terry Boss. "In the second half, Denver did a great job putting pressure on us. We had to adapt and I liked that the guys stayed true to our game plan. We did adapt and were able to manage the game and it came out very well."
Junior Sofiane Djeffal earned the Beavers' first goal with a penalty kick at the 27th minute. Shortly after, in the 32nd minute, freshman Adrian Molina-Diaz extended the Beavers' lead to 2-0 after finding the net with assists from red-shirt seniors Tyrone Mondi and Tsiki Ntsabeleng. In the 65th minute Mondi scored with a header and assist from freshman Nicklas Lund, putting the Beavers up 3-0.
Defensively, junior Adrian Fernandez posted two saves on the night and tied Peter Billmeyer (2000-03) for the career solo shutouts record at 15. The Beavers took four corner kicks and had nine shots on goal of 14 total shots.
The Beavers will host Air Force at Lorenz Field on Monday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.