No. 3 Men's Soccer Races Past Fresno State 4-0 In Tournament Finale
Sept. 30, 2001
STANFORD, Calif. - Freshman Matt Janusz (Littleton, Col.) scored twice for No. 3 Stanford as the Cardinal shutout Fresno State 4-0 in the final game of the 5th annual Stanford/Nike Invitational Sunday afternoon at Maloney Field.
Stanford (6-0-0), which was coming off a 4-0 rout of Dartmouth on Friday, recorded its fifth shutout in six games and improved to 9-0-1 in Stanford/Nike Invitational competition. Three different players found the net for the Cardinal, who outscored the Bulldogs (3-2-3) by an 18-10 margin.
Janusz got the Cardinal on the board at the 19:38 mark, scoring the first goal of the game off an assist from Roger Levesque (Portland, Maine). The Bulldogs proceeded to outshoot Stanford 7-4 in the first half, but were unable to convert on several opportunities.
Senior Derek Shanahan (St. Charles, Ill.) scored his third goal of the season early in the second half, taking a pass from Levesque and beating Fresno State netminder Jeremy Proud to make the score 2-0. Janusz would find the net again at the 54:19 mark, recovering a loose ball and blasting it past Proud from 12 yards out. Senior Lee Morrison (Carmichael, Calif.) successfully converted on a penalty kick in the 87th minute to complete the scoring and give the Cardinal a 4-0 home victory. Stanford outshot Fresno State 14-3 in the second half, as the Cardinal continued to wear down a fatigued Bulldog defense.
Earlier in the day, California improved its record to 4-3-1 with a 3-0 victory against Dartmouth (2-3) as three different players scored in a balanced Golden Bear offensive attack.
The Cardinal returns to Maloney Field this Thursday, when it hosts rival San Jose State at 7:30 p.m.
Goals By Period 1 2 FFresno State 0 0 0Stanford 1 3 4
Scoring Summary: STAN- Janusz (Levesque) 19:38, STAN- Shanahan (Levesque) 50:27, STAN- Janusz (unassisted) 54:19, STAN- Morrison (penalty kick) 87:26.Shots: Stanford 18, Fresno State 10.Saves: Stanford 4, Fresno State 3.Records: Stanford 6-0-0, Fresno State 3-2-3.