Down a man and in overtime for the third consecutive game, a successful Derek Waldeck penalty secured a 1-1 draw for No. 2 Stanford against visiting Oregon State in a Pac-12 Conference men's soccer match Sunday afternoon.
Stanford (7-1-2, 1-1-1) went down a goal in the 68th minute when the Beavers' Joel Walker scored on the counter to put the Cardinal in a hole for the third match in a row.
Minutes after OSU's strike, Stanford went down a man when junior right back Logan Panchot was shown a straight red for a tackle in front of the Beaver bench at 71:18. The Cardinal was already without Panchot's co-captain, center back Tanner Beason, who missed the first match of his career following an injury sustained Thursday night against Washington.
Three yellow cards on Oregon State (5-4-1, 2-1-1) were shown in quick succession after Panchot was sent off. Loke Strenov was booked at 72:40, Steffan Yeates at 72:46 and Arnaud Deniel at 75:58. Yeates' card, which came for a shove in the back on Stanford's Gabe Segal, awarded Stanford a penalty. Derek Waldeck, wearing the captain's armband in place of Beason, stepped up to the spot for the first time in his career and buried his attempt to even the score.
"You plan ahead," Stanford coach Jeremy Gunn said. "We have a Plan A, a Plan B and we even have a Plan C. Tanner is the Plan A. We have someone else who is Plan B that wasn't on the pitch and so Derek knew that he was going to be taking it."
The Cardinal nearly won it right before the horn at the conclusion of the first overtime when Will Richmond's shot from inside the box was knocked down. A scrum ensued and OSU keeper Adrian Fernandez saved the rebound, but couldn't quite hold onto it and used his body as a wall to shield the ball from crossing the line.
"We're a man down and a goal down and displayed magnificent resolve to get back into it," Gunn said. "We worked so hard behind the ball and then we had the best chance of the game to win and should have put it away."
OSU had a pair of chances to bag the winner. In the 87th minute Walker was 1-on-1 with Andrew Thomas, who came off his line and made the save with his left leg.
In the 106th minute a Beaver cross skipped up into the air in the middle of the box and Sofiane Djeffal one-timed to the left post, but freshman defender Keegan Hughes made a kick save and then Thomas tipped it over the crossbar to preserve the draw.
"They're tremendous," Gunn said of his underclassmen. "I thought Keegan Tingey was magnificent at left back in his first career start and Keegan Hughes fantastic again. Ryan Ludwick came in and played a phenomenal game as well. It's next man up. This is sport. This is college soccer. You can sit and worry about who is not on the pitch or make sure the people are the pitch are doing their best and that's what we did today."
Stanford, which has found itself down a goal in a number of games recently, was pushing to go ahead from the outset. Tingey had a blast saved in the ninth minute and through the first 30 minutes the Cardinal was up 9-1 in shots and 4-0 on corners.
Just before Oregon State's score in the second half, Zach Ryan nearly headed one home, but Fernandez made a leaping save to knock it over the goal.
Stanford is back in action Thursday night at UCLA at 8 p.m. in a match broadcast on Pac-12 Networks.