Stanford Wraps Up Conference Play in Washington
Nov. 3, 2004
at Washington * Friday, Nov. 5 * 5 p.m.
Husky Soccer Field * Seattle, Wash.
at Washington State * Sunday, Nov. 7 * Noon
Lower Soccer Field * Pullman, Wash.
Stanford Story: The Cardinal had its final home stand of the regular season last week and swept Oregon and Oregon State ... Stanford will face Washington on Friday evening and Washington State on Sunday afternoon ... the Cardinal has a three-game winning streak and is now 12-4-2 on the season with a 4-2-1 mark in Pac-10 play ... senior co-captain Marcie Ward leads the team with 18 points on eight goals and two assists, while junior Leah Tapscott trails with 15 points on five goals and five assists ... senior co-captain Nicole Barnhart is ranked No. 6 in the nation with a 0.44 goals-against average, after giving up only eight goals in the first 18 games.
Cardinal vs. Washington: Stanford leads the all time series versus Washington 11-1-2 and has won the last-three meetings ... at Maloney Field a year ago, the Cardinal posted a 3-0 decision over the Huskies.
Husky Hospitality: Washington heads into the final weekend of the regular season with a 12-4-1 record and a 3-3-1 mark in Pac-10 play ... ranked No. 17 by Soccer America, Washington is vying for its fourth NCAA Tournament berth in the last five years ... the Huskies are led on offense by Tina Frimpong, who recently broke the school scoring and points records ... with 11 goals and 25 points this season, she has 38 career goals and 87 total points.
Cardinal vs. Washington State: Stanford leads the overall series with Washington State, 11-2 ... last year, the Cougars posted a ... it was their first win over the Cardinal since the 1993 season.
Cougar Captions: Washington State holds a 8-6-3 record with an 3-3-1 mark in conference action ... the Cougars will square off against Cal on Friday night before hosting the Cardinal on Sunday ... Alix Rustrum leads the squad with 18 points, while goalkeeper Katie Hultin ranks second in the conference with 79 saves.
Pac-10 Points: Every team in the Pac-10 has lost at least two conference games this season ... Arizona and UCLA are sitting atop the standings (No. 1 and No. 2, respectively) with five wins apiece ... Stanford and Arizona State are tied for No. 3 with identical 4-2-1 conference records, while four teams are still in the hunt with three wins.
Tapscott Trivia: Junior midfielder Leah Tapscott was named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Oct. 4 after helping the Cardinal to a 0-0 tie at Santa Clara and a 2-1 victory over Saint Mary's ... Tapscott scored the game-winner against the Gaels ... the weekly conference honor is the first in her career and the first of the season for Stanford.
Barnhart Bullets: Senior goalie Nicole Barnhart was called up to the U.S. National Team last week and earned her first cap ... she 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 ... she is tied for No. 2 in the school record books for career shutouts ... with eight blankings to her credit this season, Barnhart has recorded 37 in her career.
National Team Notes: Goalie Nicole Barnhart earned her first cap with the U.S. Senior National Team on Oct. 15 -as a forward ... The U.S. matched up against Mexico in Kansas City, Mo., on its Fan Celebration Tour, and Barnhart was called into the game after starting forward Angela Hucles rolled her ankle in the 81st minute and had to leave the match ... as the USA has already used all of its available substitutes, back-up goalkeeper Barnhart was sent into the game to play forward ... it is the first time in USA history that a goalkeeper has played in the field (although Mia Hamm played in goal during the 1995 Women's World Cup).
Rankings Report: After shutting out Oregon and Oregon State last week, the Cardinal moved up in three polls, taking over the No. 11 spot in the NSCAA/adidas poll, No. 14 in Soccer Times, and No. 10 in Soccer Buzz .. Stanford retained its No. 14 slot in Soccer America for the third-straight week.