Oct. 11, 1997
Men's Soccer Settles for Tie
CORVALLIS, Ore.-The 10th-ranked Stanford men's soccer team completed its Northwest road swing with a 0-0 tie against Mountain Pacific Sports Federation foe Oregon State (2-8-2, 0-1-1 MPSF). The tie runs Stanford's record to 10-0-2 (2-0-1 MPSF) on the season and extends its unbeaten streak to an amazing 17 games. The Cardinal, which posted their 10th shutout in 12 games this season and have allowed just two goals, defeated #8 Washington 1-0 to open the trip. With the successful road swing, Stanford put itself in position to capture it first-ever MPSF Mountain Division title with a win over Bay Area rival and 16th-ranked California next Sunday, October 19 at The Farm. The winner of the Mountain Division will face the winner of the Pacific Division for the MPSF Championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. If the season were to end today, #2 UCLA would claim the Pacific Division title.
Stanford and Oregon State played evenly in the first half, with the Cardinal recording four shots on goal to the Beaver's three. In the second half, both teams pushed on the attack but nothing got past the keepers. Stanford tallied 11 shots on goal after the internission, including nine within the penalty box, while Oregon State fired eight shots. With the shutout, Cardinal freshman goalkeeper Adam Zapala (Cupertino, CA/Bellarmine Prep) lowered his nation-leading goals-against average to 0.16.
1 2 OT OT T
#10 Stanford 0 0 0 0 0
Oregon State 0 0 0 0 0
Shots: Stanford 15, Oregon State 11
Corner Kicks: Stanford 8, Oregon State 8
Saves: Oregon State (Hill) 8, Stanford (Zapala) 2
CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS
Oregon State- Daniel Hughes 62:35 (Yellow)
Luke Helm 78:38 (Yellow)
Michael Novak 107:45 (Yellow)