Stanford Travels To Washington On Friday, Oregon State On Sunday
Oct. 27, 2003
THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MATCHES
Friday, October 31 (7 pm) - Stanford (2-12-2, 0-7-0) at Washington (9-2-2, 2-2-1)*
Sunday, November 2 (1 pm) - Stanford (2-12-2, 0-7-0) at Oregon State (10-4-0, 4-1-0)*
STANFORD MEN'S SOCCER TEAM NOTES
THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS NOTES
ON THE HORIZONAfter Stanford's Pacific Northwest swing, the Cardinal return to the Bay Area to play at San Jose State on Thursday, November 6. Stanford owns an all-time record of 17-11-3 versus San Jose State. Last season, the Cardinal defeated the Spartans, 2-1, in a double-overtime thriller at Maloney Field.
STANFORD MEN'S SOCCER INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES
Bret Simon is in his third year as Stanford's head coach and has compiled a 39-19-5 record for a .659 winning percentage, third-best in school history. Simon has an overall record of 135-45-14 (.732) 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 is in his first season as a volunteer assistant.
LAST WEEK'S GAME RECAPS
UCLA 2, at Stanford 0 (October 24, 2003)
Behind two first half goals, the No. 1 UCLA Bruins defeated the Stanford Cardinal, 2-0 at Maloney Field. The win was the 11th consecutive victory for the Bruins.
Freshman forward Chad Barrett got the Bruins on the scoreboard in the 28th minute, slipping a shot past Cardinal goalkeeper Robby Fulton. Leonard Griffin and Matt Taylor collected assists on the score.
The Bruins added an insurance goal in the 36th minute when Taylor crossed the ball to Mike Enfield who found the back of the net for his second goal of the season. Cliff McKinley also collected an assist on the play.
Fulton registered four saves in the loss, bringing his season record to 1-7, while UCLA goalkeeper Zach Wells recorded one save, improving his season record to 13-1.
Fresno State 1, at Stanford 0 (October 26, 2003)
The Stanford men's soccer team was shut out by Fresno State, 1-0, at Maloney Field Sunday afternoon. With the loss, the Cardinal fell to 2-12-2 overall and 0-7-0 in Pac-10 play. The Bulldogs improved to 5-10-0 on the season and 2-5-0 in conference play.
Fresno State scored the game's lone goal in the 38th minute when senior midfielder Ernie Vega found the back of the net with an unassisted strike.
Stanford had a few opportunities to score in the first half, but couldn't sneak a shot past Fresno State goalkeeper Eric Kronberg. The Cardinal tallied six shots in the opening period with three of them coming on goal. Darren Fernandez recorded two shots, both of them on goal, while Todd Leber, Michael Brown, Abe Geiger, and Mike Wilson also attempted shots.
Down 1-0 at the break, the Cardinal defense clamped down in the second half, limiting the Bulldogs to four shots, with only two of them being on goal. Offensively, the Cardinal turned up the pressure, looking for the equalizer. Stanford attempted seven shots in the second half but were unable to even up the score. Junior Matt Janusz and freshman Marcus Ryan provided the Cardinal with a spark off the bench combining for five shot attempts in the second half.
The Cardinal held a 13-10 advantage in shots, marking the fourth time this season that Stanford has attempted more shots than their opponents. The Cardinal also held a 5-4 edge in corner kicks.
Junior goalkeeper Robby Fulton took the loss, despite playing well in goal. Fulton recorded three saves on the day, giving him 53 on the season.
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)