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Beavers Sink No. 6 Pilots 3-2

Oct 14, 2022

CORVALLIS – The Oregon State men's soccer team handed No. 6 Portland its first loss of the season Friday evening, notching a 3-2 win at Lorenz Field.
Clarence Awoudor finished with a goal and two assists in the winning effort. Mouhameth Thiam and Ellis Spikner also found the net in what proved to be a back-and-forth contest.
The victory came in Oregon State's second of three-straight games vs. top-10 ranked opponents. As a team, the Beavers held a 13-9 advantage on shots.
Dante Williams created an early chance for the Beavers, but his effort was cleared in front of the goal by a Portland defender. Awoudor got Oregon State on the board in the 13th minute, as one-touch passes from Mouhameth Thiam and Adrian Molina-Diaz put him in on goal. Awoudor finished things off from a tight angle on the left side to break the ice.
The Beavers continued to apply pressure from there, as Thiam used a nice piece of skill to avoid a Pilot defender and forced a save, and Adria Capdevila put one just over the bar.
Thiam netted his second of the season in the 30th, dribbling around a Pilot defender, before curling one just inside the far post to double the Oregon State advantage. The Beavers headed to the intermission up 2-0.
Portland got one back into the 62nd, heading home a corner kick to the back post.
Awoudor nearly netted a second on a counter-attack in the 78th, but his effort was blocked. Spikner netted the third Beaver tally on a counter attack in the 82nd, as Awoudor and Arnau Farnos set him up for a right-footed finish. The Pilots cut the advantage to one again in the 84th, but the Beavers were able to hang on for the victory.
The Beavers will return to Pac-12 play next week when No. 1 Washington visits Lorenz Field on Friday.
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