Men's Soccer Closes Out Regular Season With UCLA and SDSU
Nov. 2, 2005
Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford men's soccer team (4-9-2, 1-5-1 Pac-10) closes out the regular season this weekend with conference games against No. 7/15 UCLA (10-3-2, 5-1-1 Pac-10) on Friday, November 4 at 7 p.m. and San Diego State (9-1-5, 2-1-4 Pac-10) on Sunday, November 6 at 1 p.m. Both tilts will be held at Maloney Field on the campus of Stanford University. On Friday night, the team will recognize its three seniors: K.C. Coyne (Wayne, NJ), Bronson McDonald (Kingston, Jamaica) and Cooper McKee (St. Louis, MO).
The Cardinal look to retain their momentum coming off a split on the road against the Northwest schools (3-2 win in OT over Oregon State; 0-3 loss to Washington), Oct. 21-23. Junior keeper Andrew Kartunen has made 11 starts in goal for Stanford with a 1.22 gaa. In 15 games played, Galen Thompson has two goals and an assist for the Cardinal. Five different players have one goal each. As a team, three of Stanford's four wins have been shutouts.
UCLA won the Oct. 2 matchup with the Cardinal at Frank W. Marshall Field, 2-0. Jordan Harvey scored the game-winning goal, and Kamani Hill added another in the second half. The Bruin defense limited Stanford to just two shots in the game, none of which were on goal. UCLA leads the all-time series against Stanford, 33-2-4, and has won the last eight meetings. Stanfordfs last victory came in 2000 when the Cardinal claimed a 1-0 win in Palo Alto. The Bruins won both matchups last season, 2-0 on the road and 2-1 at home in back-to-back games.
San Diego State leads the series against Stanford 5-1-4. The teams' first meeting came in 1976 and they have not faced each other since the 1996 season. The Aztecs are 3-1-1 against the Cardinal in five meetings in Palo Alto. The teams tied earlier this season, 1-1, in the match at SDSU on Sept. 30.