Stanford Travels To Washington On Friday, Oregon State On Sunday

Oct. 27, 2003

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Friday, October 31 (7 pm) -
Stanford (2-12-2, 0-7-0) at Washington (9-2-2, 2-2-1)*
Sunday, November 2 (1 pm) - Stanford (2-12-2, 0-7-0) at Oregon State (10-4-0, 4-1-0)*
*Pac-10 Game


  • Upcoming Games ...
  • After a two-game homestand at the Farm, the Stanford men's soccer team will pack its bags for the Pacific Northwest, playing first at Washington on Friday and at Oregon State on Sunday. Stanford's contest versus the Huskies will be the second meeting between these two teams this season. Washington slipped past the Cardinal, 1-0, at Maloney Field on October 12 ... The Cardinal travel to Corvallis, OR to face the Oregon State Beavers for a 1:00 pm (PT) showdown on Sunday. Stanford will be looking for a season series split with the Beavers after OSU edged the Cardinal, 1-0, at the Farm on October 10.
  • Last Week ...
  • The Cardinal fell, 2-0, to the top-ranked UCLA Bruins last Friday night at Maloney Field. The Bruins scored two first half goals en route to their 13th win of the season. Stanford went to 0-2 on the weekend with a 1-0 loss to the visiting Fresno State Bulldogs. The Bulldogs scored late in the first half and held off numerous attempts by Stanford in the second half to preserve the win.
  • Close Calls ...
  • Stanford's 1-0 loss to Fresno State this past weekend, represented the sixth time this season that the Cardinal has been defeated by one goal, and the fourth time it has lost by a 1-0 margin. Stanford's six losses by one goal are the most by a Cardinal men's soccer team since 1988.
  • Pac-10 Standings ...
  • A quick check of the Pac-10 standings show the Cardinal in very unfamiliar territory at 0-7-0 in conference play. At the top of the standings is UCLA who enters the week with a 7-0-0 record, followed by Oregon State at 4-1-0, California at 3-3-1, Washington at 2-2-1 and Fresno State at 2-5-0.
  • Hittin' The Road ...
  • The Cardinal will be seeking its first road win of the season this Friday at Washington. Though Stanford is just 0-5-1 in away games this season, recent history has shown that the Cardinal have had success on the road. Stanford has posted a 25-9-5 record in away games in the previous 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.
  • Cranking Up The Offense ...
  • Despite Stanford's 1-0 setback versus Fresno State, the Cardinal offense had numerous opportunities to score. In fact, Stanford's 13 shot attempts were the most since the team attempted 14 versus Washington on October 12, while their six shots on goal tied for the second most this season. The 13 shot attempts also represented the fourth time this season that the Cardinal have out shot their opponent.


  • Scouting The Huskies:
  • Washington enters the contest with a 9-2-2 overall mark and a 2-2-1 record in Pac-10 play. After jumping out to a 7-0-1 start, the Huskies have cooled off going 2-2-1 in its last five contests. Washington has scored 23 goals on the season, while opponents have scored 11 goals versus the Huskies. Sophomore midfielder Leo Totev (5g, 3) and junior midfielder C.J. Klaas (3g, 5a) pace the Husky attack, while senior goalkeeper Danny Waltman has posted five shutouts on the season. The Huskies own a slim 15-14 edge in the all-time series with the Cardinal.
  • Scouting The Beavers:
  • Oregon State earned its first-ever national ranking by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America last week after knocking off then-No. 7 Washington, 3-1. The Beavers enter the week with a 10-4-0 overall record and a 4-1-0 mark in conference action. The Cardinal will need to keep an eye on OSU senior forward Alan Gordon, who has scored a team-high 11 goals. Ryan Johnson (13a) and Ross Duncan (8a) orchestrate the OSU offense, having set up 21 of the Beavers' 31 scores this season. Oregon State collected just its second win ever versus Stanford on October 10, as the Cardinal own a 14-2-2 all-time mark versus the Beavers.

    ON THE HORIZONAfter Stanford's Pacific Northwest swing, the Cardinal return to the Bay Area to play at San Jose State on Thursday, November 6. Stanford owns an all-time record of 17-11-3 versus San Jose State. Last season, the Cardinal defeated the Spartans, 2-1, in a double-overtime thriller at Maloney Field.


