No. 3 Men's Soccer Blanks Rival California 2-0
Nov. 11, 2001
BERKELEY, Calif. - The Cardinal got back on the winning track Sunday afternoon in Berkeley, recording its 10th shutout of the season by defeating the California Golden Bears 2-0. The win, which was the first for Stanford since Oct. 28, improves the Cardinal's overall record to 14-1-1 and 4-1-1 in the Pac-10.
Stanford freshman Darren Fernandez (Benoni, South Africa) gave the Cardinal a 1-0 lead in the first half, scoring in the 26th minute for his third goal of the season. Senior Derek Shanahan (St. Charles, Ill.) was credited with the assist on the play, his sixth of the year.
The Cardinal tacked on an insurance score in the second half, when junior Johanes Maliza (Chicago, Ill.) beat California goalkeeper Josh Saunders following an assist from Shanahan in the 67th minute. The Cardinal defense was steady once again, and has now given up just one goal in the last six contests.
The Golden Bears (9-8-1, 2-4-0) outshot Stanford 10-5 in the contest, but the Cardinal held a 5-4 advantage in saves. Stanford netminder Andrew Terris (Newton, Mass.) started the game and notched three saves in 14:20, before giving way to Robby Fulton (West Linn, Ore.) for the final 75:40. Fulton made two saves on the day.
Stanford will be the on the road for its final two regular season games of the year, as they travel to Seattle to square off against Washington on Fri., Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. The Cardinal will then wrap up the regular season two days later against Oregon State.
Scoring 1 2 FStanford 1 1 2California 0 0 0
Scoring Summary: STAN- Fernandez (Shanahan) 26:05, STAN- Maliza (Shanahan) 67:00.
Shots: California 10, Stanford 8.
Saves: Stanford 5, California 4.
Fouls: California 12, Stanford 7.
Records: Stanford 14-1-1 (4-1-1 Pac-10), California 9-8-1 (2-4-0).