Stanford Visits Fresno State On Friday, UCLA On Sunday

Oct. 14, 2003

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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)*
*Pac-10 Game

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

  • Upcoming Games
  • ... Stanford hits the road this weekend, playing at Fresno State on Friday night before traveling to No. 1 UCLA on Sunday in a rematch of last season's College Cup final ... Stanford posted a 1-0-1 mark versus the Bulldogs in 2002. Last season, the Cardinal earned a 0-0 tie with the Bulldogs at Fresno State, while recording a 2-0 shutout over Fresno State at home ... The Cardinal has outscored Fresno State 6-0 in the team's last three contests ... Stanford will be looking to avenge a 1-0 loss to UCLA in the 2002 NCAA Championship game, the third time that the Cardinal fell to the Bruins by a 1-0 score last season ... The Cardinal will be seeking their first win versus UCLA since registering a 1-0 win over the Bruins during the 2000 season. The last 11 Stanford/UCLA matches have been decided by one goal or less.
  • Fulton Alone at the Top
  • ... Junior goalkeeper Robby Fulton moved into the top spot on Stanford's all-time goals against average list 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.
  • Last Week
  • ... Playing in its first conference home games of the season, the Cardinal suffered a pair of 1-0 losses to Oregon State and Washington. The Beavers victory over the Cardinal was its first in the last 11 tries, while the Huskies topped Stanford for the first time since the 2000 campaign.
  • Jump Starting the Offense
  • ... Stanford will look to get its offense going this weekend, as the Cardinal has only managed 10 goals in its first 12 games.
  • The Way the Ball Bounces
  • ... Stanford's 1-0 losses this weekend to Oregon State and Washington marked the fifth time this season that the Cardinal has lost by one goal and the third time that Stanford has fallen by a 1-0 margin.
  • Unfamiliar Territory
  • ... The Cardinal will be looking to collect its first conference win of the season when the team takes on the Fresno State Bulldogs on Friday. 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.
  • Statistically Speaking
  • ... Junior forward Matt Janusz leads the Cardinal with seven points (3 g, 1 a) on the season followed by junior James Twellman, who has scored two goals and dished two assists for six points on the year. Janusz and Twellman share the team lead with 15 shots apiece, with Janusz attempting a team-leading 10 shots on goal.

    THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS NOTES

  • Fresno State
  • ... Like the Cardinal, the Bulldogs enter the contest with a three-game losing streak and an 0-3-0 Pac-10 record ... Fresno State is coming off of a 5-0 defeat versus UCLA, and has been shut out in its last three matches ... The Bulldogs have played well at home, posting a 2-1 record at Bulldog Stadium.
  • UCLA
  • ... The top-ranked Bruins look every bit the defending national champions, registering a 10-1-0 overall record and jumping out to a 3-0-0 mark in conference play ... UCLA boasts one of the best defenses in the nation, allowing only four goals in its first 11 contests for a team goals against average of 0.36.

    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

  • Seyi Abolaji
  • ... Has played in one game off the bench.
  • Michael Brown
  • ... Has played in 10 games with five starts.
  • K.C. Coyne
  • ... Has played in nine 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 ... Scored both of his goals in Berkeley (9/5 vs. Cal State Fullerton; 10/5 at California) ... Has played in 12 games with eight starts.
  • Robby Fulton
  • ... Currently ranked in the top spot on Stanford's all-time goals against average list with a career 0.52 GAA ... This season, leads the team with a 1.05 GAA and tied for the team lead with 31 saves ... Recorded 13 saves (tied for the sixth-highest single-game total in the nation this year) and picked up his 11th career shutout in the season-opening 1-0 win over then No. 18 Cal State Fullerton ... Ranked second in the Pac-10 with an average of 5.17 saves per game ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Cal-Adidas Legacy Classic ... Has played 515:00 minutes in six games, all starts ... With 93 career saves, currently ranks eighth on the Stanford all-time list.
  • 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 12 games.
  • Luis Gonzales
  • ... Has not played this season.
  • Kyle Hency
  • ... Has not played due to a broken leg.
  • Ashvin Kumar
  • ... Has played in five games with one start.
  • Matt Janusz
  • ... Leads the team in goals (3) and points (7) ... Tied for seventh in the Pac-10 in goals scored (3) and goals per game (0.33) ... Scored a season-high five points on a pair of goals and an assist in a 4-1 victory over UC Irvine (9/28) ... Is tied for the team-lead with 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 nine games this season.
  • Andrew Kartunen
  • ... Is tied for the team lead with 31 saves ... Tied for fifth in the Pac-10 in saves, and ranked fourth in the conference in saves per game (4.43) ... 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 seven games and four starts.
  • Aaron Maines
  • ... Has started all 12 games ... Has attempted five shots, one on goal.
  • Chad Marshall
  • ... Picked up his first goal of the season versus UC Irvine (9/28) and contributed an assist at California (10/5), 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 12 games.
  • Bronson McDonald
  • ... Has played in 11 games with seven starts.
  • David Oleson
  • ... Has played in three games off the bench.
  • Spencer Porter
  • ... Has not played.
  • Stephen Ringer
  • ... Has played in 10 games off the bench.
  • Marcus Ryan
  • ... Has started all 12 games ... Tied for second on the team with 14 shots, including six on goal.
  • Bret Shimizu
  • ... Co-leads the team with a pair of assists ... Has played in 10 games with seven starts ... Has attempted nine shots, three of them on goal.
  • Galen Thompson
  • ... Has one assist ... Has played in 12 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 ... Tallied goals versus Brown (9/12) and Santa Clara (10/2) ... Has started all 12 games.
  • Sean Whalen
  • ... Tied for fourth on the team with three points on one goal and one assist ... Two of his three shot attempts have been on goal ... Has played in 11 games with three starts.
  • Mike Wilson
  • ... Picked up an assist versus UC Irvine (9/28) ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Adidas-Brown Classic ... Has started 10 games.

    COACHING STAFF
    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

  • 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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