Stanford Falls to Cal in Double Overtime, 3-2
Nov. 13, 2004
Berkeley, Calif. - Stanford tallied a pair of second half goals, but a score in the second overtime period lifted Cal to a 3-2 win at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley on Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Cardinal finish the regular season with a 7-6-5 record and a 2-4-2 mark in conference play, while the Bears conclude the regular season at 12-3-3 and 4-3-1 in Pac-10 action.
Cal opened the scoring in the first half, as Tyson Wahl found Nick Hatze with a free kick in the 26th minute. Hatzke's shot from 30-yards out beat goalkeeper Robby Fulton to put the Bears up 1-0.
After being out-shot in the first half by a 13-2 margin, the Cardinal stormed back in the second period and evened the score just six minutes into the frame. Senior Darren Fernandez added to his team-leading goal total, heading in a score following a Matt Janusz corner kick to pull Stanford even in the 51st minute. Fernandez has tallied a team-high eight goals this season, and Janusz moved into a tie for the team lead with his second assist of the campaign.
The Cardinal took the lead late in the contest, as Galen Thompson scored his second goal of the season with an 18-yard shot that beat Cal goalkeeper Eric Kronberg at the 83:54 mark. The Bears equalized less than five minutes later following a Calen Carr shot that deflected off of the Cardinal post. After a pair of clearance attempts from the Stanford defense failed, Yohei Fukuda knocked the ball into the Cardinal net to knot the game at two.
The two squads played a scoreless overtime period, before Cal broke through with the game-winner. In the 103rd minute, Carr broke through the Stanford defense and passed to Eric Ebert, who slotted home the game-winner.
Fulton collected four saves on the afternoon, while Kronberg made a single save. The Bears out-shot the Cardinal by a 23-6 margin, with Carr attempting a game-high seven shots. Six different Stanford players attempted shots in the match. The three goals were the most surrendered in a match by the defense this season.
With the conclusion of the regular season, the Cardinal now turns its attention to the announcement of the field for the 2004 NCAA men's soccer tournament. The draw will be announced live on ESPNEWS on Monday, November 15 at 4:00 pm (ET).
|Stanford (7-6-5, 2-4-2)||0||2||0||0||=||2|
|California (12-3-3, 4-3-1)||1||1||0||1||=||3|
Scoring Summary: CAL: Hatzke (Wahl) 25:10; STAN: Fernandez (Janusz) 50:20, Thompson (unassisted) 83:54; CAL: Fukuda (unassisted), Ebert (Carr) 102:29.
Saves: Fulton (STAN) 4; Kronberg (Cal) 1
Shots: Cal 23, Stanford 6
Corners: Cal 5, Stanford 3
Fouls: Stanford 19, Cal 8