The Pac-12 Co-Player of the Year scored his seventh winner of the season in the second overtime to give No. 5 seed Stanford a 1-0 win over No. 16 Virginia -- the 2014
national champion -- in Sunday's third round.
The Cardinal will face the Cardinals -- Stanford at No. 4 seed Louisville -- on Saturday in the quarterfinals.
“It was an incredible game with two ultra-competitive teams that went back-and-forth,” Stanford head coach Jeremy Gunn said. “In these tight ones, it’s all about executing on chances. Soccer’s that tight game that is always going to be very nip and tuck. We put a great one in there, our guy challenges and wins the ball and with that we buried it.”
In the 106th minute, Adam Mosharrafa lofted a free kick to the far post, where Tomas Hilliard-Arce headed it back in front of goal to Langsdorf, who buried it with a diving header for his 14th goal of the season, the most for a Cardinal player since Roger Levesque in 2001.
Both teams hit the woodwork earlier in the game. Guatemalan Pablo Aguilar, whose golden goal won the Cavaliers' second round game against Vermont, hit the crossbar from 30 yards in the 57th minute. In the first minute of overtime, Drew Skundrich's header hit the inside of the post, but Stanford had better luck 15 minutes later.
Nov. 27 in Stanford, Calif.
Stanford 1 Virginia 0. Goal: Langsdorf (Mosharrafa, Hilliard-Arce) 106.
Stanford -- Epstein, Beason, Hilliard-Arce, Marion, Nana-Sinkam, Baird, Skundrich, Gilbey, Mosharrafa, Waldeck, Langsdorf. Subs: Bashti, Alabi, Werner.
Virginia -- Caldwell, Nus, Odusote, Aguilar, Wade, Corriveau, Opoku, Foss, Koffi, Lowe, Sullivan. Sub: Salandy-Defour.