Stanford Takes On Navy in Annapolis

Sept. 20, 2005

Stanford at Navy
Thursday, September 22 * 7 p.m. (ET)
Glenn Warner Soccer Facility * Annapolis, Md.

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WEEKEND PREVIEW: Stanford (3-3-1) will stay on the east this week as the Cardinal readies for a Thursday evening match-up against Navy ... The squads will face off at 7 p.m. (ET) at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility ... The game will have live stats during the match available through gametracker at GoStanford.com ... A tape-delay broadcast of the match will air on CSTV this Sunday at 5 p.m. (PT).

LAST WEEK: Last week, Stanford finished the Tennessee Tournament with a 1-1 record ... The Cardinal downed the hosting Lady Vols, 1-0, as sophomore Lizzy George netted her second goal of the season on Friday night ... On Sunday, Texas A&M took the tournament title after posting a 1-0 victory over Stanford.

STANFORD VS. NAVY: Thursday's match will be the first meeting between Stanford and Navy ... But earlier this season, Stanford Football posted a 41-38 decision over Navy in Annapolis.

SCOUTING THE MIDSHIPMEN: Navy is off to a 6-1-2 start after winning the Governor's Cup in Albany, N.Y. last week ... Freshman Iris Boivin produced her third game-winning goal of the season, as Navy recorded a 2-0 victory over Siena last Sunday to capture the tournament title ... The Mids have won three straight and own a six-game unbeaten streak dating back to Navy's 1-1 tie at Loyola Marymount on Sept. 4 ... Five of Navy's six wins have been shutouts.

STRONG SCHEDULE: Stanford has one of the toughest schedules in the nation this season, having already faced top-ranked North Carolina and No. 3 Portland ... Still ahead for the Cardinal is No. 4 UCLA, No. 5 Santa Clara and No. 9 California ... Seven of the Cardinal's 2005 opponents are ranked in the top-25 by the NSCAA Poll and another three received votes in the most recent poll.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Stanford students have not yet started classes, with the first day set for next Tues., Sept. 27 ... The Cardinal freshmen have already started their college education, though, as eight of the nine newcomers have already seen the field ... Two freshmen, Allison Falk and Marissa Abegg, have started all seven games while Kelley Birch and Kate Mannino both started three games and have played in all seven.

PRESEASON POINTS: The Pacific-10 Conference coaches voted Stanford to finish fourth this season, with the Cardinal receiving one vote for first place ... The Cardinal defense is anchored by senior tri-captain Hayley Hunt, a MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List candidate.

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