Jordan Jones and Nathan Braaten each had a goal and the Oregon State men's soccer team rebounded from a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over Pacific on Friday night at Paul Lorenz field.
"For me, it's always been in them to do well," coach Steve Simmons said. "I think, when you get frustrated with losses, there's a tendency for athletes to overthink, and tonight they came out, competed and worked hard against a very good team.
"They wanted to get back on track and hit the reset button and I think they did a great job."
Jones opened up the scoring in the contest in the 29th minute with the 25th goal of his career to give OSU a 1-0 lead. Jones stole the ball on the attacking third off a Tigers miscue and buried the shot past Curtis Goldsmith from 15 yards out into the lower right slot.
Freshman Gage Rogers took advantage of his first career start by making two saves on the front end of the contest to keep the Beavers (3-5) up 1-0 going into the intermission. Rogers needed only one save in the second half to preserve his first clean sheet and first win.
Braaten doubled the hosts' lead in the 77th minute after taking a feed from freshman Joe Hafferty and placing the shot into the far corner for a 2-0 Oregon State advantage.
Pacific put numbers forward to close out the contest, but the OSU defense held firm for the win.
Oregon State opens Pac-12 play on Oct. 1 at Washington.