Sept. 16, 2007
The Stanford men's soccer team (1-1-2) battled the University of San Francisco (4-1-0) to double overtime Sunday evening, but eventually fell to the Dons by a score of 2-1. USF netted a goal in the first half, while the Cardinal evened things up in the second. The final goal came late in the second overtime period after a corner kick from USF.
The Cardinal (1-2-1) continue their six game homestand at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium on Friday, September 21 against Princeton in the first game of the Stanford Invitational.
USF got on the board quickly in the first half, scoring on a goal by Conor Chinn after less than seven minutes had expired. The Stanford offense then took over, recording ten shots in the period compared to three by the Dons. Dan Shapiro and Brant Bishop led the attack in the first half as they recorded six of the shots for the Cardinal.
The second half saw more of the same from the Stanford attack. Freshman Bobby Warshaw put the pressure on and was able to score his second collegiate goal off an assist from sophomore Michael Strickland to tie the game at 1-1. The Stanford offense continued to push forward, taking 11 shots in the half and controlling the tempo of the game. Neither team was able to break the deadlock however, sending the game into overtime.
The first overtime came and went with little action. The two teams combined for just three shots, only one of which was on frame. The final overtime period started just as the first with both teams unable to crack each other's defense. That was until a deflected ball off a USF corner kick came to Brandon McDonald who passed it left to Chris Rodd for a shot that beat goalkeeper Andrew Kartunen to the far post, giving the Dons a 2-1 victory.