Aug. 31, 2012
Charleston, S.C. -- Stanford battled to an overtime loss, falling 2-1 in the second overtime to College of Charleston. The loss drops Stanford to 1-1-0 on the season with one game left in the Charleston Tournament this weekend.
"It was an exciting night of college soccer," said head coach Jeremy Gunn. "I thought we played well and deserved a better outcome."
College of Charleston scored both of its goals on penalty kicks. Stanford outshot Charleston for the game, but found the back of the net just the one time, the only goal in the run of play.
Stanford fell behind in the 15th minute when Ralphie Lundy putCharleston on the board. Lundy converted his first of two penalty kicks on the night.
Stanford equalized in the 28th minute on a goal from Adam Jahn. Jahn finished a one-timer on a perfect feed from Austin Meyer. The goal was the first of the season for Jahn and the 12th of his Stanford career. Meyer's assist was the first of his career.
"Once things calmed down after their early pressure, we played some great soccer," said Gunn. "We were the attacking side and Adam scored a great goal."
The team's went to the half tied and neither team was able to find the game winner in the second half. Stanford outshot the Cougars 11-9 in regulation and took five of the game's seven corner kicks.
In overtime, Lundy finished the game winner, scoring for the second time of a penalty kick. The shot beat Drew Hutchins for the second time, although the Stanford keeper had four saves and was only beaten from the penalty spot.
"In the overtime, we were the more aggressive team and I thought deserving of the game winner," said Gunn. "College of Charleston battled, but this is just a tough result to take."
It was a tough way to lose for the Cardinal, but Stanford will not have much time to dwell on the loss. It will be back in action on Sunday at 9 a.m., PT, when it plays No. 22 Furman as part of the same tournament.