Men's Soccer Defeats CS Fullerton 4-0 In NCAA Tournament
Nov. 18, 2000
STANFORD, Calif. - Senior forward Corey Woolfolk recorded his first career hat trick, scoring three times within the first 20:36 as Stanford defeated Cal State Fullerton 4-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at New Maloney Field. The Cardinal, seeded No. 3 in the tournament, also received a first-half goal and two assists from junior midfielder Derek Shanahan.
Stanford advances to the Second Round with a record of 17-2-1 while Cal State Fullerton ends its season at 15-6-1. The Cardinal will next face the winner of tomorrow's Illinois-Chicago at Bradley match.
Woolfolk wasted little time giving Stanford the lead, taking a Shanahan feed and scoring on a breakaway just 1:13 into the match. At the 15:29 mark, Ryan Nelsen sent a long ball to Woolfolk, who again broke ahead of the Fullerton defense and beat the Titan goalkeeper one-on-one. Just five minutes later, Shanahan's header deflected off Scott Leber and to Woolfolk, who fired a shot to the near post for his 10th goal of the season. The Cardinal, which scored on four of its first seven shots, ended its offensive barrage with Shanahan's goal off a Matt Moses cross at 22:23.
Stanford's defense limited Fullerton to just nine shots en route to its 15th shutout, tying the school record set during the 25-game 1998 season. Senior goalkeeper Adam Zapala, who has been in net for all 15 blankings, made three saves in tying his own school single-season shutout record. Fullerton netminder Sean Rockwell finished with four saves.
Goals by Period 1 2 FCS Fullerton 0 0 0Stanford 4 0 4
Scoring Summary:STAN - Woolfolk (Shanahan) 1:13
STAN - Woolfolk (Nelsen) 15:29
STAN - Woolfolk (Shanahan, Leber) 20:36
STAN - Shanahan (Moses) 22:23
Shots: CS Fullerton 9, Stanford 14
Saves: CS Fullerton 4 (Rockwell 4), Stanford 3 (Zapala 3)
Records: CS Fullerton 15-6-1, Stanford 17-2-1