Men's Soccer Falls to Stanford
Oct. 22, 2000
Seattle - Second-ranked Stanford got revenge and the No. 4 Washington men's soccer team suffered its first conference loss as the visiting Cardinal handed the Huskies a 2-0 setback in Pac-10 Conference action in front of a school record 3,280 fans at Husky Soccer Field.
The loss, which snapped a six-game win streak and was just the second at home, drops the Huskies to 9-4-0 overall and 4-1-0 in the Pac-10. Stanford, with its only loss of the season to Washington back on Oct. 6, improves to 13-1-1, 4-1-0.
Stanford's Sean Sylivis put the first goal in for the Cardinal when he connected on a low shot from 12 yards out on the left side at 25:29, set up by a low cross from Corey Woolfolk. It was Woolfolk who finished off the scoring with the second goal in the closing minutes of the game. He had a solo shot at an open net at 89:29, after Husky keeper Chad Olsen moved out of the mouth of the goal in a scramble near the left post.
'We had a good start,' said Husky head coach Dean Wurzberger. 'We convert a chance and it changes the game, they have to come at us. To fall behind to a team like Stanford is a tough challenge. We did down there (at Stanford), against all odds, and equalized. But we didn't today. This is a tough team. You can look at their record and see that. They are effective. Full credit to Stanford. They worked hard and stayed with their game and we were never able to score under pressure. We weren't able to capitalize when we needed to.'
The match was fairly even, with both teams tallying seven shots in the first half and Stanford finishing with 13 while Washington had 12. Both teams had three corner kicks apiece. Stanford committed 24 fouls though, while Washington had 14 for the game.
'We were unlucky,' added senior captain Mike Casale. 'We hit the posts, we had some early chances. They got two or three chances and they put two of them in. On the last goal, we were all pushing forward, so it isn't like we are walking away with our heads down. We are upset, but we know we are better than we played today. It was an off day. We worked hard, but we didn't do our passing and our finishing.'
Washington remains at home to host Gonzaga in a non-conference match Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at Husky Soccer Field. The Huskies resumer conference play with their final home game against UCLA Nov. 3.
Pac-10 Men's Soccer
(No. 2) Stanford 2, (No. 4) Washington 0
Husky Soccer Field, Seattle, Wash.
Oct. 22, 2000
Scoring: 1, Stanford, Sean Sylivis (Corey Woolfolk), 25:29, 2, Stanford, Corey Woolfolk, 89:29.
Shots: Stanford 13, UW 12
Saves: UW 5, Stanford 1
Corners: UW 3, Stanford 3
Fouls: Stanford 24, UW 14
Yellow cards: UW 1 (Mike Casale)