Men's soccer suffers tough loss by No. 2 Stanford in double-overtime

Eddie Dominguez recorded five
saves in Thursday's loss.
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Stanford, Calif. – The San Jose State University men’s soccer team played one of its best matches of the season against the second-ranked Stanford Cardinal only to lose, 2-1, in double-overtime in a non-conference game Thursday night at Harry Maloney Field.

With the score tied 1-1 after regulation and the first overtime period, the Cardinal (9-1-0) were able to hit the game winning goal to best the Spartans (4-6-0) off a corner kick. Darren Fernandez was credited with the winner.

Fernandez scored the winning goal, his sixth of the season, when he took a pass from Mike Wilson and fired the winning shot into the right corner of the net from nine yards away past Spartan goalkeeper Eddie Dominguez.

A Stanford goal by Johanes Maliza goal at 36:48 of the first half gave the Cardinal a 1-0 lead, but at 75:39 of the second half Tony Chang cashed in on a penalty kick to tie the game at 1-1.

Neither team scored during the remainder of regulation, and in the first overtime.

The Spartans will face their third straight ranked opponent when they host No. 19 California at Spartan Stadium this Sunday at 7:00 p.m. The game is also the men’s soccer team’s homecoming match.