Dragons Wrap Up Exhibition Play in Front of Huge Crowd in Palo Alto
Nearly 1,000 Fans Pack Steuber Stadium to Witness Stanford Defeat the Dragons 3-1
BDFC traveled south to Palo Alto on Friday night to take on the defending national champions Stanford Cardinal at Steuber Rugby Stadium. An impressive crowd of nearly 1,000 people witnessed a 3-1 victory for the home team. Several large groups were in attendance including Dragons Community Partners Foster City AYSO, San Mateo AYSO & San Bruno Lowen.
After a scoreless first half, the Cardinal took the lead early in the second half with a goal from Amir Bashti. The Dragons quickly leveled the match at 1-1 after a beautiful goal from Matthew Wiesenfarth, assisted by Gabe Silveira. However, the 1-1 scoreline would not last long as Bashti scored again to give Stanford a 2-1 lead, and shortly after the Cardinal added a third to complete the 3-1 victory.
The match was a showcase for five Stanford stars Amir Bashti, Corey Baird, Drew Skundrich, Brian Nana-Sinkam & Nico Corti who will all join the Dragons for PDL play in May.
With exhibition play complete, the Dragons look forward to the start of PDL play this upcoming Friday May 6th on the road versus the Fresno Fuego.