Men's Soccer Earns No. 3 Seed For NCAA Tournament
Nov. 13, 2000
The Stanford men's soccer team, coming off a 16-2-1 regular season, has received an at-large bid and the No. 3 seed in the 2000 NCAA Men's College Cup. The Cardinal will host Cal State Fullerton in a First Round match on Saturday, Nov. 18 at New Maloney Field. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. The Stanford-Fullerton winner will face the winner of the Illinois-Chicago at Bradley First Round match.
Stanford will be making its fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament under head coach Bobby Clark, highlighted by an appearance in the 1998 National Championship match. The Cardinal, which tied the 1978 squad for the most regular season wins in school history, has compiled a 4-2-1 record against five tournament opponents (Washington, UCLA, San Jose State, Indiana and Dartmouth).
Cal State Fullerton, which won the Pacific Division of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, enters the tournament with an overall record of 15-5-1 (6-0-1). The Titans have seven players in double-figure scoring, led by senior forward Duncan Oughton, who has 17 goals and eight assists for 42 points. Head coach Al Mistri has used a pair of goalies, as Josh Saunders has a 1.73 goals against average in nine starts while Sean Rockwell has a 1.11 mark in 12 starts.
The 32-team field, as announced by the NCAA Men's Soccer Selection Committee, is comprised of 16 automatic bids and 16 at-large bids. Eight teams are seeded, with North Carolina earning the top seed while Clemson is No. 2. Stanford, San Diego (No. 4) and Virginia (No. 5) round out the top five, while Southern Methodist, South Carolina and San Jose State are Nos. 6-8. Three of the five teams from the first year Pac-10 are in the tournament, with Washington and UCLA joining the Cardinal.
Tickets will go on sale through the Stanford Athletic Ticket Office on, Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 9:00 a.m. For more information, call 1-800-STANFORD.