Beavers Take Down No. 1 Stanford on the Farm

STANFORD, Calif.  –  Logan Farrington found the net twice as the Oregon State men’s soccer team earned a victory over No. 1 Stanford 2-1 Sunday afternoon in Stanford, Calif.

With the victory, the Beavers have now knocked off the No. 1-ranked team in the nation in three-straight seasons, with all of those victories coming on the road. Oregon State also extended its unbeaten streak against Stanford to six consecutive matches.

Farrington bagged his first goal in the 21st minute, before the Cardinal recorded an equalizer less than 10 minutes later. The forward recorded the game-winner in the 81st to send the Beavers away with the win.

Farrington brings his impressive total to seven goals in seven matches this season. Fran Cortijo recorded an assist, his sixth of the season.

The Beavers opened the match on the front-foot, creating some early scoring chances, including an early shot from Arnau Farnos, as he made his return to the Oregon State lineup. Farrington opened the scoring in the 21st minute, as a beautiful 40-yard pass from Tomas Bedouret put him in on goal. The striker made no mistake from a tight angle to give Oregon State an early lead.

Stanford responded by pressing forward, and was able to even the score at one in the 30th. Both sides went back-and-forth for the remainder of the opening half before heading to the break deadlocked.

The Beavers came close to reclaiming the advantage in the 58th, when Farnos placed a shot on frame, but a Stanford defender hustled to clear the ball off the line.

Farrington got his head on the end of Cortijo’s cross in the 81st to put the Beavers in front, and Oregon State was able to hold on from there, claiming the win by a goal.

The Beavers will return to nonconference play next weekend when they host LMU at Lorenz Field.