No. 19 Stanford Continues Road Trip Versus Brown And Yale

Sept. 11, 2003

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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 continues a season-opening six-game road trip with a pair of contests at the Brown Tournament versus host Brown (Friday, September 12, 7:30 pm, ET) and Yale (Sunday, September 14, 11:00 am, ET) ... The road trip is Stanford's longest since the Cardinal played its first eight games of the 1994 campaign away from home ... Brown and Yale both open their 2003 seasons at the event with the Bulldogs playing Wisconsin in their season-opener on Friday (5:00 pm, ET)
  • Stanford has never beaten either Brown (0-1-2) or Yale (0-1-0) in the all-time series with the schools
  • Stanford split its first two games of the season at the Cal Adidas Legacy Classic ... No. 6 Stanford defeated No. 18 Cal State Fullerton, 1-0 in double overtime, to open the tournament last Friday before falling 1-0 to tournament champion Old Dominion on Sunday ... Stanford's victory over Cal State Fullerton extended the team's win streak in season-openers to seven ... The Cardinal finished third behind Old Dominion and California
  • Stanford dropped from No. 6 to No. 19 in the NCSAA rankings after splitting two games last week, which marked the first time the Cardinal lost one of its first two games of the season since 1996 when Creighton handed Stanford a 4-0 loss in its season-opener
  • Stanford has been outshot in its first two games of the season, 26-14, but leads its opponents 6-4 in corner kicks ... Stanford and its opponents have scored just one goal each in the first two games
  • Stanford finished as the NCAA runner-up to national champion UCLA in 2002, posting an 18-5-2 overall record ... The Cardinal finished third in the Pac-10 with a 5-3-2 conference record
  • Stanford has won at least 18 games in each of the past three seasons and has had five straight winning seasons

    STANFORD MEN'S SOCCER INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Darren Fernandez, who led the team in both goals (9) and game-winning goals (4) last season, scored the team's first and only goal of the season thus far, a game-winner in double overtime to beat #18 Cal State Fullerton, 1-0
  • Bret Shimizu picked up the assist on the game-winning goal by Fernandez
  • Robby Fulton picked up a career-high 13 saves and recorded the 11th shutout of his career in the 1-0 double overtime win versus Cal State Fullerton ... Last year, Fulton led the nation and broke Stanford's single-season record with an 0.43 GAA ... Fulton has a career 0.40 GAA and needs just 242:31 minutes to reach the minimum number of career minutes in goal and become Stanford's all-time leader in the category ... Fulton's nine shutouts in 2002 ranked tied for fifth on Stanford's single-season list
  • Fulton, Abe Geiger and Chad Marshall were selected to the All-Tournament team at the Cal Adidas Legacy
  • Matt Janusz is the team's active career leader in goals (14), assists (eight) and points (36)
  • Third-year head coach Bret Simon has posted an .806 (38-8-3) winning percentage, the best in school history

    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.

    Oluwalana's shot was actually touched by Stanford goalkeeper Robby Fulton but deflected off Cardinal defender James Twellman and into the net.

    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.

    COACHING STAFF
    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

  • Darren Fernandez' game-winning header on assist from Bret Shimizu to defeat Cal State Fullerton, 1-0 in double overtime, in the season-opener (9/5)

    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)

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