Totev's Early Goal Lifts UW Men Over Stanford 1-0
Oct. 14, 2005
PALO ALTO, Calif. - Senior midfielder Leo Totev's goal in the 13th minute lifted Washington to a 1-0 victory over Stanford in Pac-10 men's soccer action at Maloney Field in Palo Alto, Calif., Friday evening.
Totev's team-leading third goal of the season snapped the Huskies' three-game scoring drought and provided all UW would need to pick up its first conference win. Washington improves to 7-3-1 overall and 1-2-1 in Pac-10 play, while Stanford falls to 3-7-2 overall, 0-3-1 in the Pac-10.
After playing 290 minutes of scoreless soccer going into Friday's match, the Huskies were anxious to get that monkey off their back. It took just over 12 minutes for UW to find the net when Totev's hard shot from five yards out blew past Stanford goalkeeper Andrew Kartunen at the 12:13 minute mark. Sophomore forward Brett Hite was credited with the assist.
'We started off very well and put them under pressure early,' UW head coach Dean Wurzberger said. 'Leo's goal was a real lift for us and put Stanford back on their heels. Our defense played tremendous, especially our centerbacks - Ty Harden and Matt Fischer - they were absolutely incredible. This was an important result for us and we're determined to keep it going.'
UW goalkeeper Chris Eylander was credited with two saves, earning his fifth shutout of the season and 16th of his career to give him sole possession of fourth place on the UW career list.
The Huskies will look to take their momentum into their match with No. 13 California, Sunday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. Cal rolled to a 2-0 victory over Oregon State, Friday afternoon.
Washington 1, Stanford 0
Maloney Field, Palo Alto, Calif.
Scoring - 1, UW, Leo Totev (Brett Hite), 12:13.
Shots - UW 6, STAN 5
Corners - UW 8, STAN 4
Saves - UW 2 (Chris Eylander), STAN 5 (Andrew Kartunen)
Fouls - UW 16, STAN 10
Offsides - UW 6, STAN 0
Attendance - 651