Stanford Hosts Oregon State And Washington Friday And Sunday

Oct. 8, 2003

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THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MATCHES
Friday, October 10 (7 pm)
Oregon State (7-4-0, 1-1-0) at Stanford (2-6-2, 0-1-0)*

Sunday, October 12 (1 pm)
No. 8 Washington (7-1-1, 1-1-0) at Stanford*
*Pac-10 Game

Game Coverage: An audio broadcast of both Stanford games will available on the air at KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com ... Tom Hurlbutt and Jordi Mata-Fink will be on the microphones
Ticket Information: Call 1-800-STANFORD or click on gostanford.com for tickets to all men's soccer matches ... Tickets will also be available one hour before the game begins at the Stanford Ticket Office adjacent to Maloney Field on gameday

STANFORD MEN'S SOCCER TEAM NOTES

  • Upcoming Games ...
  • Stanford returns home to host Oregon State and No. 8 Washington in a pair of Pac-10 contests this Friday and Sunday ... Stanford holds an all-time 14-1-2 advantage in its all-time series over Oregon State ... The Cardinal has a current eight-game win streak (7-0-1) and a seven-game unbeaten streak (9-0-1) against the Beavers with the last Oregon State victory in the series coming in a 5-0 defeat of the Cardinal in Corvallis on October 6, 1995 ... Stanford has never lost to or tied the Beavers on The Farm ... The all-time series between Stanford and Washington is tied, 14-14-0 but the Cardinal has won five in a row in the series with the last Husky victory a 2-1 overtime decision at Stanford on October 6
  • Home Cooking ...
  • Stanford has played just two games (1-1-0) at Maloney Field this season with eight of the team's first 10 games on the road ... Stanford will play half of its remaining schedule (five of 10 games) on The Farm
  • Last Week ...
  • Stanford opened the week with a 1-1 tie at No. 22 Santa Clara last Thursday before opening Pac-10 play with a 3-1 loss at California ... The Cardinal held early 1-0 leads in both contests
  • Back In The Pac ...
  • Nine of Stanford's remaining 10 regular season games will be Pac-10 affairs
  • Season-High Score ...
  • Stanford's four goals in a 4-1 victory over UC Irvine marked the team's season-high for goals ... The Cardinal has failed to score more than one goal in any of its other nine contests, combining for just six goals outside of the UC Irvine contest
  • Streak Snapper ...
  • Stanford's victory over UC Irvine 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 has still won just once in its last nine games (1-6-2)
  • Working Overtime ...
  • Stanford is 1-0-2 in a pair of overtime games
  • Last Year ...
  • 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
  • History ...
  • Stanford has won at least 18 games in each of the past three seasons and has posted five straight winning seasons

    THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS NOTES

  • Oregon State ...
  • Has won three of its last four games and split a pair of Pac-10 contests versus then No. 2 UCLA (L, 1-2) and Fresno State (W, 4-0) in Corvallis to open Pac-10 play last Friday and Sunday
  • Washington ...
  • Was unbeaten with a 7-0-1 record through its first eight games before falling to then No. 2 UCLA by a score of 1-0 in its most recent game last Sunday ... Opened Pac-10 play with a 2-0 win over Fresno State last Friday

    ON THE HORIZON
    After hosting Oregon State and Washington this Friday and Sunday, the Cardinal will return to the road the following week for a pair of Pac-10 games at Fresno State (Friday, October 17, 7 pm) and No. 1 UCLA (Sunday, October 19, 1 pm).

    STANFORD MEN'S SOCCER INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES

  • Seyi Abolaji ...
  • Has played in one game off the bench
  • Michael Brown ...
  • Has played in eight games with three starts
  • K.C. Coyne ...
  • Has played in eight games off the bench
  • Darren Fernandez ...
  • Third on the team with four points and tied for second with two goals ... Has one of the team's two game-winning goals ... Has scored both goals in Berkeley (9/5 vs. Cal State Fullerton; 10/5 at California) ... Has played in 10 games with seven starts
  • Robby Fulton ...
  • Has not played since September 14 due to a leg injury ... Leads the team with a 1.07 GAA and ranks second with 25 saves ... Recorded 13 saves (tied for the sixth-highest single-game total in the nation the year) 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 ... 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 ... Has played 335:00 minutes in four games, all starts
  • Abe Geiger ...
  • Has one goal and 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 10 games
  • Luis Gonzales ...
  • Has not played
  • Kyle Hency ...
  • Has not played due to a broken leg
  • Ashvin Kumar ...
  • Has played in four games with one start
  • Matt Janusz ...
  • Leads the team in goals (3) and points (7) ... Scored 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 15 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 10 games
  • Andrew Kartunen ...
  • Leads the team with 31 saves ... Has posted a 1.58 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 624:58 minutes in seven games and six starts
  • Todd Leber ...
  • Has contributed one assist in five games and two starts
  • Aaron Maines ...
  • Has started all 10 games
  • Chad Marshall ...
  • Picked up his first goal of the season versus UC Irvine (9/28) and contributed an assist at Santa Clara (10/2), ranking tied for fourth on the team with three points ... Named to the All-Tournament teams at the Cal-Adidas Legacy Classic and the Microtel Inn & Suites/Hurricane Classic ... Has started all 10 games
  • Bronson McDonald ...
  • Has played in nine games with five starts
  • David Oleson ...
  • Has played in three games off the bench
  • Spencer Porter ...
  • Has not played
  • Stephen Ringer ...
  • Has played in nine games off the bench
  • Marcus Ryan ...
  • Has started all 10 games
  • Bret Shimizu ...
  • Co-leads the team with a pair of assists ... Has played in eight games with six starts
  • Galen Thompson ...
  • Has one assist ... Has played in 10 games with five starts
  • James Twellman ...
  • Second on the team with six points on two goals (tied for second on the team) and a co-team leading two assists ... Contributed three points last week, scoring Stanford's only goal at Santa Clara (10/2) and assisting on Darren Fernandez' goal at California (10/5) ... Has started all 10 games
  • Sean Whalen ...
  • Tied for fourth on the team with three points on one goal and one assist .. Has played in nine 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 10 games

