Stanford Travels To No. 22 Santa Clara Thursday And California Sunday

Oct. 1, 2003

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THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MATCHES
Thursday, October 2 (7 pm)
Stanford (2-5-1, 0-0-0) at No. 22 Santa Clara (7-2-2, 0-0-0)
Game Coverage: Stanford-Santa Clara Live Stats

Sunday, October 5 (2 pm)
Stanford at California (4-4-1, 0-0-0)*
*Pac-10 Game

STANFORD MEN'S SOCCER TEAM NOTES

  • Stanford will play a couple of local Bay Area road games this week at No. 22 Santa Clara (Thursday, October 2, 7 pm) and California (Sunday, October 5, 2 pm) with the Broncos serving as Stanford's final tune-up before the Cardinal faces the Golden Bears in its 2003 Pac-10 opener ... Stanford holds a slim 15-13-5 advantage in its all-time series versus Santa Clara and has a current seven-game unbeaten streak (6-0-1) against the Broncos with the last Santa Clara victory in the series coming at Santa Clara in Stanford's regular season finale on November 9, 1997 ... Stanford holds an all-time advantage of 23-8-6 versus California but was 0-1-1 against the Golden Bears a year ago and last beat the Golden Bears in Berkeley on November 11, 2002
  • Stanford captured the 2003 Stanford/Nike Invitational and snapped a six-game unbeaten streak with a 4-1 victory over UC Irvine last Sunday ... All four teams in the tournament finished with 1-1-0 records for three points each but the Cardinal, who dropped a 3-1 decision to No. 24 Fairleigh Dickinson in their first game of the tournament on Friday night, was awarded the tournament title by the third tie breaking option of most goals scored in the tournament (5)
  • Stanford's 4-1 victory over UC Irvine in its most recent game last Sunday snapped a six-game winless streak (0-5-1), the longest the Cardinal had gone without a victory since going 0-8-1 over a nine-game stretch from September 17-October 20, 1995
  • Stanford's four goals versus UC Irvine were a team season-high and matched the four goals scored by the team in its first seven contests
  • The Cardinal has been outshot two consecutive opponents after not outshooting any of its opponents in its first six contests
  • Stanford is 1-0-1 in a pair of 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

    THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS NOTES

  • Santa Clara dropped two of its three matches last week to tumble 15 spots in this week's NSCAA poll to No. 22 ... The Broncos were upset 2-1 at San Jose State to begin the week last Tuesday before rebounding with an impressive 2-1 win over No. 19 Tulsa on Friday but losing 2-1 at Missouri-Kansas City to end the week's play on Sunday
  • California has a 4-1-1 record in its last six games after having dropped three in a row to open the season ... The Golden Bears finished second at the Stanford/Nike Invitational last week, dropping a 1-0 decision to UC Irvine in their opening game of the tournament Friday before rebounding for a 2-0 victory over No. 24 Fairleigh Dickinson last Sunday

    ON THE HORIZON
    After its road games at Santa Clara and California this week, the Cardinal will return to Maloney Field for a pair of key Pac-10 games versus Oregon State (Friday, October 10, 7 pm) and No. 13 Washington (Sunday, October 12) next week.

    STANFORD MEN'S SOCCER INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES

  • Seyi Abolaji ... Has played in one game off the bench
  • Michael Brown ... Has played in six games with two starts
  • K.C. Coyne ... Has played in six games off the bench
  • Darren Fernandez ... Has scored one goal and two points ... Has one of the team's two game-winning goals ... Has played in eight games with five starts
  • Robby Fulton ... Leads the team with a 1.07 GAA and tied for the team-lead with 25 saves ... Recorded 13 saves and picked up his 11th career shutout in the season-opening 1-0 win over then No. 18 Cal State Fullerton with the 13 saves ranking as tied the sixth most saves in the nation in a single game this season ... Leads the Pac-10 with an average of 6.25 saves per game ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Cal-Adidas Legacy Classic ... Led the nation and broke Stanford's single-season record with an 0.43 GAA last year ... 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) ... Had nine shutouts in 2002, ranking tied for fifth on Stanford's single-season list ... Has started four games
  • Abe Geiger ... Has one goal (two points), scoring the game-winning goal in a 4-1 victory over UC Irvine (9/28) ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Cal-Adidas Legacy Classic ... Has started all eight games
  • Luis Gonzales ... Has not played
  • Kyle Hency ... Has not played
  • Ashvin Kumar ... Has played in four games with one start
  • Matt Janusz ... Leads the team in goals (3) and points (7) after scoring a season-high five points on a pair of goals and an assist in a 4-1 victory over UC Irvine (9/28) ... Has taken a team-high 14 shots, including a team-best 10 on goal ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Adidas-Brown Classic ... Stanford's active career leader in goals (17), assists (9) and points (43) ... Has started all eight games
  • Andrew Kartunen ... Co-leads the team with 25 saves ... Has posted a 1.48 GAA ... Recorded a career-high 14 saves versus SMU (9/19), tied for the fourth-highest single-game save total in the nation this season ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Microtel Inn & Suites/Hurricane Classic ... Has played in five games with four starts
  • Todd Leber ... Has contributed one assist, playing in three games off the bench
  • Aaron Maines ... Has started all eight games
  • Chad Marshall ... Picked up his first goal of the season versus UC Irvine (9/28) ... Named to the All-Tournament teams at the Cal-Adidas Legacy Classic and the Microtel Inn & Suites/Hurricane Classic ... Has played in nine games with eight starts
  • Bronson McDonald ... Has played in eight games with five starts
  • David Oleson ... Has played in three games off the bench
  • Spencer Porter ... Has not played
  • Stephen Ringer ... Has played in eight games off the bench
  • Marcus Ryan ... Has started all eight games
  • Bret Shimizu ... Leads the team with a pair of assists ... Has played in six games with four starts
  • Galen Thompson ... Has one assist ... Has played in eight games with five starts
  • James Twellman ... Tied for second on the team with three points on one goal and one assist .. Has started all eight games
  • Sean Whalen ... Tied for second on the team with three points on one goal and one assist .. Has played in seven games with two starts
  • Mike Wilson ... Picked up his first point of the season with an assist versus UC Irvine (9/28) ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Adidas-Brown Classic ... Has started all eight games

