Cardinal Continues Road Trip at Missouri and Nebraska

Sept. 8, 2004

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vs. Missouri * Friday, Sept. 10 * 7:00 p.m. (CT)
Audrey J. Walton Soccer Stadium * Columbia, Mo.
vs. Nebraska * Sunday, Sept. 12 * 1:00 p.m. (CT)
Abbott Sports Complex * Lincoln, Neb.

Tournament Talk:
Stanford had a rough weekend at the Notre Dame adidas Classic last week, dropping a pair of games to Notre Dame and Southern Methodist ... Stanford gave up one goal on a penalty kick against the Fighting Irish in the 1-0 Friday night final before allowing two quick goals against SMU in the 2-1 loss on Sunday ... Cardinal junior Jenny Farenbaugh, who tallied one assist on the weekend, was named to the All-Tournament Team.Cardinal vs. Tigers: For the second time this season, Stanford will face a brand-new opponent as the Cardinal and the Tigers have never matched up before ... Stanford won its first-ever meeting with Utah on Aug. 27, posting a 3-0 victory.Missouri Minutes: Missouri enters Friday's game with a 2-2 mark ... the Tigers opened with a 2-1 overtime win at Northwestern, but dropped the next two matches against Illinois and Wisconsin ... Missouri battled to a 1-0 win over Iowa last Sunday, out-shooting the Hawks, 29-3, and scoring the game-winner with three minutes left in the match ... junior Jennifer Nobis leads the Tigers with 19 shots and eight points on four goals ... Mizzou is relying on freshman Laura Buehrig in the cage ... in her first four games, the rookie keeper has allowed seven goals and picked up 16 saves.Cardinal vs. Huskers: Stanford is 1-2 all-time against Nebraska ... the Cardinal won the first meeting between the two schools, 4-2 at the Colorado Tournament in 1994 ... the Huskers have won the last two meetings, a 3-0 decision at the Nebraska Tournament in 1998 and a 2-1 decision at the Stanford Tournament in 1999.Nebraska Notes: Since dropping a 1-0 decision to top-ranked North Carolina in the season opener, Nebraska has posted three straight wins and out-scored its opponents, 11-2 ... the Huskers posted back-to-back shutouts over Eastern Illinois and Purdue last weekend ... Nebraska is slated to face off against Pacific on Friday night before playing host to the Cardinal on Sunday ... sophomore Brittany Timko leads the Huskers this season with eight points on two goals and four assists, while fellow sophomore Tanya Dennis has added three goals ... in goal, sophomore Katie Wright has allowed three goals and picked up 20 saves in her first four games.Rankings Report: Stanford entered the 2004 campaign with only one preseason ranking ... Soccer America tabbed the Cardinal the No. 14 team ... after opening the season with a 3-0 win over Utah, Stanford was bumped up to No. 13 and took the No. 19 spot in the Soccer Buzz poll ... the Cardinal's back-to-back losses at the Notre Dame Tournament knocked Stanford to No. 23 in the Soccer Buzz and Soccer Times polls.Preseason Points: After a third-place finish in the conference and an NCAA Tournament appearance last fall, the Cardinal is ready for the 2004 season ... with seven starters back from last season and the return of Marcie Ward to the line-up, conference coaches voted Stanford as their likely choice for Pac-10 runner-up this season, with the Cardinal receiving two votes for first place.Barnhart Bullets: Senior goalie Nicole Barnhart has been named to the Soccer America and College Sports Television (CSTV) Preseason All-America teams, as well as the MAC Hermann Trophy Preseason Watch List ... the two-time All-American is co-captain of the Cardinal for the second-straight season ... Barnhart, already in the Stanford record books in shutouts, goals-against average and saves, spent the summer with the U-21 team and helped the U.S. to its sixth-consecutive Nordic Cup title.

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