Stanford, Santa Clara settle for men's soccer draw


Stanford outshot Santa Clara 14-5 but could not find the back of the net, finishing with a 0-0 draw in the final preseason tune-up Saturday night.

The Cardinal had opportunities throughout the game, including a strong strike by Brandon Vincent in the 44th minute and a powerful blast from Foster Langsdorf in the 74th minute that the Santa Clara keeper was just able to push away. Stanford held a healthy 10-2 corner kick advantage but could not convert.

Langsdorf and Tomas Hilliard-Arce led the team with three shots apiece, followed by Ty Thompson with two and six Cardinal players registering a shot each.

Stanford controlled a majority of play through the midfield and saw a strong performance by Thompson who distributed well and applied constant pressure on the Broncos' midfielders.

The Cardinal's backline was solid and the outside backs did well to well to get involved in the attack down the wings regularly. Andrew Epstein got the start in goal and Nico Corti came on in the second half. Epstein saw two shots – neither on frame – while Corti saw three and made two saves.

The two teams participated in a shootout after the game, which also ended in a tie with both teams converting four-of-five penalty kicks.

Stanford begins its regular season on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Santa Barbara and plays its first home match Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. against Northeastern.

— Stanford Athletics

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