No. 2 Beavers Edge Past SDSU to Earn Share of Pac-12 Title
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The No. 2 Oregon State men's soccer team edged past San Diego State, 1-0, in San Diego, Calif. to clinch a share of the Pac-12 title on Thursday. The Beavers improve to 12-1-2 (7-0-1 Pac-12) on the season. Earlier in the season, the Beavers shutout the No. 13 Aztecs, 2-0, in Corvallis.
The Beavers will have the opportunity to claim the title outright in their forthcoming games against UCLA and Washington.
"I'm extremely fortunate to work with exceptional young men and a great staff," said head coach Terry Boss. "The guys played with a great spirit and togetherness tonight. SDSU made it difficult and I'm proud the guys stayed together and continued to work to find solutions. I love this group and I'm so proud of them!"
Oregon State marked three shots in a scoreless first half. In the 50th minute, sophomore Javier Armas found the net with a shot from 30 yards out with an assist from junior Adrian Crespo to put the Beavers up, 1-0, over San Diego State.
The Beavers' defense held the Aztecs to four shots as junior Adrian Fernandez earned his 22nd career solo shutout. Oregon State's win over San Diego State is their third shutout in a row and eighth of the season. OSU posted seven shots on goal out of 17 shots total and took six corner kicks throughout the game.
The Beavers close out their final regular season road stretch with a stop in Los Angeles, Calif. to clash with UCLA on Sunday at 1 pm. The match will be broadcasted on the Pac-12 Networks.