Stanford Travels To San Jose State On Thursday
Nov. 4, 2003
THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MATCHES
Thursday, November 6 (2 pm, PT) - Stanford (2-14-2) at San Jose State (10-4-2)
STANFORD MEN'S SOCCER TEAM NOTES
THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS NOTES
ON THE HORIZON
After their short trip to San Jose State, the Cardinal return to The Farm to face rival California in the last home game of the season on November 15. The game, which is scheduled to kick off at 7 pm (PT), marks the last game in a Stanford uniform for senior co-captains Abe Geiger and Mike Wilson.
STANFORD MEN'S SOCCER INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES
Bret Simon is in his third year as Stanford's head coach and has compiled a 39-21-5 record for a .638 winning percentage, fourth-best in school history. Simon has an overall record of 135-47-14 (.724) 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
at Washington 3, Stanford 1 (October 31, 2003)
The Stanford Cardinal fell to the Washington Huskies, 3-1, Friday night in Seattle, WA. Stanford snapped a six-game scoreless streak with its goal versus Washington. Things looked good for Stanford early on, as the Cardinal jumped on the board in the ninth minute of the game. Darren Fernandez scored his third goal of the season, taking a pass from James Twellman at the 8:23 mark, and slipping a shot past Washington goalkeeper Danny Waltman. Washington wasted little time, retaliating with a goal of their own less than a minute later. Ty Harden headed the ball past Cardinal goalkeeper Andrew Kartunen off of a corner kick C.J. Klaas. The Huskies added one more goal in the first half when Troy Ready received a cross from Brett Wiesner to make it 2-1, Washington. Washington capped the scoring midway through the second half when Ready scored an unassisted goal in the 70th minute. Stanford tallied 13 shots compared to 17 by the Huskies. Fernandez and Matt Janusz paced the Cardinal with four shots, while Marcus Ryan added three. Kartunen recorded six saves in the loss.
at Oregon State 3, Stanford 2 - OT (November 2, 2003)
The Stanford Cardinal lost an overtime thriller versus Oregon State, 3-2, Sunday afternoon in Corvallis, OR. The loss dropped the Cardinal to 2-14-2 and 0-9-0 in Pac-10 games. The Cardinal have now lost a season-high nine straight games. The Beavers improved to 12-4-0 overall and 6-1-0 in conference play. For the second consecutive game, the Cardinal struck first scoring at the 25:18 mark. James Twellman's third goal of the season gave the Cardinal a 1-0 lead. From 20 yards out, Twellman blasted a shot past Oregon State goalkeeper Peter Billmeyer. The Beavers would knot the score at 1-1 in the 35th minute. On a corner kick from OSU's Ross Duncan, Evan Findley scored on a header, slipping the ball past Stanford goalkeeper Andrew Kartunen. The two teams went into the looker room tied at 1-1. The Cardinal were aggressive in the first half, out-shooting the Beavers 11-7 in the opening stanza. Oregon State grabbed a 2-1 lead just three minutes into the second half on Ryan Johnson's second goal of the season. Oregon State's Nick Donaldson crossed to the far post to Johnson, who fired a shot back across the net past Kartunen. The Cardinal fought back, netting the tying goal in the 84th minute. Abe Geiger scored an unassisted on a loose ball in front of the OSU net. The goal was the second on the season for Geiger. Midway through the first overtime period, the Beavers' Robbie Findley scored the game-winning goal in the 96th minute. Duncan served a long ball up the right side to Findley who beat Kartunen on a one-on-one breakaway. The overtime contest was the Cardinal's fourth of the season. Stanford is now 1-1-2 in overtime matches this 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)