Beaten by the Beavers – Stanford University Athletics


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30-10-2022 | 4:00 IN THE AFTERNOON


Oct 30 (Sun) / 4:00 PM


History STANFORD, California – The Cardinal struck first, but the state of Oregon rallied 1-0, beating No. 5 Stanford 2-1 on Thursday night. It marked only Stanford’s second loss of the season and its first home loss since October 2021.

The Cardinal drops to 9-2-4 and 3-2-3 in conference matchups, while Oregon State improves to 6-3-4 and 2-1-3 in Pac-12 matches.

“I thought we got off to a good start and we had a nice attacking move to create the penalty and go 1-0 up,” said Jeremy Gunn, Knowles family director of Men’s Soccer. “And then I felt we went into our shell and didn’t play.”

Keegan Tingey earned the Cardinal’s penalty in the 12th minute and Cam Cilley shot into the goal to give the home side the lead early in the game. It marked Cilley’s fourth goal of the season and his third penalty goal, as he remains perfect from the spot on the year.

“I don’t think we showed the skills we showed all year,” Gunn added. “I think this team has been great game in and game out, performing and competing.”

The game remained exciting throughout the game. Statistically, the Pac-12 opponents were evenly matched, as each team scored seven shots and two on goal.

Stanford carried its one-goal lead into halftime, but Oregon State equalized ten minutes after the game resumed, also from the penalty spot.

“Today we just waited for the game and as a result we could have committed the murder, but instead we were passive and dictated,” added Gunn. “In the end, I think Oregon State got what they deserved tonight.”

Stanford and Oregon State continued to battle for the winning goal for the remainder of the second half, and it was the visiting Beavers who scored the decisive goal in the 83rd minute.

“Very disappointed with the overall performance,” said Gunn. “We had moments and opportunities, but regardless of the result, even if we had won tonight, I really think we can do better. We now have to look forward to Sunday.”

The Cardinal will return to action on Sunday, October 30 at 4 p.m. to take on No. 1 Washington. Sunday’s game will also be senior day as Stanford recognizes its four seniors, Keegan Hughes, Cam Cilley, Keegan Tingey and Matt Frank.

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