May 23, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford men's soccer completed its spring season on Wednesday night with a 0-0 draw with Santa Clara. The result did not necessarily reflect the flow of play as Stanford attacked relentlessly, but was unable to find a goal.
"I was pleased with our performance tonight," said head coach Jeremy Gunn. "We had good chances throughout a tight game. I thought both teams played well behind the ball, but we got better looks on goal. I also thought we did a good job of keeping a strong attacking squad fairly quiet."
The Cardinal outshot Santa Clara 21-3 for the game, including five shots from Zach Batteer. Overall, the Cardinal had seven shots on goal, but the Bronco goalkeeping duo of Larry Jackson and Bryan Yonamine made seven saves.
Perhaps Stanford's best chance came in the final minutes when Eric Anderson made a nifty move and then fired a left-footed shot at the far post. The shot was past the Bronco goalkeeper, but clanged off the post.
Other good chances for Stanford came on an Adam Jahn turn in the box, but his shot went wide and Austin Meyer putting a drive on goal that was saved by Santa Clara.
Defensively, Stanford controlled the Bronco offense, holding them scoreless. Jason Dodson and Preston Langholz combined for the shutout in goal.
The game completed the spring season with Stanford finishing 3-0-2. It was a solid record without a loss, but more importantly the team helped build a foundation towards the 2012 season.
"It's been a really exciting four months," said Gunn. "The players worked really hard and showed great enthusiasm. I think we made great progress towards setting the foundation for a successful fall."