Stanford Hosts UCLA And Fresno State Friday And Sunday

Oct. 22, 2003

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THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MATCHES
Friday, October 24 (7 pm) -
UCLA (12-1-0, 5-0-0) at Stanford (2-10-2, 0-5-0)*

Sunday, October 26 (1 pm) -
Fresno State (4-9-0, 1-4-0) at Stanford**Pac-10 Game

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

  • Upcoming Games ...
  • Stanford returns to the Farm to face two familiar opponents. Just five days after squaring off with top ranked UCLA in Los Angeles, the Cardinal host the Bruins on Friday before welcoming Fresno State to Maloney Field on Sunday ... The Cardinal was shutout 2-0 by the Bulldogs last Friday and 3-0 by the Bruins on Sunday ... The Bulldogs' two goals versus the Cardinal snapped a three-game scoreless streak against Stanford ... The Cardinal and the Bulldogs have been evenly matched over the last five contests with each team winning two games and one game resulting in a tie ... Stanford will be looking to snap a four-game losing streak to the Bruins ... UCLA's three goal outburst against the Cardinal last weekend snapped a string of 11 consecutive Stanford versus UCLA matches that have been determined by one goal or less.
  • Scoring Drought ...
  • The Cardinal will be looking to get the offense back on track this weekend versus Fresno State and UCLA. Stanford is in the midst of a four-game losing skid which has seen the Cardinal shutout in all four contests.
  • Pac-10 Standings ...
  • A quick check of the Pac-10 standings show the Cardinal at 0-5 in conference play. At the top of the standings is UCLA who enters the week with a 5-0 record, followed by Oregon State at 4-1, Washington and California at 2-2-1 and Fresno State at 1-4.
  • No Place Like Home ...
  • The Cardinal will hope that the friendly confines of Maloney Field will help them snap its four-game losing streak. Stanford owns a 38-7-2 (.830) record at home over the last five seasons.
  • Team Leaders ...
  • Junior forward Matt Janusz leads the Cardinal in goals (3) and points (7), while fellow junior James Twellman and freshman Bret Shimizu are tied for the team lead with two assists. Junior goalkeeper Robby Fulton has registered a team-high 46 saves.
  • Fulton Climbs Career Charts ...
  • Goalkeeper Robby Fulton recorded 15 saves over the weekend, giving him 46 on the season. With 108 career saves, Fulton moved into sixth place on the Stanford career saves list.

    THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS NOTES

  • Scouting Fresno State ...
  • Fresno State enters the week with a 4-9-0 overall record and a 1-4 mark in conference play. The Bulldogs have scored 12 goals on the season with senior Jeremiah LeRoy and freshman Chris Murphy sharing the team lead with three goals apiece. Fresno State will be looking for its first road win of the season, posting a 0-5-0 record in away games thus far. The Bulldogs own a 12-6-4 all-time mark versus the Cardinal, and look to sweep the season series with a win Sunday afternoon.

  • Scouting UCLA ... For the third straight week, UCLA is the top ranked team in the nation. The Bruins boast a potent attack that has tallied 35 goals on the season. Senior Matt Taylor paces the Bruins' offense with a team-high 13 goals, while freshman Chad Barrett (6g, 8a) and senior Adolfo Gregorio (3g, 10a) have combined for 36 points. The defending champion's defense has been just as impressive as their offense. The Bruins have shut out nine opponents this season, allowing just six goals in 13 games. The Bruins own a 30-2-4 all-time record versus Stanford, including a 1-0 victory over the Cardinal in last year's College Cup Final.

    ON THE HORIZON
    After this weekend's homestand, the Cardinal hit the road, playing first at Washington on October 31, and then at Oregon State on November 2. The Cardinal will be searching for its first road win of the season. Stanford will be looking to even up the season series with both Washington and Oregon State after falling to the Huskies and the Beavers by a 1-0 margin earlier this season.

