Men's Soccer Lose, 3-0, to Stanford
Oct. 15, 2000
Stanford, Calif. - Senior forward Luke Rust scored two of Stanford's three second-half goals as the fourth-ranked Cardinal men's soccer team defeated California 3-0 in a Pacific-10 Conference match this afternoon at New Maloney Field. Stanford improves to 11-1-1 overall and 2-1-0 in Pac-10 play while California falls to 2-9-1 and 0-2-1.
Following a scoreless first half in which Stanford took only four shots, the Cardinal dominated after intermission by outshooting the Golden Bears 8-1 and scoring all three of its goals. The first score came at 55:50 when defender Aaron Biddle played a through ball to forward Roger Levesque, who took a pair of touches before drilling a shot from 25 yards out.
Rust then registered his first multi-goal game of the season in a span of just seven minutes. At the 75:58 mark, he took a feed from Sean Sylvis on the left side and slotted a shot to the far post for a 2-0 Cardinal lead. In the 83rd minute, Abe Geiger sent a cross from the right to left, where Rust redirected the ball into the back of the net.
'Overall, I am very pleased with the effort from these guys,' said head coach Kevin Grimes. 'We are definitely progressing as a team, but we need to maintain this overall 90 minutes.'
Cal keeper Marco Palmieri finished with five saves.
Cal finally returns home next Friday, when they host the UCLA Bruins at Edwards Stadium at 12:30 p.m. the Bears then hit the road one more time when they travel to Moraga, CA., to take on the Saint Mary's Gaels this Sunday at 2 p.m.
Goals by Period 1 2 FCalifornia 0 0 0Stanford 0 3 3
Scoring Summary:STAN - Levesque (Biddle) 55:50
STAN - Rust (Sylvis) 75:58
STAN - Rust (Geiger) 82:51
Shots: California 3, Stanford 12
Saves: California 5 (Palmieri 5), Stanford 2 (Zapala 2)
Records: California 2-9-1 (0-2-1), Stanford 11-1-1 (2-1-0)