No. 8 Cal Ties No. 9 Stanford In Double Overtime
Nov. 1, 2002
The eighth-ranked California Golden Bears and the ninth-ranked Stanford Cardinal men's soccer teams battled for 90 minutes in regulation and two ten-minute overtimes, for a 0-0 verdict in aPacific-10 Conference game on a cold Friday night before a crowd of 1,832 fans at Harry Maloney Field. The Bears even their record out to 11-3-2 (4-1-1 Pac-10) as the Cardinal stands at 11-3-2 (2-2-2 Pac-10).
Despite being outshot 11-8, Cal was able to produce six of its shots in the second stanza alone. Two of the shots were taken by Angel Quintero, who fired both high of the Stanford net at 34:09 and 31:44. In a four-minute span during the first half, the Cardinal let off three shots, one each by Darren Fernandez, Johanes Maliza and Matt Janusz, but all sailed wide of the Cal net. Stanford produced a good shot with 6:30 in the first overtime when Roger Levesque drew a free kick. Cal goalkeeper Josh Saunders made the save of the game when he knocked the ball away on a hand save off a shot from Todd Dunivant.
In the second overtime at 4:58, Taylor Graham headed a ball that went wide of the Cal goal off a free kick from Dunivant. Saunders notched five saves in the 110 minutes, collecting his eighth shutout of the year. The shutout puts him tied for fourth place in the all-time Cal record book for most shutouts in a single season. He is tied with Cal goalkeeper coach Henry Foulk. Robby Fulton played the entire 110 minutes in goal for the Cardinal to earn his sixth shutout of the season.
The Bears have yet to defeat the Cardinal in back-to-back games in the all-time series. The last time the two teams tied after Cal defeated Stanford was in 1989. In 1988 the Bears took a 3-1 game from the Cardinal, facing them a year later with a 1-1 result. Without ever having won a game on Stanford turf, the 1989 tie was the last time the Cardinal did not beat the Bears in Stanford.
The Bears return to action next weekend, hosting a pair of Pac-10 games at Edwards Stadium. Friday, Nov. 8 Cal faces UCLA at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 10 the Bears take on Fresno State at 2 p.m.
Men's Soccer Results at Harry Maloney FieldStanford, CA
California (11-3-2, 4-1-1) 0 0 0-0 = 0Stanford (11-3-2, 2-2-2) 0 0 0-0 = 0
SavesFulton (S), 2Saunders (C), 5