No. 25 Stanford Heads to Arizona

Oct. 20, 2005

#25 Stanford at Arizona State
Friday, October 21 * 7 p.m.
Sun Devil Soccer Stadium * Tempe, Ariz.

#25 Stanford at Arizona
Sunday, October 23 * 1 p.m.
Murphey Stadium * Tucson, Ariz.

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Weekend Preview: No. 25 Stanford (8-4-1, 2-1-0) will travel to Arizona this weekend to face the Sun Devils and the Wildcats ... The Cardinal will challenge ASU (8-5-2, 3-1-0) at 7 p.m. on Friday before taking on Arizona (8-4-2, 3-1-0) on Sunday at 1 p.m. ... Live stats for Friday's match will be available on Gametracker at ... Arizona and ASU are currently tied for third place in the Pac-10, as both hold 3-1-0 records with nine points.

Last Week: Stanford dropped a 2-0 match to 11th-ranked Cal last weekend ... The Golden Bears' senior goalkeeper, Ashley Sulprizio, earned Pac-10 Player of the Week accolades after scoring the shutout victory ... Stanford's four losses this season have all come against top-15 teams.

Stanford vs. Arizona State: Stanford holds a 4-3-1 advantage over ASU and has won two of the last three match-ups against the Sun Devils ... The Cardinal has not won a match in Tempe since the 1999 season, when Stanford posted a 3-2 victory over Arizona State.

Scouting the Sun Devils: ASU Arizona State improved to 3-1-0 in the Pac-10 over the weekend to equal its best start in conference play ... In the 10 years that the Sun Devils have competed in the Pac-10, the team's best start has been 3-1-0, including the 1997 and 1998 seasons.

Stanford vs. Arizona: Stanford is 9-1-0 all-time against Arizona, with the only loss coming in a 1-0 double overtime loss last fall ... Prior to that, Stanford had won nine-straight meetings against the Wildcats.

Scouting the Wildcats: Senior Mallory Miller leads the way for Arizona, with 1.07 goals per game, which ranks seventh in the country ... She has broken 10 of the 12 season and career records kept at the school, and is on pace to break to break the remaining two by the end of 2005 ... Last year, head coach Dan Tobias led the Wildcats to its first conference title in the history of the program.

Buehler Bullets: Stanford sophomore Rachel Buehler was honored after netting the game winning goals against No. 5 Santa Clara and Colorado College to help the Cardinal to the 2005 Stanford Nike Invitational title on Sept. 30 & Oct. 2 ... The goal against the Broncos was the first one in Buehler's collegiate career ... She was named Pac-10 Player of the Week and was also named to the Top Drawer Soccer and Soccer Buzz National Teams of the Week.

Hunt Hints: Senior co-captain Hayley Hunt was selected to the named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week after helping the Cardinal to a pair of shutout victories over the Washington schools in the opening weekend of Pac-10 play ... The defender has helped Stanford to seven shutouts this season, while tacking on two assists ... Both assists were on game-winning goals, the first against Colorado College and the second against Washington State last week ... In the preseason, Hunt was named a MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List candidate.

Strong Schedule: Stanford has one of the toughest schedules in the nation this season, having already faced three of the top-five teams with a fourth on tap next week (No. 4 UCLA on Oct. 30) ... Seven of the Cardinal's 2005 opponents are currently ranked in the top-25 by the NSCAA Poll.

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