No. 23 Stanford Returns Home For Pac-10 Play
Oct. 7, 2009
Stanford Returns Home To Continue Pac-10 Play
Laird Q. Cagan will be a welcomed site for Stanford, having gone 5-0-0 at home thus far. This weekend the Cardinal return home to coninue Pac-10 play versus Oregon State and Washington. Stanford (6-2-0, 0-1-0) opens the weekend by hosting Oregon State (5-3-2, 1-1-0) on Friday, Oct. 9, at 7:00 pm. Stanford and Oregon State tied in both meetings last season, including a scoreless tie at Cagan Stadium. The Cardinal will host the Huskies on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 1:00 pm. Stanford split with Washington last season, but did explode for four goals in a 4-2 win at Cagan Stadium.
On The Air
Both matches this weekend will be available via a webcast on gostanford.com. The link will be available on the front page of the website in the schedule section. As part of the new All-Access webstreaming coverage, Stanford soccer games along with several other sports can be seen at a monthly charge. In addition to the webcast, a link to Gametracker live stats will be available.
Despite their loss to Cal in the Pac-10 opener, Stanford remained a ranked team in every poll. Stanford is currently ranked No. 23 in the nation by the NSCAA, joining UCLA (No. 4) and California (No. 5) as ranked Pac-10 teams. Stanford is also ranked No. 17 by Soccer Times, No. 21 by Soccer America and No. 28 by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
Stanford Falls At Cal In Pac-10 Opener
Stanford fell to California 1-0 in the Pac-10 opener. The Cardinal outshot Cal 12-7, but could not find the back of the net.
Stanford/Nike Classic Champs
Stanford Captured the Stanford/Nike Classic with wins over Air Force and New Mexico. In the opener Bobby Warshaw scored two goals in a 3-2 win over Air Force. The second goal came on a diving header after a perfectly played ball from Michael Strickland. The second game saw the Cardinal shutout a New Mexico team that was fresh off an upset win over Cal. John Moore anchored the Stanford defense in goal, posting his fourth shutout of the season.
Goals Equal Wins For Stanford
After struggling to a 4-11-3 record last season where the Cardinal scored just 14 goals in 17 games, things have turned around in 2009. This season Stanford has already matched its goal total from all of last season with 14 goals in seven games thus far. Their 1.75 goals per game average ranks 44th in the nation.
D In Defense
The Cardinal have played their traditional strong defense this season, carding four shutouts and limiting their opponents to just seven goals in eight games. Their 0.50 shutout percentage is second in the Pac-10 and ranks 28h in the nation. The Cardinal also have a streak of 26 consecutive matches by of allowing two goals or less, dating back to 2007.
Stanford Completes Undefeated Bay Area Classic
Stanford improved to 4-1-0 with a pair of wins over local rivals in the Bay Area Classic. The Cardinal began on the road where they got a 2-0 win over Santa Clara at Buckshaw Stadium. Bobby Warshaw and Daniel Leon scored goals and John Moore recorded the shutout in goal for Stanford. They then returned home to face San Francisco and after both teams went scoreless in regulation, Cameron Lamming won the game for Stanford with a golden goal just 1:45 into the first overtime period.
Stanford Defeats Cal Poly In Home Opener
Stanford defeated Cal Poly in their home opener, 3-2. Stanford got out to a 2-0 first half lead with goals by Adam Jahn and Dominique Yahyavi. However, Cal Poly struck back in the second half and to get within a goal on two separate occasions. Evan Morgan's goal in the 85th minute proved to be the game winner. The six goals in three games scored already this season by Stanford ranks them 30th in the nation with 2.0 goals per game. Last season in took nine game before the Cardinal scored their sixth goal. They ended the season with an average of just 0.78 goals per game after scoring 14 goals in 18 games.
Stanford Splits East Coast Road Trip
The Cardinal opened their season with a 1-1 road trip with games at Lehigh and Rutgers. After an opening 2-1 defeat to the Mountain Hawks, Stanford rebounded with a 2-0 win over the Scarlet Knights. Garrett Gunther led the Cardinal with goals in both games. He scored the lone goal early in the match against Lehigh and the game-winner in the second half at Rutgers. John Moore recorded the shutout against Rutgers, the tenth of his Stanford career.
Warshaw Named To Herman Trophy Watch List
Junior Bobby Warshaw has been named to the Herman Trophy Watch List as selected by the Missouri Athletic Club. The Hermann Trophy is considered the highest individual honor in collegiate soccer. Warshaw is coming off a sophomore season where he led the Cardinal in scoring and was named first team All-Pac-10. This season Warshaw has taken on a new role, playing in the central defense, as well as being the vocal leader of the team.