No. 19 Stanford Continues Road Trip Versus Brown And Yale
Sept. 11, 2003
THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MATCHES
Friday, September 12 (7:30 pm, ET)
No. 19 Stanford (1-1-0) vs. Brown (0-0-0)*
Sunday, September 14 (11:00 am, ET)
No. 19 Stanford vs. Yale (0-0-0)*
*Brown Tournament at Providence, RI
STANFORD MEN'S SOCCER TEAM NOTES
STANFORD MEN'S SOCCER INDIVIDUAL NOTES
ON THE HORIZON
Following the Brown Tournament, Stanford will conlcude its season-opening six-game road trip at the Tulsa Tournament by facing host Tulsa on Thursday, September 18 (7:35 pm, CT) and SMU on Friday, September 19 (5:00 pm, CT). Stanford will open its home schedule by hosting the Stanford/Nike Invitational on Friday, September 26 and Sunday, September 28. The Cardinal opens versus Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday (7:30 pm) and plays UC Irvine on Sunday (2:30 pm).
LAST WEEK'S GAME RECAPS
Stanford 1, Cal State Fullerton 0 (September 5, 2003 ... at Cal Adidas Legacy Classic, Berkeley, CA) -- #6 Stanford opened its 2003 campaign with a thrilling 1-0 double overtime victory over #18 Cal State Fullerton (2-1) when Darren Fernandez headed in the only goal of the game on an assist by Bret Shimizu at 102:27 in a first round game of the Cal Adidas Legacy Classic at Edwards Stadium. Stanford goalkeeper Robby Fulton, who broke the school's single-season record and led the nation with an 0.43 GAA a year ago, picked up his 11th career shutout and notched a career-high 13 saves. Stanford, the NCAA runner-up last season, won its seventh straight season-opener dating back to 1997.
Fulton's biggest save came at 86:12 when Cal State Fullerton's Hector Orellana got a close look from about five yards out on the left side of the goal before Fulton came up with his shot attempt to the left post.
Stanford had previously bunched together three serious opportunities midway through the second half, including an open shot from the top of the box by Fernandez that missed high at 78:00. James Twellman previously had a shot miss just left of the net at 65:30 and the Cardinal earned a direct kick that nearly missed when Matt Janusz was fouled just outside of the box at 61:03.
Cal State Fullerton controlled play for much of the regulation and finished with a 17-9 shot advantage over the Cardinal. Both teams registered a pair of corner kicks.
Stanford's Chad Marshall (88:27) and Cal State Fullerton's Jason Ashurst (101:46) were both hit with yellow cards during the contest.
Old Dominion 1, Stanford 0 (September 7, 2003 ... at Cal Adidas Legacy Classic, Berkeley, CA) -- Bamidele Oluwalana's unassisted goal just before halftime at 44:49 lifted Old Dominion to a 1-0 victory over #6 Stanford in the second game of the Cal Adidas Legacy Classic for both teams at Edwards Stadium on Sunday. The win lifted the Monarchs to the tournament title, while Stanford finished third after losing a tiebreaker to #19 California (which also finished the tournament with a 1-1 record). Old Dominion also defeated California on the first day of the tournament last Friday. The loss marks the first time Stanford has dropped one of its first two games of the season since 1996.
Old Dominion held a slim 9-5 advantage in shots for the game, including a 6-0 margin in the first half. Stanford outshot the Monarchs after the break, 5-3, and had one serious chance thwarted in the waning moments of the contest when Chad Marshall's header got by Old Dominion goalkeeper Samuel Cameron and was headed toward the goal before a defender knocked the potential game-tying shot away.
Cameron picked up his third consecutive victory, while Fulton suffered the loss. Both goalkeepers posted three saves.
Stanford had four corner kicks, while the Monarchs attempted two.
Bret Simon is in his third year as Stanford's head coach and has compiled a 38-8-3 record for an .806 winning percentage, the best in school history. Simon has an overall record of 134-34-12 (.778) in his ninth season as a Division I head coach. Matt Stimson is in his third year as an assistant coach on The Farm while Tim Hanley is in his second season as the team's goalkeepers coach and Charlie Hatfield his first season as a volunteer assistant.
2003 MEMORABLE MOMENTS
CURRENT NSCAA RANKINGS (SEPTEMBER 8, 2003)
1. Maryland (4-0-0), 2. Wake Forest (3-0-0), 3. UCLA (3-1-1), 4. Saint Louis (4-0-0), 5. North Carolina (3-0-1), 6. Santa Clara (3-0-0), 7. Old Dominion (3-0-0), 8. Rutgers (2-0-0), 9. SMU (2-1-0), 10. Connecticut (2-2-0), 11. Indiana (1-1-2), 12. Alabama-Birmingham (2-0-2), 13. Hartwick (3-0-0), 14. UC Santa Barbara (2-0-1), 15. St. John's (1-2-0), 16. South Carolina (4-0-0), 17. Coastal Carolina (3-0-0), 18. Notre Dame (1-1-0), 19. Stanford (1-1-0), 20. Oakland (2-0-1), 21. Tulsa (3-1-0), 22. Florida International (3-1-0), 23. Cal State Northridge (3-0-1), 24. Virginia Commonwealth (3-1-0), 25. Pennsylvania (0-0-0)