    STANFORD MEN'S SOCCER INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES

  • Seyi Abolaji ... Has played in one game off the bench.
  • Michael Brown ... Has played in 12 games with seven starts.
  • K.C. Coyne ... Has played in 11 games off the bench.
  • Darren Fernandez ... Third on the team with four points and tied for second with two goals ... Has one of the team's two game-winning goals ... Scored both of his goals in Berkeley (9/5 vs. Cal State Fullerton; 10/5 at California) ... Has played in 14 games with nine starts.
  • Robby Fulton ... Currently ranks sixth on the Cardinal career saves list with 108 ... Leads the team in goals against average (1.42) and saves (46) ... Recorded 13 saves (tied for the sixth-highest single-game total in the nation this year) and picked up his 11th career shutout in the season-opening 1-0 win over then No. 18 Cal State Fullerton ... Ranks first in the Pac-10 in saves per game (5.75) ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Cal-Adidas Legacy Classic ... Has played 695:00 minutes in eight games, all starts.
  • Abe Geiger ... Has one goal and two points, scoring the game-winning goal in a 4-1 victory over UC Irvine (9/28) ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Cal-Adidas Legacy Classic ... Has started all 14 games.
  • Luis Gonzales ... Made his season debut on 10/19 versus UCLA.
  • Kyle Hency ... Has not played due to a broken leg.
  • Ashvin Kumar ... Has played in five games with one start.
  • Matt Janusz ... Leads the team in goals (3) and points (7) ... Scored a season-high five points on a pair of goals and an assist in a 4-1 victory over UC Irvine (9/28) ... Is tied for the team-lead with 15 shots, including a team-best 10 on goal ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Adidas-Brown Classic ... Stanford's active career leader in goals (17), assists (9) and points (43) ... Has played in 11 games this season, starting in 10 of them.
  • Andrew Kartunen ... Is second on the team lead with 31 saves ... Ranked fourth in the conference in saves per game (4.43) ... Has posted a 1.58 GAA ... Recorded a career-high 14 saves versus SMU (9/19) (tied for the fourth-highest single-game save total in the nation this season) ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Microtel Inn & Suites/Hurricane Classic ... Has played 624:58 minutes in seven games and six starts.
  • Todd Leber ... Has contributed one assist in seven games and four starts.
  • Aaron Maines ... Has started all 14 games ... Has attempted five shots, one on goal.
  • Chad Marshall ... Picked up his first goal of the season versus UC Irvine (9/28) and contributed an assist at California (10/5), ranking tied for fourth on the team with three points ... Named to the All-Tournament teams at the Cal-Adidas Legacy Classic and the Microtel Inn & Suites/Hurricane Classic ... Has started 13 games.
  • Bronson McDonald ... Has played in 13 games with nine starts.
  • David Oleson ... Has played in four games off the bench.
  • Spencer Porter ... Has not played.
  • Stephen Ringer ... Has played in 12 games off the bench.
  • Marcus Ryan ... Has started all 14 games ... Tied for second on the team with 15 shots, including six on goal.
  • Bret Shimizu ... Co-leads the team with a pair of assists ... Has played in 12 games with nine starts ... Has attempted 10 shots, three of them on goal.
  • Galen Thompson ... Has one assist ... Has played in 14 games with six starts.
  • James Twellman ... Second on the team with six points on two goals (tied for second on the team) and a co-team leading two assists ... Tallied goals versus Brown (9/12) and Santa Clara (10/2) ... Has started 13 games.
  • Sean Whalen ... Tied for fourth on the team with three points on one goal and one assist ... Two of his three shot attempts have been on goal ... Has played in 13 games with four starts.
  • Mike Wilson ... Picked up an assist versus UC Irvine (9/28) ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Adidas-Brown Classic ... Has started 12 games.

    COACHING STAFF
    Bret Simon is in his third year as Stanford's head coach and has compiled a 39-17-5 record for a .680 winning percentage, third-best in school history. Simon has an overall record of 135-43-14 (.740) 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
    at Fresno State 2, Stanford 0 (October 17, 2003)

