Stanford Visits Fresno State On Friday, UCLA On Sunday
Oct. 14, 2003
THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MATCHES
Friday, October 17 (7 pm)
Stanford (2-8-2, 0-3-0) at Fresno State (3-8-0, 0-3-0)*
Sunday, October 19 (1 pm)
Stanford at No. 1 UCLA (10-1-0, 3-0-0)*
Game Coverage: The Stanford/UCLA game, a rematch of last season's NCAA Championship game, will be televised by College Sports TV (CSTV) on a tape-delayed basis by College Sports TV (CSTV) on Monday, Oct. 20 at 7 pm.
STANFORD MEN'S SOCCER TEAM NOTES
THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS NOTES
ON THE HORIZON
After traveling to Fresno State and UCLA this weekend, the Cardinal returns home for a rematch with the Bulldogs and the Bruins. UCLA comes to town on October 24, just five days after this Sunday's matchup with the Cardinal. Stanford will host Fresno State on October 26 for the second game of a two-game homestand.
STANFORD MEN'S SOCCER INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES
Bret Simon is in his third year as Stanford's head coach and has compiled a 39-15-5 record for a .703 winning percentage, tied for the second-best in school history. Simon has an overall record of 135-41-14 (.747) 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
Oregon State 1, at Stanford 0 (October 10, 2003)
Oregon State's defense held Stanford to only two shots in 90 minutes of play as the Beavers recorded a 1-0 victory over the Cardinal in a Pac-10 men's soccer game on Friday night at Maloney Field. The game's only goal came with 20:14 left in the first half when freshman Carlos Cornejo scored his first collegiate goal. Cornejo fired a shot from 20 yards past Cardinal goalkeeper Robby Fulton. Robbie Findley and Ryan Johnson were given assists on Cornejo's goal. Stanford's first shot on goal came late in the first half, and their second attempt was at 6:13 of the second half when Aaron Maines rocketed a shot that sailed just past the left post of the Oregon State goal. Stanford held Alan Gordon, the Pac-10's leading scorer (18 points), scoreless although Gordon did take five shots on goal. The loss ended Stanford's eight-game win streak and ten-game unbeaten streak against the Beavers dating back to October 6, 1995. The Cardinal still leads the series, 14-2-2.
Washington 1, at Stanford 0 (October 12, 2003)
Will Flanagan's first goal of the season just before halftime at the 42:22 mark gave No. 8 Washington a 1-0 victory over Stanford. Washington snapped a two-game winless streak overall and a five-game losing streak versus the Cardinal dating back to the 2000 season, while Stanford dropped its third conference game in a row and has won just once in its last 11 games (1-8-2). Stanford's Robby Fulton did move into the top spot on Stanford's all-time goals against average list during the game by surpassing the minimum career total of 2500 minutes needed to qualify. Fulton has a lifetime 0.52 GAA, allowing just 15 goals in 2573:29 minutes. On the only goal of the game, Flanagan took a pass from Evan Cummings after a short corner kick by Jeff Hoover had started the sequence. Flanagan then dribbled near the top of the penalty box and took a shot that rolled through several players on both teams before finding its away into the lower left-hand corner of the net. Fulton appeared to have his vision shielded on the play. The Huskies nearly added another goal just before the break but a shot by Casey Armstrong at 44:45 hit off the crossbar. Stanford had a couple of opportunities to tie the contest late in the game but a shot by James Twellman at 87:07 sailed high and Marcus Ryan's header at 88:32 after a Cardinal corner kick was saved by Washington goalkeeper Danny Waltman. Twellman also nearly scored at 65:36 but Waltman dived to save his shot on the left post. Twellman and Ryan both had a game-high-tying three shot attempts. Waltman improved to 8-1-2 on the season, picking up four saves. Fulton (1-4-0) recorded three saves and took the loss. Stanford outshot Washington 14-8, including an 8-3 advantage in the second half, to mark only the third time this season that the Cardinal has outshot its opponent. The Huskies' victory broke the tie in its all-time series versus Stanford as Washington now leads 15-14-0. The shutout marked the fifth time Stanford has been shutout this season and the second in a row. The Cardinal has managed just 10 goals through its first 12 games and has picked up more than one goal only once. The team's 0-3-0 start in the Pac-10 marks the first time the team has lost its first three conference games since the 1995 squad began with an 0-4-0 record in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
2003 MEMORABLE MOMENTS
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)