Oregon soccer held on for most of the match against No. 6 Stanford, but eventually dropped 1-0 on the road Sunday night.
After keeping the game tied at zero through the first, Stanford finally broke through with the only goal of the contest, an Andi Sullivan redirected header to the side of the net.
Assisted by teammate Tegan McGrady, who tore down the left sideline before whipping the cross in, the score marked Sullivan’s team-leading fifth of the season.
Oregon midfielder Marlo Sweatman had a chance at the dying moments of the night to tie the game, but watched as her shot sailed wide of the goal.
The score was closer than it should have been, as Stanford had 22 shots on goal. However, they had trouble getting them on frame, only forcing Oregon sophomore starting goalie Halla Hinriksdottir to make five saves. That was the second most saves she has made this season in a single game.
Sweatman posted the most shots for Oregon, with two, but as a team, they were never able to generate much offense of their own. They ended with three shots — only one on goal. The main problem was the midfield was forced to sit back and defend the aggressive Stanford attack, not being able to support the forwards.
Stanford spread the attack around, ending with 10 players recording at least one shot in the game.
Oregon will look to snap its three game losing streak as they return home to host USC on Saturday. Opening kickoff is scheduled at 6 p.m.
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