Husky Men Shut Down Stanford 3-0
Oct. 23, 2005
SEATTLE - Despite playing a man down nearly the entire match, Washington registered a 3-0 victory over Stanford in Pac-10 men's soccer action at Husky Soccer Field, Sunday afternoon.
Senior Evan Cummings and sophomores Ely Allen and Spencer Schmidt accounted for the Huskies' (9-4-1, 3-3-1) trio of goals. Cummings put UW on the board early in the ninth minute and after senior Jeff Hoover was ejected in the 13th minute, Allen and Schmidt added two more goals despite the fact UW was down a player for the remainder of the match.
Allen's second goal of the season came in the 30th minute, while Schmidt's third score of the year sealed UW's win in the 80th minute.
Stanford (4-9-2, 1-5-1) was denied a second-straight conference victory after picking up its first at Oregon State, Friday.
'When they had a man advantage and we broke through and scored a second goal, I think that killed their spirit a bit,' UW head coach Dean Wurzberger said. 'I knew in the second half if we kept our wits about us we'd have more chances.'
After being held scoreless against Cal Friday, the Huskies didn't waste any time getting on the board scoring on the first shot of the match by either team. Senior Leo Totev served a pass to Cummings whose eight yard shot to the far post found the net at the 8:09 minute mark.
Hoover's ejection shortly followed the first goal but the Huskies still battled. Allen gave UW a two-goal cushion at 29:59 when after picking up his first shot blocked by the Stanford defense, he beat the defense this time and fired a 10-yard shot past Cardinal goalkeeper Andrew Kartunen.
Washington sealed the win with just over 10 minutes remaining, when a pass from Allen found Schmidt making a run down the left wing. On a fast breakaway, Schmidt's shot to the far post rocketed past Kartuenen at the 79:11 minute mark.
'I'm really proud of the guys,' Wurzberger said. 'Friday night we were disappointed in our first half effort. The guys came out with a real determination to get our season back on track and that's exactly what resulted. I think it will be a great boost to us heading out on the road and we have confidence there.'
UW senior goalkeeper Chris Eylander grabbed three saves and recorded his seventh shutout of the season. Kartunen made two saves on eight UW shots. Stanford's Cooper McKee and Scott Bolkan accounted for four of seven Cardinal shots.
UW redshirt-freshman Jordan Jennings relieved Eylander in goal with just over three minutes remaining, making his first career appearance for the Huskies.
Washington will next travel to Southern California to face San Diego State, Friday, Oct. 28 (3 p.m.) and UCLA, Sunday, Oct. 30 (1 p.m.)
Washington 3, Stanford 0
Husky Soccer Field, Seattle, Wash.
Scoring - 1, UW, Evan Cummings (Leo Totev), 8:09. 2, UW, Ely Allen (unassisted), 29:59. 3, UW, Spencer Schmidt (Ely Allen), 79:11.
Shots - STAN 7, UW 8
Corners - STAN 6, UW 1
Saves - STAN 2 (Andrew Kartunen), UW 3 (Chris Eylander 3, Jordan Jennings)
Fouls - STAN 18, UW 11
Offsides - STAN 4, UW 5
Attendance - 686