Beavers’ Battle With UCSB Ends in 1-1 Draw
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State men's soccer team's battle with UC Santa Barbara ended in a 1-1 draw after double overtime on Tuesday at Lorenz Field in Corvallis, Ore. The Beavers are now 4-1-1 on the season. With classes starting on Wednesday, Oregon State students showed up in full force to the game, with 617 students in the Beaver Dam.
The Beavers took the lead early, as UCSB's goalkeeper bounced one off of his own defender for an own goal in the third minute of play. In the 76th minute, the Gauchos tied the score at 1-1, which pushed the game into overtime. The Beavers dominated possession in the first overtime. Sophomore Javier Armas managed to fire off two shots that were both off-target to the right of the net and redshirt senior Tyrone Mondi took a shot that went off-target to the left of the net. In double overtime, junior Sofiane Djeffal managed to take one more shot for the Beavers, but it went out to the top left of the net. UCSB marked zero shots attempted in both overtime periods.
"Obviously a tie is not the result that we wanted, but I'm proud of the way this group fought together," said head coach Terry Boss. "The spirit was good. I think we played to win. UC Santa Barbara's a great team. There's certainly things we're going to continue to grow and learn from in this game, but I'm really proud of the team."
Senior Adrian Fernandez posted four saves and the Beavers tallied three shots on goal out of 14 shots total. Oregon State also took two corner kicks.
The Beavers open Pac-12 action at Lorenz Field in Corvallis, Ore. against UCLA on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. The game will be available to watch on the Pac-12 Networks.