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Oregon State Visits [7/7] Syracuse to Wrap Up New York Trip

Contest will broadcast live on ACC Network Extra/WatchESPN

Up Next
- Oregon State will remain in New York to take on [7/7] Syracuse on Tuesday, September 12, at 4 p.m PT
- This will be the Beavers' first meeting against the Orange
- Syracuse becomes the fourth team OSU will face for a first meeting in school history in 2017 behind American University, Fairfield and Colgate
- OSU is 0-3 in first meetings in 2017, suffering a loss to Fairfield (2-1), American (1-0) and Colgate (1-0)

Follow Along
- The contest against Syracuse will broadcast live on the ACC Network Extra/WatchESPN
- Live stats are available on the men's soccer schedule page on OSUBeavers.com
- Live Twitter updates will be available @BeaverMSoccer

Series Histories
- This is the first meeting between Oregon State and Syracuse
- Head Coach Steve Simmons has faced 51 different opponents as the Beavers' bench boss since taking over in 2009
- Simmons is 28-18-5 in first meetings while at OSU

Scouting Report
- Syracuse sits at No. 7 in the most recent United Soccer Coaches and Top Drawer Soccer rankings
- The Orange own a record of 3-0-2 after taking a 2-2 draw against Virginia on Sept. 8
- Three of SU's games have gone to extra time and the Orange have come away with a 1-0-2 record in those games
- Syracuse took a 2-1 win over St. Louis before earning a 1-1 draw against Princeton in the other two extra time matches
- The Orange own a 2-1 win over SIU Edwardsville on August 27 and a 3-1 win over Northwestern on Sept. 3 at the Central New York Classic
- Junior Jonathan Hagman paces Syracuse with three goals on 13 shots, followed by one goal and three assists from sophomore Johannes Pieles and two goals and one assist from freshman Tajon Buchanan
- In total, seven different members of the Orange have buried a goal in 2017
- Juniors Hugo Delhommelle and Adnan Bakalovic, sophomore John-Austin Ricks and freshman Petter Strangeland each have one goal
- Junior Hendrik Hilpert has made five appearances in the net for SU with four starts, a 1.19 goals against average, 11 saves and a .647 save percentage

Last Time Out
- The Beavers fell to Colgate 1-0 after a late Raider goal in the 88th minute of the contest
- Uyiosa Omorogbe's touch at 87:35 87:35 was the difference in the game
- Oregon State fired off 12 shots in the match with six on frame, all saved
- Colgate put away 11 shots with four saves made by Ryan Vincent

Super Seniors
- The senior class of Jones, Miralles, Timmy Mueller, Jalen Markey and Sam Tweeton have combined for 284 career appearances on the pitch, including Miralles' time at Vermont
- Jones has 62 appearances for OSU, followed by 60 from Mueller, 58 for Miralles, 55 for Markey and 49 for Tweeton
- Mueller and Jones have contributed the most points, as Jones has 24 goals and six assists, while Mueller owns 23 goals and eight assists for 108 total combined points
- Markey is the resident ironman after accumulating 4,889 minutes in his 55 career appearances
- Markey has played a full 90+ minutes in 50 games over the course of his career at OSU

Freshman Sensation
- Hafferty joined an exclusive club with his first score coming as a game-winner against UC Riverside
- Jones and Mueller are the only other active Beavers whose first career goals came as a game-winner
- Jones buried the first goal of a 2-0 win over UW-Milwaukee on Sept. 5, 2014, while Mueller made a splash with the second goal of a 3-1 win over Evansville on Aug. 29, 2014
- The last OSU true freshman to score their first career goal as a game-winner was David Norman Jr. in 2016, tallying the first goal of the game in a 4-0 win over Wright State

Transfer Market
- Oregon State has had success with transfers over the last few seasons
- Miralles played a big role for the Beavers in 2016 as he tallied one goal and four helpers.
- Matthias Binder is a fresh transfer for 2017 as he made 35 appearances for UW-Milwaukee in two years and posted two goals and four assists in over 2,600 minutes
- Michael Swift is another new transfer, coming from Clemson where he made 17 appearances as a freshman for the Tigers in 2016

Beavers in the Pros 
- Oregon State has produced a number of outstanding professional players in recent seasons
- Danny Mwanga was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 MLS Draft, before Khiry Shelton was selected second overall in 2016
- The list of current Beavers in the pros:
    - Khiry Shelton - New York City FC
    - Alan Gordon - LA Galaxy
    - Emery Welshman - Real Salt Lake
    - Robbie Findley - Rayo OKC (NASL)
    - Danny Mwanga - Ottawa Fury (NASL)
    - Will Seymore - Whitecaps FC 2 (USL Pro)
    - Matt Bersano - Seattle Sounders FC 2 (USL)
    - Tyler Back - Rovaniemen Palloseura (Finnish Veikkausliiga)
    - Mikhail Doholis - Kitsap Pumas (PDL)
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