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Fifth-Ranked Men's Soccer Opens Season

Aug 24, 2022

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The fifth-ranked Oregon State men's soccer team will look to build on last year's success as they open the season Thursday night at Paul Lorenz Field.

Coming off a Pac-12 championship and an appearance in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament, the Beavers will welcome UC Davis and Utah Valley for their first two matches of 2022.

For the first time in program history, Pac-12 coaches picked the Beavers to finish atop the standings in the annual preseason poll. Oregon State claimed two of the five available first-place votes.

Oregon State will face UC Davis at 7 :30 p.m. on Thursday and Utah Valley on Monday at 6 p.m.

SCOUTING UC DAVIS
The Aggies will open their 2022 slate against the Beavers on Thursday night. In 2021, UC Davis' season ended in an overtime defeat at the hands of UC Santa Barbara after a 9-10-1 record. After leading the Aggies in goals scored in 2021, Andy Velasquez was named to the Big West Conference's all-league squad. As a team, UC Davis was projected to finish third in the season.

LAST TIME AGAINST UC DAVIS
The Beavers and Aggies battled to a scoreless draw at Paul Lorenz Field in September 2019.

SCOUTING UTAH VALLEY
The Wolverines will open their season on Thursday night when they match up with UC Riverside. Diego Castillo and Alejandro Silva were picked to the preseason All-WAC squad and the team was picked fourth in the league's preseason poll.

LAST TIME AGAINST UTAH VALLEY
This is the first-ever meeting between Oregon State and Utah Valley.

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