Top-Ranked Stanford Defeats Denver at adidas Cal Legacy Classic

Sept. 13, 2002

Berkeley, Ca - Senior All-American forward Roger Levesque scored a goal and added three assists to lead the top-ranked and unbeaten Stanford men's soccer team to a 4-2 victory over the University of Denver on Friday at the adidas Cal Legacy Classic at Edwards Stadium/Goldman Field.

'This is the best game we have played this year,' said Cardinal head coach Bret Simon. 'Denver is a quality team and he played with a high quality of focus.'

The winning goal took place at 47:09 when Levesque took a pass near the goal, beat his defender, and fired a shot that hit the right post. The ball rebounded to Levesque who then put the ball past Denver goalkeeper Brian Lux. That gave Stanford a 3-0 lead, and then at the 57:29, Stanford increased its lead to 4-0 when crisp passes from Johanes Maliza, Todd Dunivant and Levesque landed at the feet of Matt Janusz. Janusz then fired a shot past the Denver goalkeeper for his third goal of the season.

Denver scored two late goals.

Maliza opened the Cardinal scoring at 23:09 when he took a pass from Levesque and fired a shot in the left corner of the net from six yards away.

Mike Wilson scored his team-leading fourth goal of the year at 28:50. Levesque assisted on the goal.

Stanford travels to St. Mary's on Sunday (9/15). Kickoff is 3:00 p.m.

Denver (3-2-0)		0	2	=	2Stanford (4-0-0)	2	2	=	4

23:09, Johanes Maliza (S), (Levesque)

28:50, Mike Wilson (S), (Levesque)

47:09, Roger Levesque (S)

57:29, Matt Janusz (S), (Dunivant, Levesque)

69:34, Christian Bowers (D)

89:50, Liam Girard (D)

AndrewTerris (S), 2

Brian Lux (D), 2

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