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No. 24 Cardinal on the Road at Santa Clara/adidas Classic.
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 09/16/2003

Sept. 16, 2003

STANFORD, Calif. -

This Week's Action ...
Santa Clara/adidas Classic
Friday, Sept. 19 * 5 p.m. (CSTV)
No. 24 Stanford vs. No. 2 Notre Dame

Sunday, Sept. 21 * 11 a.m. (CSTV) No. 24 Stanford vs. Georgia

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Live Television Coverage ...
NEW YORK - College Sports Television (www.cstv.com), the first 24-hour college sports network, will provide live, national coverage of the adidas Classic this weekend in Santa Clara, Ca., featuring No. 2 Notre Dame, host and No. 18 Santa Clara, No. 24 Stanford and Georgia. Jack Edwards will call the action, Tom Stone will provide analysis, and Dan Moriarty will be the sideline reporter.

CSTV's adidas Classic Telecast Schedule (all times ET)
Friday, September 19 Stanford vs. Notre Dame 8 p.m.
Friday, September 19 Georgia vs. Santa Clara 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 21 Stanford vs. Georgia 2 p.m.
Sunday, September 21 Notre Dame vs. Santa Clara 4:30 p.m.

All telecasts are subject to change. CSTV is available nationally on satellite and cable. For information on how to receive CSTV and for the latest CSTV news, log on to www.cstv.com.

Season Update ...
The Cardinal improved their season record to 3-2 after two victories at the Harvard Invitational last weekend. Stanford defeated Harvard 2-1 with unassisted goals from senior Brittany Oliveira and sophomore Jenny Farenbaugh. The Cardinal downed Dartmouth 1-0 with a goal from freshman Shari Summers. All-American goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart earned Most Valuable Player honors for Stanford in the tournament. Barnhart recorded nine saves in the two games and now has 13 saves in five games this season. She boasts a 0.60 goals against average. Senior Allyson Marquand leads the team with 16 shots. The Stanford scoring core continues to be spread as the four goals tallied this year have all been unassisted and scored by four different Cardinal (Marquand, Summers, Farenbaugh, Oliveira). The Stanford squad has averaged 15.4 shots per game in 2003.

National Rankings ...
Stanford currently stands at No. 24 in the NSCAA national polls. The Cardinal is ranked No. 11 by Soccer Buzz and No. 16 by Soccer America. Notre Dame is ranked second in the nation by the NSCAA, Soccer Buzz and Soccer America. Georgia is unranked in the national polls.

Live Stats ...
Updated statistics from this weekend's Santa Clara/adidas Classic can be viewed on the World Wide Web at: http://santaclarabroncos.ocsn.com/livestats/w-soccer.

Scouting Notre Dame ...
Notre Dame boasts an unblemished 6-0 record this season that includes three shutouts. The Fighting Irish have outscored their opponents 27-3 and have averaged 20.2 shots per game. Junior Mary Boland leads the squad with six goals (two game-winning goals) this year while senior Amy Warner leads the team in scoring with 16 points on five goals and six assists. Senior Amanda Guertin has notched a team-high 24 shots in 2003. Sophomore goalkeeper Erica Bohn has recorded 14 saves and two shutouts. Last season, the Fighting Irish posted a 13-8 record overall and a 4-3 record in Big East Conference action. Head coach Randy Waldrum, currently in his fifth year at UND, has tallied a 74-16-3 record in his four seasons at Notre Dame.

Cardinal-Fighting Irish Series ...
Notre Dame leads the all-time series 4-3. Stanford last faced Notre Dame in the third round of the 2003 NCAA Tournament. The Cardinal advanced to the quarterfinals after a 1-0 victory over the Irish.

Scouting Georgia ...
Fourth-year head coach Sue Patberg has posted a 4-2 record his season. Senior Jessica Winton stands in the Bulldog lead with five-of-12 goals scored and 11 points this year. Senior Ashley King has tallied a team-high 16 shots. After six games, junior goalkeeper Ashley Lindley has recorded 28 saves and two shutout matches. In 2002, Georgia notched an 8-11-1 record (4-5 SEC). The Bulldogs returned seven starters to the 2003 squad.

Cardinal-Bulldog Series ...
This match marks the first meeting between Stanford and Georgia.

2003 Pac-10 Players of the Week ...
Sept. 2 Tina Frimpong Washington
Sept. 9 Tessa Baker Oregon State
Sept. 16 Nicole Garbin Oregon

Captain, Oh Captain ...
Leading the Stanford squad as the 2003 Cardinal captains are Nicole Barnhart, Allyson Marquand and Natalie Spilger.

Movin' On Up ...
All-American goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart continues her record-setting Stanford career by notching her 24th career shutout against Dartmouth. Last season, Barnhart set single-season Cardinal records in minutes played (2,047), total shutouts (18), goals allowed (4) and goals against average (0.189).

Up Next ...
The Cardinal return to The Farm to take on the University of San Francisco at 7 p.m. on Sept. 24 at Maloney Field.


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