Cardinal Men Prepare For East Coast Swing

Aug. 29, 2006

Stanford Hits The Road For East Coast Swing: The Stanford men's soccer team (0-2) travels East this week, taking on Princeton (0-0) on Friday, September 1, in Princeton, N.J.. The Cardinal then heads to West Point, N.Y. to face Army (0-1-1) on Sunday, September 3.

Last Week: The Cardinal dropped its season opener, 1-0, to Santa Clara, on a penalty kick ... Santa Clara took seven shots on goal during the game while the Cardinal recorded three, including Galen Thompson's shot on goal in the 39th minute of the first period ... On Sunday, Stanford fell to San Francisco, 2-0, at Negoesco Stadium ... Once again, the team was led by Thompson who had three shots on the night including one on goal in the 31st minute of the first half.

About The Black Knights: Army will play Fordham on Thursday before hosting Stanford on Sunday ... Army iscoming off a 4-13-1 campaign in 2005 that saw the Black Knights finish in last place in the Patriot League standings with a 1-6-0 record ... Senior team captain Adrian Moreno led the team in scoring a year ago with five goals and 12 points ... They are coached by Kurt Swanbeck ... Stanford leads the series 1-0 ... The two teams met for the firs time last year with the Cardinal winning, 2-0, at the Nike Invitational.

About the Tigers: The team is coached by Jim Barlow ... The team is led by senior captain Jeame Wunsch who was a second-team all-region and first-team All-Ivy pick last season ... Princeton has eight seniors on the rosters and three all-conference picks back ... Stanford and Princeton are meeting for the first time in school history.

This and That: The Cardinal are looking for their first win of the '06 season when they travel to Princeton on Friday ... Galen Thompson leads the team with five shots on the season, including two on goal ... Stanford leads its opponents in corner kicks, 6-5 ... Goalies Brent Stewart and John Moore each have two saves on the year.

Head Coach Bret Simon: Stanford men's soccer head coach Bret Simon enters his fifth year at the helm of the Cardinal program in 2006. Simon has accumulated a 51-39-13 record on The Farm and ranks sixth in the Stanford history books in career wins (51). Simon piloted the Cardinal to consecutive College Cup appearances in his first two seasons, including a trip to the championship game in 2002.

Up Next: Stanford returns to the friendly confines of Maloney Field next week for matchups against San Jose State (9/8) at 7:30 p.m. and Cal State Fullerton (9/10) at 1 p.m.