Moore Named Pac-10 Player of the Week
Sept. 16, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford junior goalkeeper John Moore was selected as the Pacific-10 Conference's Player of the Week for his performance in the Cardinal's 1-0 victory at USF on Sunday.
Moore had four saves and earned his second consecutive shutout. However, numbers hardly illustrate his play.
With Stanford trying to preserve its lead and fight off a second-half USF shooting onslaught, Moore dived to the feet of a USF striker in the six-yard box and swiped the ball away just as the player seemed prepared to knock in a rebound into an open net.
Earlier in the match, Moore saved a point-blank shot at the near post and made a falling save of another hard shot.
Beyond the saves, Moore batted away a dangerous corner kick amidst heavy traffic in front of the goal late in the match and was quick to come off his line to intercept crossing passes.
For the season, Moore ranks among the conference leaders in shutouts (two) and goals-against average (0.71). He also carries a 266-minute scoreless streak.
For his career, the third-year starter has a 0.94 goals-against average, a figure that ranks him third all-time in Stanford history. He also has nine shutouts.