Stanford Hosts Oregon State And Washington Friday And Sunday
Oct. 8, 2003
THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MATCHES
Friday, October 10 (7 pm)
Oregon State (7-4-0, 1-1-0) at Stanford (2-6-2, 0-1-0)*
Sunday, October 12 (1 pm)
No. 8 Washington (7-1-1, 1-1-0) at Stanford*
Game Coverage: An audio broadcast of both Stanford games will available on the air at KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com ... Tom Hurlbutt and Jordi Mata-Fink will be on the microphones
Ticket Information: Call 1-800-STANFORD or click on gostanford.com for tickets to all men's soccer matches ... Tickets will also be available one hour before the game begins at the Stanford Ticket Office adjacent to Maloney Field on gameday
STANFORD MEN'S SOCCER TEAM NOTES
THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS NOTES
ON THE HORIZON
After hosting Oregon State and Washington this Friday and Sunday, the Cardinal will return to the road the following week for a pair of Pac-10 games at Fresno State (Friday, October 17, 7 pm) and No. 1 UCLA (Sunday, October 19, 1 pm).
STANFORD MEN'S SOCCER INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES
Bret Simon is in his third year as Stanford's head coach and has compiled a 39-13-5 record for a .728 winning percentage, the second-best in school history. Simon has an overall record of 135-39-14 (.755) in his ninth season as a Division I head coach. Matt Stimson is in his third year as an assistant coach on The Farm while Tim Hanley is in his second season as the team's goalkeepers coach and Charlie Hatfield his first season as a volunteer assistant.
LAST WEEK'S GAME RECAPS
Stanford 1, at Santa Clara 1 (October 2, 2003)
Stanford made its final preparations for Pac-10 play with a 1-1 double overtime tie at No. 22 Santa Clara. James Twellman gave Stanford a 1-0 lead in the first half when he put an unassisted goal on a free kick from 20 yards out into the upper right hand corner of the net at 29:15. Santa Clara was able to tie the game at 1-1 when Kelechi Igwe slid a shot into the net after a headed pass on assists by Matt Upton and Ryan Purtell late in the contest at 82:26. The tie extended Stanford's unbeaten string over Santa Clara to eight games, as the Cardinal has posted a 6-0-2 mark versus the Broncos since the last Santa Clara win on November 9, 1997.
The teams totaled 47 fouls in the game with Santa Clara picking up 28 and the Cardinal tacking on 19, as well as six yellow cards with three given to each team. Santa Clara held a 17-9 advantage in shots and a 10-1 margin in penalty corners.
Twellman and Igwe led their respective teams and all players with three shots each.
Stanford goalkeeper Andrew Kartunen recorded four saves, including a game saving stop on a shot by Santa Clara's Kirk Fonseca in the first overtime that nearly went between his legs. Santa Clara goalkeeper Steve Cronin stopped three Cardinal shots.
California 3, Stanford 1 (October 5, 2003)
Stanford opened its Pac-10 season with a 3-1 loss at California. Stanford struck first at 7:32 when James Twellman sent a free kick across the box to Chad Marshall who went back across the box to Darren Fernandez, who put the ball in the back of the net for a 1-0 Stanford lead and his second goal of the season. However, California would score three consecutive goals and shut the Cardinal out for the remainder of the game to pick up its first Pac-10 win.
Mike Munoz tied the game at 1-1 when he directed an unassisted goal by diving Stanford goalkeeper Andrew Kartunen at 17:19.
The Golden Bears took a 2-1 lead at 33:12 when Carl Acosta took a pass from Andrew Jacobson and knocked in his team-leading seventh goal of the campaign. Munoz would contribute an assist on an insurance goal by Kyle Navarro at 54:44 to make the final score 3-1.
Neither team managed to score over the final 35:16.
Kartunen (1-4-2) took the loss and picked up a pair of saves, while California goalkeeper Mike Oseguera needed to stop just one Cardinal shot in his winning effort.
California held a 10-4 lead in shots, as well as a 5-2 advantage in shots on goal. Stanford had three corner kicks to two for the Golden Bears.
Navarro and Fernandez both attempted two shots and were the only players on either team with more than one attempt.
The game was played without a caution as the teams combined to commit just 15 fouls with California being whistled 10 times and Stanford on five occasions.
California now has two wins and a tie in the last three meetings between the teams dating back to the last Cardinal win on November 11, 2002. Stanford still holds a commanding 23-9-6 advantage in the all-time series.
The loss snapped Stanford's two-game unbeaten string, while California has a 5-1-1 record over its past seven contests.
2003 MEMORABLE MOMENTS
2003 GAME HIGHS
TEAMGoals: 4, vs. UC Irvine (9/28)
Assists: 4, vs. UC Irvine (9/28)
Shots: 19, vs. UC Irvine (9/28)
Saves: 14, vs. SMU (9/19)