    COACHING STAFF
    Bret Simon is in his third year as Stanford's head coach and has compiled a 39-12-4 record for an .745 winning percentage, the second-best in school history. Simon has an overall record of 135-38-13 (.761) 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.

    LAST WEEK'S GAME RECAPS
    Fairleigh Dickinson 3, Stanford 1 (September 26, 2003)
    Stanford/Nike Invitational at Stanford, CA
    No. 24 Fairleigh Dickinson spoiled the home opener for Stanford with a 3-1 victory over the Cardinal in the first meeting ever between the teams on the opening day of the Stanford/Nike Invitational at Maloney Field. Stanford held a 14-3 advantage in shots, outshooting an opponent for the first time this season, but the Knights scored on all three of their attempts.

    The Knights scored twice in the first half as Antonio Nunziata contributed a goal and an assist. Nunziata scored with a shot into the near post just 4:27 into the contest on an assist by Mirza Rusevic as Fairleigh Dickinson jumped out to a quick 1-0 advantage. Nunziata then assisted on a goal at 31:41 by Johnny David that nearly copied Nunziata's first score to put the Knights ahead at halftime, 2-0.

    Fairleigh Dickinson added another goal when Nadav Gottesman scored at 56:57 the second assist of the game for Rusevic.

    Stanford avoided being shutout for the third straight game when Sean Whalen scored his first goal of the season and the second of his career at 84:51 with Todd Leber assisting on a goal for the second time in his career.

    Stanford had a couple other excellent opportunities in the game but Fairleigh Dickinson goalkeeper Andrew Nucifora left his feet on shots by Marcus Ryan at 16:32 and Darren Fernandez at 77:58 to deny the Cardinal.

    Stanford 4, UC Irvine 1 (September 28, 2003)
    Stanford/Nike Invitational at Stanford, CA
    Matt Janusz' two goals and one assist lifted Stanford to a 4-1 victory over UC Irvine and the Stanford/Nike Invitational title. All four teams in the tournament finished with identical 1-1-1 records but Stanford won the tournament by virtue of scoring the most goals of any team in the event with five, which was the third tie breaking procedure after head-to-head results and goal differential. No. 18 California, a 2-0 winner over No. 24 Fairleigh Dickinson in the first game on Sunday, finished second. Fairleigh Dickinson was third and UC Irvine placed fourth.

    The Cardinal had scored just four goals in its first seven games before matching its total for the year with a season-high four, snapping a season-long six-game winless streak (0-5-1).

    UC Irvine scored the first goal of the contest at 31:24 when David Yemane picked up a rebound off a shot by Brad Evans and sneaked the ball by Cardinal goalkeeper Andrew Kartunen into the upper right corner of the goal.

    Chad Marshall tied the game at 1-1 on a set piece at 33:15 when he sliced through the penalty box to head in a free kick from Mike Wilson.

    The score remained tied until Abe Geiger put the Cardinal ahead, 2-1, when he picked up the eventual game-winning goal at 56:41 by taking a pass from Janusz on the left side of the goal and beating UC Irvine goalkeeper Ryan Mathy with a shot across the goal and into the upper right hand corner of the net.

    Janusz then scored both of his goals to make the final score, 4-1, with the Cardinal needing both scores to win the tournament's tie breaking procedure. Bret Shimizu sent a cross into the penalty box that was tapped by James Twellman to Janusz near the left post for his first goal at 58:03. Janusz' second goal came when he beat Mathy one-on-one after an Anteater turnover near midfield. Janusz nearly completed the second hat trick of his collegiate career but Mathy stopped another one-on-one breakaway opportunity at 81:08.

    Stanford goalkeeper Andrew Kartunen picked up his first collegiate victory in the net. Kartunen recorded four saves, including two athletic stops early in the game when UC Irvine went on a three-shot flurry in the seventh minute. UC Irvine goalkeeper Ryan Mathy suffered the loss despite nine saves.

    The Cardinal outshot the Anteaters, 19-10, and held a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks.

    2003 MEMORABLE MOMENTS

  • September 5 ... 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) as Robby Fulton also recorded a career-high 13 saves
  • September 20 ... Andrew Kartunen's first career shutout and career-high 14 saves in a 0-0 tie versus SMU (9/19)
  • September 28 ... Matt Janusz' five points on a pair of goals and an assist to help Stanford turn an early 1-0 deficit into a 4-1 win over UC Irvine to snap a six-game winless streak

    2003 HONORS
    ADIDAS-BROWN CLASSIC ALL-TOURNAMENT
    Matt Janusz, Mike Wilson

    CAL-ADIDAS LEGACY CLASSIC ALL-TOURNAMENT
    Robby Fulton, Abe Geiger, Chad Marshall

    MICROTEL INN & SUITES/HURRICANE CLASSIC ALL-TOURNAMENT
    Andrew Kartunen, Chad Marshall

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