Oct. 17, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. -
Stanford Men's Soccer hosts its final home weekend of 2012 this Thursday and Sunday as it begins the second half of the Pac-12 hexagonal. The Cardinal takes on Oregon State Thursday at 5 p.m. then celebrates Senior Day prior to Sunday's 3 p.m. tilt with Washington. Both contests will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks from Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.
The Cardinal (5-6-1, 2-2-1 Pac-12) is currently in third place on the Pac-12 table with seven points at the halfway point of the conference season. Stanford will aim to make up some ground on table leader Washington (13 points) and second-place UCLA (12 points) this weekend.
One week after traveling to Oregon State and Washington, Stanford hosts the two schools in the return legs of the home-and-home schedule. Just as it did last weekend, this weekend begins with the Cardinal taking on the Beavers (6-5-2, 1-3-1 Pac-12, four points). Last Friday the teams battled to a 2-2 draw through a major downpour, splitting the points after Oregon State overcame Adam Jahn's brace with two late goals.
The goals upped Jahn's team-leading total to seven for the campaign.
Sunday, the Cardinal will honor its four seniors, Jahn, Dersu Abolfathi, Eric Anderson, and Hunter Gorskie, prior to the 3 p.m. contest against Washington (9-3-2, 4-0-1 Pac-12, 13 points). Stanford will aim to avenge last Sunday's 2-0 loss, as the Huskies were able to net a pair of goals over the final 10 minutes after Stanford was forced to play with 10 men following a 54th-minute red card.
Mark Rogondino and Cobi Jones will be on the call Thursday on the Pac-12 Network, while Allen Hopkins and Brian Dunseth will call Sunday's action against the Huskies.