Stanford Travels to Oregon for Pac-10 Finale
Nov. 3, 2005
Stanford at Oregon State
Friday, Nov. 4 * 2 p.m.
Patrick Wayne Valley Stadium * Corvallis, Ore.
Stanford at Oregon
Sunday, Nov. 6 * 1 p.m.
Papé Field * Eugene, Ore
Weekend Preview: Stanford (8-6-3, 2-3-2) will travel north for its final regular season matches ... The Cardinal will play at Oregon State (10-6-1, 3-3-1) on Friday afternoon before the finale at Oregon (9-7-1, 1-6-0) on Sunday afternoon.
Last Week: Stanford fell 1-0 against USC and then held off fourth-ranked UCLA in a 0-0 tie last weekend ... The Cardinal is not ranked in the NSCAA top-25, but remain No. 24 in the Soccer America rankings and No. 21 in the Soccer Times poll.
Stanford vs. Oregon State: The Cardinal is 11-1 all-time against Oregon State ... Stanford's only loss to the Beavers came two seasons ago, when OSU took a 1-0 victory in Corvallis ... Last season, Stanford posted a 1-0 victory in Palo Alto.
Scouting the Beavers: Oregon State is in double digits with wins, posting a 10-6-1 overall record, marking the second straight year that the Beavers have posted 10 wins and the third time in the last five years ... The Beavers own a 3-3-1 mark in the Pac-10, good for sixth place in the conference heading into the final weekend of competition ... Last week, OSU dropped a 1-0 decision at Washington State, but came away with a 1-0 victory at Washington to take a one-game win streak into the weekend
Stanford vs. Oregon: Stanford is 8-0 all-time against Oregon ... Last season, the Cardinal posted a 2-0 victory over the Ducks.
Scouting the Ducks: Oregon owns a 9-7-1 record, with a 1-6-0 mark in Pac-10 play ... The Ducks jumped out to an 8-1-1 record in the non-conference season, but are now in ninth place in the league with two games to go ... Oregon's only conference win this season was a 1-0 victory at Washington last week.
Buehler Bullets: Stanford sophomore Rachel Buehler was honored after netting the game winning goals against No. 5 Santa Clara and Colorado College to help the Cardinal to the 2005 Stanford Nike Invitational title on Sept. 30 & Oct. 2 ... The goal against the Broncos was the first one in Buehler's collegiate career ... She was named Pac-10 Player of the Week and was also named to the Top Drawer Soccer and Soccer Buzz National Teams of the Week.
Hunt Hints: Senior co-captain Hayley Hunt was named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week after helping the Cardinal to a pair of shutout victories over the Washington schools in the opening weekend of Pac-10 play ... The defender has helped Stanford to nine shutouts this season, while tacking on two assists ... Both assists were on game-winning goals, the first against Colorado College and the second against Washington State ... In the preseason, Hunt was named a MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List candidate.
Strong Schedule: Stanford has one of the toughest schedules in the nation this season, having faced four of the top-five teams in the nation this season ... Seven of the Cardinal's 2005 opponents are currently ranked in the top-25 by the NSCAA Poll, while an eighth received votes.