Pac-12 Networks' Elise Woodward recaps the Oregon State Beavers studding 3-2 upset over No. 5 Stanford on Saturday evening in Corvallis. The Cardinal got on the board almost immediately with a score from Zach Ryan (2'). But the Beavers answered with three straight goals in the first half from Gloire Amanda (8'), Tyrone Mondi (13'), and Sofiane Djeffal (40'). Oregon State's defense was then able to hold off the Cardinal for long enough in the second half to earn the upset win.
ELISE WOODWARD: Senior Day in Corvallis. They had a single senior, and, boy, did he go out in style. Joe Hafferty honored before the match today. His family in the stands. So great to see some of the supporters able to attend. And, boy, did they get a show today, as Joe Hafferty said goodbye to the Beaver faithful and then said hello to a big-time upset.
The fifth-ranked team in America, the Stanford Cardinal, in town. And in the 3rd minute, they get this goal. Will Richmond turning the corner, crossing it in. And Zach Ryan, the second leading goal scorer in the Pac-12, easy pickings for him. Ball put right on his foot from Richmond.
But the Beavers, they would find the equalizer in the 8th minute. Didn't take long to find the nation's leading scorer. Gloire Amanda, going top of the frame-- well done-- putting that one away. And fired up as they are right back in this one.
Then, just a few moments later, in the 14th minute, getting it to Tyrone Mondi, the cutback and the far-post goal. Pretty. He just stopped on a dime and put it by the keeper, Andrew Thomas.
Then the Beavers getting a third goal. This is Crespo getting it in. And Sofi back on the field. Sofi Djeffal, the French native, has missed some time with a hamstring injury. The Beavers, a different squad when he is healthy. He started today and played all 90 and looked at the top of his game.
We went to halftime, 3 to 1, and Stanford put a ton of pressure. This time, looked like a cross, and it just slips through the fingers of Roman Gabriel, making his first start ever as a Beaver, the sophomore. But it was the Beavers' defense holding tight. Gabriel getting the win in his first-ever start. And the Beavers surviving the second half, 17 shots to 7.
But the Beavers were the ones that found the net three times, and they get the win. The upset over the fifth-ranked team in America in the final game of the season, and they host the senior-- hoist him up on the shoulders. What a day! The Beavers win 3-2.