Stanford To End Six-Game Road Trip At Tulsa Tournament Thursday-Friday

Sept. 15, 2003

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THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MATCHES
Thursday, September 18 (7:35 pm, CT)
Stanford (1-3-0) at No. 20 Tulsa (5-1-0)*

Friday, September 19 (5:00 pm, CT)
Stanford vs. No. 8 SMU (4-1-0)*+
*Tulsa Tournament at Tulsa, OK
+Internet only broadcast available at gostanford.com ... The game is being produced by KXVI Live with Ray Canevari calling the action

STANFORD MEN'S SOCCER TEAM NOTES

  • Stanford concludes a season-opening six-game road trip with a pair of contests at the Tulsa Tournament versus host and No. 21 Tulsa (Thursday, September 18, 7:35 pm, CT) and No. 8 SMU (Friday, September 19, 5:00 pm, CT) ... Stanford dropped a 3-1 decision to Tulsa at the Stanford/Nike Invitational last year (9/27/02) in the only meeting ever between the schools, while taking a 3-2 victory over SMU (9/6/02) at the Bay Area Classic last season to take a 2-1-0 lead in the all-time series with the Mustangs
  • Tulsa and SMU both picked up a pair of one-goal victories over Oral Roberts and New Mexico last Friday and Saturday at the Mi Cocina Classic in Dallas
  • Stanford has dropped three of its first four games and its 1-3-0 record is its worst after four games since the Cardinal also opened with a 1-3-0 mark in 1994 ... After a season-opening 1-0 double overtime victory over then No. 18 Cal State Fullerton, the Cardinal has dropped three straight, the first time it has lost three or more in row since 1997 when Stanford ended the season with five straight losses
  • Stanford has dropped out of the NSCAA's Top 25 national rankings
  • Stanford has been outshot in its first two games of the season, 58-34, but holds a slim 16-15 advantage over its opponents in corner kicks
  • Stanford has allowed just five goals in its first four matches but scored only three
  • Stanford is 1-0 in overtime 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

  • Matt Janusz, Darren Fernandez and James Twellman have scored one goal each this season to share the scoring lead ... Bret Shimizu, Galen Thompson and Sean Whalen have one assist each
  • 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 then #18 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 0.49 GAA and needs just 106:31 minutes to reach the minimum number of career minutes in goal and become Stanford's all-time leader in the category (Adam Zapala currently has the lowest career GAA of any goalkeeper in Stanford history with an 0.63 mark in 8,112 minutes from 1997-2000) ... 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 Classic, while Janusz and Mike Wilson were named to the All-Tournament squad at the adidas-Brown Classic
  • Janusz increased his team's active career lead in goals (15) and points (38) with his first goal of the season versus Yale (9/14) ... He is also Stanford's active career leader in assists with eight
  • Third-year head coach Bret Simon has posted an .775 (38-10-3) winning percentage, the best in school history

    ON THE HORIZON
    Following the Brown Tournament, Stanford will conclude 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
    at Brown 2, Stanford 1 (September 12, 2003)
    adidas-Brown Classic, Providence, RI
    No. 19 Stanford fell to host Brown, 2-1, in a first round game at the sixth annual Adidas-Brown Classic. Stanford led 1-0 on a goal early in the second half by James Twellman before Brown answered with a pair of second half goals in front of a sellout crowd at Stevenson Field. The Cardinal fell to 1-2 on the season, while Brown won its season-opener.

    Stanford got on the board first early in the second half when Twellman knocked in a corner kick taken by Galen Thompson. The Bears quickly responded less than nine minutes later to tie the game 1-1 when Brown senior captain Adom Crew dribbled into the box and junior Marcos Romaneiro chipped in the loose ball for the Bears first goal of the season.

    Brown recorded the game-winning goal at the 69:16 mark when freshman Matt Britner headed in a corner kick taken by Romaneiro. The goal was Britner's first collegiate score and Romaneiro's third point of the night.

    Brown held a slim 13-12 advantage in shots over the Cardinal, while Stanford led 9-5 in penalty kicks.

    Cardinal goalkeeper Robby Fulton recorded six saves, while Brown goalkeeper Chris Gomez had four.

    at Yale 2, Stanford 1 (September 14, 2003)
    adidas-Brown Classic, Providence, RI
    No. 19 Stanford scored first for the second consecutive game but was unable to hold the early advantage in a 2-1 loss to Yale in its second and final contest at the adidas-Brown Classic. Yale's Andrew Dealy converted a penalty kick with under four minutes remaining in regulation at 86:46 to snap a 1-1 tie and lift the Bulldogs to their first victory of the season. Stanford lost its third straight game.

    Matt Janusz gave the Cardinal its early 1-0 lead and scored his first goal of the season when he set up in the box by Sean Whalen's cross at 14:22.

    Alex Munns tied the game at 1-1 less than five minutes after Janusz' goal when he scored after a free kick on an assist from Lindsey Williams at 18:47. Neither team would score again until Dealy converted his penalty kick after Williams was taken down in the box.

    Yale held an 18-8 advantage in shots and led the Cardinal by a 6-1 margin in penalty corners.Yale goalkeeper Matt Aleksinas earned his first victory of the season without recording a save, while Stanford's Andrew Kartunen was hit with the loss in his first action with Stanford. Kartunen recorded a pair of second half saves after entering the game at halftime.

    Robby Fulton played the first half for Stanford, picking up three saves.

    COACHING STAFF
    Bret Simon is in his third year as Stanford's head coach and has compiled a 38-10-3 record for an .775 winning percentage, the best in school history. Simon has an overall record of 134-36-12 (.769) 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.

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