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Herd falls to 16th-seeded Stanford

The No. 1 Marshall University Men’s Soccer team’s (18-3) season came to an end in the third round of the 2023 NCAA Tournament on Sunday at Hoops Family Field. The Herd fell 3-0 to 16th-seeded Stanford (11-3-5).

“I thought it was a good performance by us,” Herd men’s soccer head coach Chris Grassie said after the match. “Crazy enough I thought the signs were there right from the beginning. We played through them. We possessed the ball. We had great chances. We did what we needed to do. I told the guys I’m super proud of them. We had two played off the line and one the keeper made a great save. We play this weird sport where sometimes the best team doesn’t win.”

With Marshall trailing 1-0, Matthew Bell had a shot on target was nearly in in the 18th minute, but the Cardinal defense cleared it off the line.

After the teams came out of halftime, Theo Godard fired a first-touch volley towards goal that was saved at the 51:03 mark.

The Herd outshot Stanford 11-10 with the Cardinal defense blocking eight of the home side’s shots.  

Stanford tallied goals in the 16th, 61st and 81st minutes by Jackson Kiil, Will Reilly and Liam Doyle, respectively.

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**Press release from Marshall University – HERDZONE – 11/26/2023 6:26:00 PM | Men’s Soccer

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