Men's Soccer Prepares For Washington And Oregon State
Oct. 4, 2006
Stanford Hits The Road
Stanford resumes Pac-10 play this week with a pair of road games, starting with the ninth-ranked Washington Huskies (8-2-0, 1-2-0 Pac-10) on Friday, October 6 at 7 p.m. Stanford goes to Seattle well-rested, having not played a game in almost two weeks. The match between Stanford and California scheduled for Sept. 30 was postponed due to an absence of game officials. The Cardinal then take on Oregon State (5-5-1, 0-3-0) on Sunday, October 8 at 1 p.m. in Eugene.
Scouting No. 12 Washington/Oregon State
Washington was the last standing unbeaten or untied team in NCAADivision I men's soccer before losing matches at UCLA and San Diego Statethis past weekend. UW's 8-0-0 start was its longest unbeaten and untied streak to open a season in program history. UW leads the Pac-10 in all but two statistical categories: shots (second) and saves (fourth). Oregon State is still searching for its first conference win of the season and play five of their last seven league matchups at home. The Beavers have 18 goals in 11 games (1.64 per game). Eight different players have scored a goal. On defense, the Beavers have surrended 16 goals for a 1.43 goals-against average. OSU has posted three shutouts. OSU is tied for second in goals per game (1.64) and sixth in goals-against average (1.43).
Stanford All-Time vs. Washington/Oregon State
The Huskies are 20-13-1 all-time versus Stanford. UW currently owns a six-match unbeaten streak versus the Cardinal, posting five wins and one draw since 2003. UW swept the season series last year, defeating Stanford 3-0 at home and 1-0 in Palo Alto. The Huskies haven't given up a goal to Stanford the last three straightmeetings. OSU is 4-17-2 all-time against Stanford. The teams have split the last six meetings. Last year, the Beavers won 3-1 in Palo Alto, and the Cardinal earned a 3-2 overtime win in Corvallis. At home, OSU is 2-7-1 all-time against Stanford.
Cardinal Getting Moore Help In Goal
Freshman goalkeeper John Moore has emerged as the starting goalkeeper for the Cardinal through the first 10 games. Moore, who has played in seven games, ranks fourth in the Pac-10 in saves with 19 and fifth in GAA at 0.94. He notched his first career shutout in a 2-0 win over Sacramento State and owns a 3-2-2 mark between the posts.
Head Coach Bret Simon
Head coach Bret Simon enters his sixth year at the helm of the Cardinal program in 2006. Simon has accumulated a 54-43-16 record on The Farm and ranks sixth in the Stanford history books in career wins (54). Simon piloted the Cardinal to consecutive College Cup appearances in his first two seasons, including a trip to the championship game in 2002.
Stanford continues Pac-10 play next week hosting Washington (10/13) and Oregon State (10/15) on The Farm at Maloney Field.