Stanford Hosts UCLA And Fresno State Friday And Sunday
Oct. 22, 2003
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
THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS NOTES
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
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
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)
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