    Fresno State handed Stanford its fourth consecutive Pac-10 loss and its third straight shutout with a 2-0 victory over the Cardinal at Bulldog Stadium. The teams were locked in a scoreless tie before Jeremiah Leroy converted a penalty kick at 61:04. Ernie Vega gave Fresno State, which snapped a three-game losing skid, an insurance goal when he connected on a free kick from 20 yards out at 71:14. Stanford's Darren Fernandez nearly put the Cardinal ahead late in the first half but his header at 41:04 hit off the crossbar. Fresno State outshot Stanford, 14-4, while the Cardinal held a 7-4 advantage in corner kicks. Fresno State goalkeeper Eric Kronberg picked up the victory and recorded a shutout without recording a save, while Stanford's Robby Fulton picked up the loss despite four saves. Stanford also collected one team save. Vega and Fresno State teammate Mat Herold each took a game-high three shots. Stanford did not have a player take multiple shots as Fernandez, Abe Gieger, Matt Janusz and Bronson McDonald attempted one each. The game was marred by five yellow cards with Fresno State collecting three and the Cardinal two. Stanford was called for 14 fouls, while the Bulldogs were whistled on 13 occasions. Stanford had been unbeaten in its last three meetings with Fresno State with the last Bulldog victory in the series coming with a 2-1 decision in Fresno on October 13,1995.

    at UCLA 3, Stanford 0 (October 19, 2003)
    Top-ranked and defending national champion UCLA rolled to its tenth straight victory with a 3-0 win over Stanford on Sunday before a crowd of 1244 at Drake Stadium. Stanford suffered its fifth consecutive Pac-10 loss and its fourth straight shutout in a rematch of last year's NCAA championship game. UCLA scored all three of its goals in the first half, while Zach Wells and Eric Reed combined on the shutout. Matt Taylor picked up his team-leading 13th goal to give UCLA an early 1-0 lead when he one-timed a cross from Adolfo Gregorio into the net at 11:19. Leonard Griffin was also credited with an assist on the goal. Gregorio would score just 2:37 later at 13:56 when he took a cross by Taylor and put a shot by Cardinal goalkeeper Robby Fulton with Ryan Valdez also earning an assist. Jordan Harvey finished the game's scoring just before halftime at 44:47 when he converted a cross from Chad Barrett, while Mike Enfield also picked up an assist. UCLA outshot Stanford, 23-5, and held the Cardinal without an attempt after halftime. The Bruins also held a decisive 9-1 lead in corner kicks. Barrett took a game-high six shots for the Bruins, while no Stanford player attempted a shot more than once. Fulton took the loss despite recording 11 saves for the Cardinal, while Wells played the first half in the net for the Bruins and was credited with the win. Wells also picked up the only UCLA save of the contest. Stanford played the game without injured starters Chad Marshall and James Twellman, while starters Bronson McDonald and Matt Janusz suffered first half injuries and did not return to the contest. Four yellow cards were called in the contest with three on the Bruins and Stanford whistled once. UCLA amassed 22 fouls, while the Cardinal was called just eight times. UCLA has now won four straight games in the all-time series with Stanford and has shutout the Cardinal five straight times with the last Stanford victory coming in a 2-1 decision at UCLA on October 14, 2001.

    2003 MEMORABLE MOMENTS

  • September 5 ... Darren Fernandez' game-winning header on assist from Bret Shimizu to defeat Cal State Fullerton, 1-0 in double overtime, in the season-opener (9/5) as Robby Fulton also recorded a career-high 13 saves
  • September 20 ... Andrew Kartunen's first career shutout and career-high 14 saves in a 0-0 tie versus SMU (9/19)
  • September 28 ... Matt Janusz' five points on a pair of goals and an assist to help Stanford turn an early 1-0 deficit into a 4-1 win over UC Irvine to snap a six-game winless streak
  • October 2 ... James Twellman's goal on a free kick to give Stanford an early 1-0 lead in an eventual 1-1 tie at No. 22 Santa Clara

    2003 HONORS
    ADIDAS-BROWN CLASSIC ALL-TOURNAMENT
    Matt Janusz, Mike Wilson

    CAL-ADIDAS LEGACY CLASSIC ALL-TOURNAMENT
    Robby Fulton, Abe Geiger, Chad Marshall

    MICROTEL INN & SUITES/HURRICANE CLASSIC ALL-TOURNAMENT
    Andrew Kartunen, Chad Marshall

    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)

    INDIVIDUAL
    Points: 5, Matt Janusz (9/28)
    Goals: 2, Matt Janusz (9/28)
    Assists: 1, 10 times
    Shots: 4, Matt Janusz (9/28), James Twellman (9/28)
    Saves: 14, Andrew Kartunen (9/19)

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