Oct. 3, 1997
Stanford and Dartmouth Victorious at Nike Invitational
Cory Woolfolk runs downfield during the win over Harvard.
-- The 11th-ranked and unbeaten Stanford Cardinal (9-0-0) defeated Harvard 3-0 today in the second game of the 1997 Stanford-Nike Invitational. The win extended Stanford's nation-leading win streak to 14 games while the loss dropped the 1996 Ivy League champions to 2-3-2 on the season. In the opening game of the tourney, #22 Dartmouth College (4-1-1) came from behind to defeat #25 California (5-2-1) 2-1 in an overtime thriller. The invitational will resume on Sunday, October 5 with Harvard and Cal squaring-off at 11:00 a.m. Stanford head coach Bobby Clark will lead the Cardinal against his former team for the championship at 1:00 p.m. Clark coached Dartmouth from 1985-94, leading the Big Green to three Ivy League titles and two NCAA Tournament quarterfinal appearances.
Stanford put Harvard away early, tallying all three goals in the first half. Senior midfielder Erik Morrison (Carmichael, CA/Jesuit HS) put the Cardinal on the board first with his second goal of the season, an unassisted shot into upper left corner of the goal at the 13:46 mark. Junior forward A.J. Sauer (Spring, TX/Klein Oak HS) took a cross from junior midfielder Aaron Jones (San Jose, CA/Leigh HS) and headed it into the near post at 28:52 to put the Cardinal up 2-0. Freshman forward Corey Woolfolk (Ann Arbor, MI/Pioneer HS) capped the scoring less than three minutes later on a cross from junior midfielder Simon Elliott. The Cardinal, despite being outshot for the first time this season, notched their seventh shutout of the season.
1 2 T
Harvard 0 0 0
#11 Stanford 3 0 3
Stanford: Morrison (unassisted) 13:46
Stanford: Sauer (Jones) 28:52
Stanford: Woolfolk (Elliott) 31:49
Shots: Harvard 11, Stanford 9
Corner Kicks: Stanford 8, Harvard 3
Saves: Harvard (Dupuis) 2, Stanford (Zapala) 0
CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS
Harvard: #7 Lee Williams (Yellow) 41:55
Stanford: #11 Aaron Jones (Yellow) 65:46
California vs. Dartmouth
In the opening game of the tournament, 22nd-ranked Dartmouth came from behind late in the match to defeat the 25th-ranked Golden Bears of California 2-1 in overtime. Cal, which dropped to 5-2-1 on the season, ended a scoreless battle in the 77th minute as senior forward Adam Hunter launched a high shot to the far post for his third goal of the season. He was assisted by freshman midfielder Kendall Simmonds. Hunter's goal appeared as if it would be enough to give the Bears the victory, but Dartmouth eluded defeat with less than four minutes remaining in regulation as junior defender Chris Dedicik stroked a riser in and over the goalie to tie the game up at one apiece and eventually sending the game into overtime. Freshman midfielder Nicholas Magnuson capped the amazing comeback with the winning goal at 100:38, delivering Dartmouth (4-1-1) to its fourth victory in its last five games.
1 2 OT T
#25 California 0 1 0 1
#22 Dartmouth 0 1 1 2
California: Hunter (Simmonds) 77:30
Dartmouth: Dedicik (unassisted) 86:43
Dartmouth: Magnuson (unassisted) 100:38
Shots: California 12, Dartmouth 10
Corner Kicks: Dartmouth 6, California 4
Saves: California (Brooks) 1, Dartmouth (Nyman) 1
CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS
Dartmouth: #4 Brendan Reidy (Yellow) 71:55