    COACHING STAFF
    Bret Simon is in his third year as Stanford's head coach and has compiled a 39-13-5 record for a .728 winning percentage, the second-best in school history. Simon has an overall record of 135-39-14 (.755) 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
    Stanford 1, at Santa Clara 1 (October 2, 2003)
    Stanford made its final preparations for Pac-10 play with a 1-1 double overtime tie at No. 22 Santa Clara. James Twellman gave Stanford a 1-0 lead in the first half when he put an unassisted goal on a free kick from 20 yards out into the upper right hand corner of the net at 29:15. Santa Clara was able to tie the game at 1-1 when Kelechi Igwe slid a shot into the net after a headed pass on assists by Matt Upton and Ryan Purtell late in the contest at 82:26. The tie extended Stanford's unbeaten string over Santa Clara to eight games, as the Cardinal has posted a 6-0-2 mark versus the Broncos since the last Santa Clara win on November 9, 1997.

    The teams totaled 47 fouls in the game with Santa Clara picking up 28 and the Cardinal tacking on 19, as well as six yellow cards with three given to each team. Santa Clara held a 17-9 advantage in shots and a 10-1 margin in penalty corners.

    Twellman and Igwe led their respective teams and all players with three shots each.

    Stanford goalkeeper Andrew Kartunen recorded four saves, including a game saving stop on a shot by Santa Clara's Kirk Fonseca in the first overtime that nearly went between his legs. Santa Clara goalkeeper Steve Cronin stopped three Cardinal shots.

    California 3, Stanford 1 (October 5, 2003)
    Stanford opened its Pac-10 season with a 3-1 loss at California. Stanford struck first at 7:32 when James Twellman sent a free kick across the box to Chad Marshall who went back across the box to Darren Fernandez, who put the ball in the back of the net for a 1-0 Stanford lead and his second goal of the season. However, California would score three consecutive goals and shut the Cardinal out for the remainder of the game to pick up its first Pac-10 win.

    Mike Munoz tied the game at 1-1 when he directed an unassisted goal by diving Stanford goalkeeper Andrew Kartunen at 17:19.

    The Golden Bears took a 2-1 lead at 33:12 when Carl Acosta took a pass from Andrew Jacobson and knocked in his team-leading seventh goal of the campaign. Munoz would contribute an assist on an insurance goal by Kyle Navarro at 54:44 to make the final score 3-1.

    Neither team managed to score over the final 35:16.

    Kartunen (1-4-2) took the loss and picked up a pair of saves, while California goalkeeper Mike Oseguera needed to stop just one Cardinal shot in his winning effort.

    California held a 10-4 lead in shots, as well as a 5-2 advantage in shots on goal. Stanford had three corner kicks to two for the Golden Bears.

    Navarro and Fernandez both attempted two shots and were the only players on either team with more than one attempt.

    The game was played without a caution as the teams combined to commit just 15 fouls with California being whistled 10 times and Stanford on five occasions.

    California now has two wins and a tie in the last three meetings between the teams dating back to the last Cardinal win on November 11, 2002. Stanford still holds a commanding 23-9-6 advantage in the all-time series.

    The loss snapped Stanford's two-game unbeaten string, while California has a 5-1-1 record over its past seven contests.

    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
  • October 2 ... James Twellman's goal on a free kick to give Stanford an early 1-0 lead in an eventual 1-1 tie at No. 22 Santa Clara

    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

    2003 GAME HIGHS
    TEAMGoals: 4, vs. UC Irvine (9/28)
    Assists: 4, vs. UC Irvine (9/28)
    Shots: 19, vs. UC Irvine (9/28)
    Saves: 14, vs. SMU (9/19)

    INDIVIDUAL
    Points: 5, Matt Janusz (9/28)
    Goals: 2, Matt Janusz (9/28)
    Assists: 1, 10 times
    Shots: 4, Matt Janusz (9/28), James Twellman (9/28)
    Saves: 14, Andrew Kartunen (9/19)

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