Men’s soccer enters conference play in record fashion

Sept. 28, 2014, 11:29 p.m.

With its 3-0 win over Gonzaga, No. 19 Stanford men’s soccer (6-1) is off to its best start since winning six of its first seven games in 2009. The Cardinal are now 6-0-2 in their last eight games on the Farm, a level of success not experienced since the 2008-09 season. Stanford will also end up finishing the month of September undefeated — a first since 2001. In addition, the Card’s 15 goals scored thus far this season in seven games are their most since the 2008-09 season.

Freshman midfielder Foster Langsdorf (above) capped off a Cardinal win over Gonzaga with the first goal of his Stanford career. (JIM SHORIN/

Needless to say, the Cardinal are experiencing a productive and efficient season so far, which continued with their beating of the Zags on Friday night at Cagan Stadium.

“We can be happy with the results we’ve had this season apart from the first game,” head coach Jeremy Gunn told “We’re pleased with how we’re forming as a team. Every coach is going to let you know there are always areas for improvement, but we’re making progress and gearing up quite well. Now we move on to a new part of the season that’s going to be another exciting challenge.”

After providing three of four assists this past weekend, sophomore forward Jordan Morris was the recipient of a perfect pass from fifth-year senior Bobby Edwards to score the first goal of the game. Freshman midfielder Foster Langsdorf capped off the night with his first career goal after splitting his defenders to beat Gonzaga’s keeper to the right.

“I thought [Langsdorf] was brilliant tonight,” Gunn told “We’ve talked about having more strength and depth this year and Foster is a good example of that. He’s someone who hadn’t had minutes yet this season, but came on and had a tremendous performance.”

The Cardinal begin their conference slate this Thursday at Oregon State.

Contact Ashley Westhem at awesthem ‘at’ 

Ashley Westhem was Editor in Chief of Vol. 248 after serving as Executive Editor and Managing Editor of Sports. She is the voice of Stanford women’s basketball for KZSU as well as The Daily’s beat writer for the team and aids in KZSU’s coverage of football. She graduated in 2016 and is currently a Communications masters student. Ashley is from Lake Tahoe, California.

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