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Beavers Set for Friday Showdown With Pilots

Oct 11, 2022

FANS NOTE: Oregon State's matchup with Portland has been moved to Friday Oct. 14, after originally being scheduled for Saturday Oct. 15. The contest will not be ticketed and admission is free.

THE GAME: The Oregon State men's soccer team will face another ranked opponent Friday, when No. 6 Portland visits Lorenz Field on Friday.

FOLLOW ALONG: A live stream of Friday's contest will be available at Follow @BeaverMSoccer on social media for updates.

UP NEXT: The Beavers will remain at home next Friday for another stiff challenge, as Oregon State hosts No. 1 Washington.

Quick Hitters:
- Oregon State's game vs. Portland was originally scheduled for Saturday Oct. 15, but has been moved to Friday Oct. 14.
- Javier Armas was named Pac-12 Player of the Week and College Soccer News National Player of the Week on Sept. 26.
- The Beavers are coming off the best season in program history, as they went 14-2-4, won the Pac-12 and entered the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed.
- Oregon State made the final eight of the NCAA Tournament last season, its deepest run in program history
- The Beavers have made the NCAA Tournament six times in program history, with three of those appearances coming in Terry Boss' four years as head coach
- Boss has the best winning percentage of any coach in program history at .650
- Oregon State posted six clean sheets last season, a program record
- The Beavers welcome 17 newcomers to this year's squad
- Oregon State has representatives of nine different countries on its roster: USA, Spain, France, Argentina, Chile, Ethiopia, Germany, Italy, and Senegal
- The Beavers welcome in three new assistant coaches this season in Abel Wasswa, Sergi Nus and Alex Rangel
- Joran Gerbet, Gael Gibert and Adrian Molina Diaz all return to the Oregon State squad after earning All-Pac-12 recognition last season.
- Molina-Diaz scored six goals and had three assists last season, despite playing only 12 matches due to injury
- Mouhameth Thiam led the Beavers with five game-winning goals last season, despite starting just nine of Oregon State's 20 matches
- The Beavers are 33-7-9 at home during Boss' tenure
- The Beavers are seventh in the nation for corner kicks per game, averaging 7.4 per contest
- OSU has not lost in its last eight Pac-12 home matches
- Joran Gerbet earned Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors last season, joining Joe Zaher, Robbie Findley, Danny Mwanga, Timmy Mueller and Sofiane Djeffal as Beavers to earn the honor (Findley, Mwanga, Mueller and Djeffal were all MLS Draft selections following their Beavers careers)
- Nicklas Lund led all Oregon State field players with 1,870 minutes played last season, starting all 20 matches on the OSU back line.
- Javier Armas and Lund are the only Beavers to play every minute in the first eight matches.

The Matchup:
- Oregon State is 6-18-0 all-time against Portland, and 5-5-0 in contests played in Corvallis
- The Beavers have won the last two meetings between the two sides.
- The Pilots will be the second WCC opponent faced by the Beavers this season. Oregon State previously defeated Seattle U on Sept. 15