Lamming's Golden Goal Lifts Stanford
Sept. 20, 2009
Stanford, Calif. - After a full 90 minutes of scoreless soccer between Stanford and San Francisco, it did not take long for the Cardinal to find the goal in overtime. Cameron Lamming's golden goal just 1:45 into the first extra period gave Stanford its fourth straight win to improve to 4-1-0 in the final match of the Bay Area Classic from Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.
The goal by Lamming was unassisted as he carried the ball with his dribble from his attacking midfield position, beat a defender and fired a shot into the top right corner for the game-winning goal.
It was the first goal of the Stanford junior's career.
'Our midfielders were working hard the whole game,' said Lamming. 'I was behind the ball and saw the pocket and was able to get the goal.'
'Cam is an attacking midfielder that loves to go forward,' said head coach Bret Simon. 'Today it won us the game, but he also helped win the game with his defending.'
The goal was a sudden end to a hard fought game between both teams.
'I thought the effort of USF was amazing,' said Simon. 'They gave our guys all we could handle.'
The first 90 minutes saw action at either end with both teams having scoring chances. Stanford held the edge in shots, 13-11, including five on goal.
Their best chance in regulation came in the second half when a cross found the head of Daniel Leon. His header appeared to be headed for the back of the net when Brendan Roslund of USF made a diving save.
Roslund finished with four saves, while John Moore of Stanford had three. The shutout for Moore was the third of the season and the 12th of his career.
The Cardinal defense remained steady, lowering its goals against average to 0.80 on the season. Bobby Warshaw, T.J. Novak and Hunter Gorskie anchored the back line that was able to control reigning WCC player of the year, Conor Chinn.
The win was the 72nd of Simon's Stanford career. He moved into fourth place on the all-time coaching win list, passing Bobby Clark.
Next up for Stanford will be hosting the Stanford Nike Classic. The Cardinal will first face Air Force on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7:00 pm before taking on New Mexico on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 12:30 pm.