Beavers Earn Road Draw at Stanford
STANFORD, Calif. – The No. 15 Oregon State men's soccer team earned a road draw at Stanford Sunday afternoon, as the Beavers and Cardinal finished level at 2-2 at Cagan Stadium in Stanford, Calif.
With the tie, Oregon State maintains its undefeated record in conference play, as the team now has three wins and one draw in conference action and moves to 7-1-2 on the season.
The Beavers took an early 2-0 lead on goals from Adrian Molina-Diaz and Sofiane Djeffal. The two are now tied for the team lead with five goals apiece on the campaign.
Oregon State has recorded two wins, four ties and one loss against Stanford since the 2018 season.
The Beavers wasted little time opening the scoring, as a beautiful touch from Tyrone Mondi put Molina-Diaz in on goal. The forward made no mistake from there, slotting the ball past the keeper to give Oregon State the lead in the third minute.
It looked as though OSU might double the advantage in the 16th, as Mondi forced a save, and Molina-Diaz nearly put home the rebound. Djeffal netted the Beavers' second in the 22nd minute, converting a penalty kick following a Stanford handball.
The Cardinal cut the advantage in half in the 33rd, and leveled the score in the 36th to send the game to the break even at 2-2.
Gael Gibert came close to heading one home on a corner kick in the 55th minute. Adrian Fernandez came up with a brilliant save in the 65th to keep things level.
Stanford was reduced to 10 men following an 87th-minute red card. Dante Williams put one just over the bar in the 90th, as the two sides headed to overtime.
The Beavers were on the front-foot for most of the first extra period, but were unable to end things as the sides headed to a second overtime. The final extra session featured more of the same, but neither side was able to come up with a golden-goal as they split the points.
The Beavers will take a break from conference action this week, as Oregon State faces Saint Mary's Friday at Lorenz Field.
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