  • Seyi Abolaji ...
  • Has played in one game off the bench.
  • Michael Brown ...
  • Has played in 14 games with nine 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 ... Is tied for first on the team in shot attempts with 19 ... 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 16 games with 11 starts.
  • Robby Fulton ...
  • Currently ranks sixth on the Cardinal career saves list with 115 ... Leads the team in goals against average (1.46) and saves (53) ... 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 second in the Pac-10 in saves per game (5.30) ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Cal-Adidas Legacy Classic ... Has played 860:27 minutes in 10 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 16 games.
  • Luis Gonzales ...
  • Has played in one game off the bench.
  • Kyle Hency ...
  • Has not played due to a broken leg.
  • Ashvin Kumar ...
  • Has played in seven games with two starts.
  • 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 19 shots, including a team-best 11 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 12 games this season, starting in 10 of them.
  • Andrew Kartunen ...
  • Is second on the team with 32 saves ... Ranked fourth in the conference in saves per game (4.00) ... Has posted a 1.55 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 639:31 minutes in eight games and six starts.
  • Todd Leber ...
  • Has contributed one assist in nine games and five starts.
  • Aaron Maines ...
  • Has started all 16 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) ... 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 15 games.
  • Bronson McDonald ...
  • Has played in 15 games with 11 starts.
  • David Oleson ...
  • Has played in four games off the bench.
  • Spencer Porter ...
  • Has not played.
  • Stephen Ringer ...
  • Has played in 13 games off the bench.
  • Marcus Ryan ...
  • Has seen action in 16 games, starting 15 of them ... Second on the team with 17 shots, including six on goal.
  • Bret Shimizu ...
  • Co-leads the team with a pair of assists ... Has played in 14 games with nine starts ... Has attempted 10 shots, three of them on goal.
  • Galen Thompson ...
  • Has one assist ... Has played in 16 games with eight 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 15 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 15 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 played in 14 games, starting all of them.

    Bret Simon is in his third year as Stanford's head coach and has compiled a 39-19-5 record for a .659 winning percentage, third-best in school history. Simon has an overall record of 135-45-14 (.732) 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 is in his first season as a volunteer assistant.

    UCLA 2, at Stanford 0 (October 24, 2003)

    Behind two first half goals, the No. 1 UCLA Bruins defeated the Stanford Cardinal, 2-0 at Maloney Field. The win was the 11th consecutive victory for the Bruins.

    Freshman forward Chad Barrett got the Bruins on the scoreboard in the 28th minute, slipping a shot past Cardinal goalkeeper Robby Fulton. Leonard Griffin and Matt Taylor collected assists on the score.

    The Bruins added an insurance goal in the 36th minute when Taylor crossed the ball to Mike Enfield who found the back of the net for his second goal of the season. Cliff McKinley also collected an assist on the play.

    The Cardinal managed four shots compared to 12 by the Bruins. Chad Marshall, Abe Geiger, Mike Wilson and Darren Fernandez accounted for Stanford's four attempts.

    Fulton registered four saves in the loss, bringing his season record to 1-7, while UCLA goalkeeper Zach Wells recorded one save, improving his season record to 13-1.

    Fresno State 1, at Stanford 0 (October 26, 2003)
    The Stanford men's soccer team was shut out by Fresno State, 1-0, at Maloney Field Sunday afternoon. With the loss, the Cardinal fell to 2-12-2 overall and 0-7-0 in Pac-10 play. The Bulldogs improved to 5-10-0 on the season and 2-5-0 in conference play.

    Fresno State scored the game's lone goal in the 38th minute when senior midfielder Ernie Vega found the back of the net with an unassisted strike.

    Stanford had a few opportunities to score in the first half, but couldn't sneak a shot past Fresno State goalkeeper Eric Kronberg. The Cardinal tallied six shots in the opening period with three of them coming on goal. Darren Fernandez recorded two shots, both of them on goal, while Todd Leber, Michael Brown, Abe Geiger, and Mike Wilson also attempted shots.

    Down 1-0 at the break, the Cardinal defense clamped down in the second half, limiting the Bulldogs to four shots, with only two of them being on goal. Offensively, the Cardinal turned up the pressure, looking for the equalizer. Stanford attempted seven shots in the second half but were unable to even up the score. Junior Matt Janusz and freshman Marcus Ryan provided the Cardinal with a spark off the bench combining for five shot attempts in the second half.

    The Cardinal held a 13-10 advantage in shots, marking the fourth time this season that Stanford has attempted more shots than their opponents. The Cardinal also held a 5-4 edge in corner kicks.

    Junior goalkeeper Robby Fulton took the loss, despite playing well in goal. Fulton recorded three saves on the day, giving him 53 on the season.


  • 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
    Matt Janusz, Mike Wilson

    Robby Fulton, Abe Geiger, Chad Marshall

    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)

    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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