Beavers Clinch 4-0 Victory Over Saint Mary’s
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State men's soccer team defeated Saint Mary's (Calif.), 4-0, on Friday, earning its fifth shutout of the season. The No. 13 Beavers improve to 8-1-2 (3-0-1 Pac-12) and are now 4-4-0 in their all-time series with the Gaels.
"I thought we started really well," said head coach Terry Boss. "There was a calmness about our group. We're excited to play another game, coming off of a result that we didn't love down in Stanford. It's always nice to get back on the field. I was exceptionally proud of how the guys played, how they processed the game, made in-game adjustments, and continue to play our brand of fútbol from the first minute to the ninetieth."
In the 13th minute of play, junior Adrian Crespo found the back of the net for his first goal of the 2021 season, with assists from redshirt senior Tsiki Ntsabeleng and redshirt sophomore Carlos Moliner. Graduate student Adrian Molina-Diaz extended OSU's lead to 2-0 over the Gaels in the 21st minute with an assist from junior Sofiane Djeffal. In the second half, redshirt senior Tyrone Mondi scored twice, at the 46th and 63rd minute marks to put the Beavers up 4-0. Molina-Diaz assisted Mondi's first goal and Ntsabeleng assisted the second.
Molina-Diaz and Mondi each scored their sixth goals of the season on Friday and are Oregon State's top scorers. Ntsabeleng leads OSU in assists, also with six. Senior Adrian Fernandez posted his 19th career solo shutout and fifth this season, earning five saves over the course of the match.
The Beavers tallied eight shots on goal out of 15 shots total and took five corner kicks throughout the game.
The Beavers resume Pac-12 action on Oct. 22 as they travel to Seattle, Wash. to clash with Washington at 5 p.m.