No. 14 Stanford Hosts San Jose State, Travels North to San Francisco
Aug. 31, 2005
Stanford vs. San Jose State
Friday, September 2 * 7 p.m.
Maloney Field * Stanford, Calif.
Stanford at San Francisco
Sunday, September 4 * 1 p.m.
Negoesco Stadium * San Francisco, Calif.
Stanford vs. San Jose State: Stanford will host San Jose State on Friday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. .... The Cardinal is undefeated against SJSU, with an all-time record of 3-0 against the Spartans ... The two squads have not faced off since the 2000 season when they matched up twice ... That year, the Cardinal won a 3-0 decision in September before adding a 4-1 victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Scouting the Spartans: San Jose State has had a rough start to the 2005 season, losing its first three games of the year ... On Tuesday night, San Jose State lost a 4-0 contest at Long Beach State, after falling 5-1 to Cal State Fullerton on Sunday ... The Spartans opened the season with a 2-1 loss against UC Irvine ... SJSU has been out-scored 11-2 and has benn out-shot by an average of 11.3 shots per game.
Stanford vs. San Francisco: Stanford will head north to take on San Francisco on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. ... The Cardinal owns an impressive 16-0 all-time record versus USF ... The squads last played in September of 2003, as Stanford took a 6-1 victory over the Dons.
Scouting the Dons: San Francisco is 0-2 after dropping a pair of one-goal overtime games against Utah and at Pacific ... The Dons host Fresno State on Friday night before the Cardinal heads up to Negoesco Stadium on Sunday ... USF has utilized both of their freshman goalies, with Kelly Pohle earning the first nod against the Utes and Katie Hogdson starting in the net against the Tigers.
Preseason Points: The Pacific-10 Conference coaches voted Stanford to finish fourth this season, with the Cardinal receiving one vote for first place ... With seven starters and 13 letterwinners back from last season, Stanford earned a No. 14 ranking in the NSCAA preseason poll ... The Cardinal defense is anchored by senior tri-captain Hayley Hunt, a MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List candidate.