Oct. 31, 1997
No. 2 Stanford Suffers First Loss of the Season
Top-Ranked Indiana Captures Battle of the Unbeatens 2-1
San Francisco, Calif. - The much anticipated showdown between the top two teams in the nation lived up to expectations as top-ranked Indiana (17-0-0) dealt No. 2 Stanford (13-1-2) its first loss of the season, 2-1, in the opening game of the 1997 Cal-adidas/Foot Locker Classic at USF's Negeosco Stadium. The win halted the Cardinal's school-record unbeaten streak at 20 games.
Stanford took the early lead as sophomore forward Brandon Garinger took a forward cross from junior defender Eric Vandevelde (La Canada, CA/Loyola HS) and knocked it into the far post for the 1-0 lead. Behind the play of freshman goalkeeper Adam Zapala (Cupertino, CA/Bellarmine Prep), who posted six saves in the first half, Stanford was able to hold off Indiana, who controlled play in the first half, until sophomore Aleksey Korol headed in a cross from sophomore midfielder Yuri Lavrinenko to knot the game up at one apiece.
Stanford settled in and for much of the second half, outplayed the Hoosiers. The Cardinal created opportunites but were unable to find the back of the net. Indiana freshman midfielder Matt Fundenberger headed in a cross from junior defender Andrew Parrish in the 76th minute to give the Hoosiers the 2-1 victory. The Hoosier's 17-0-0 start represents the best start in school history.
1 2 T
#1 Indiana 1 1 2
#2 Stanford 1 0 1
Stanford: Garinger (Vandevelde) 15:20
Indiana: Korol (Lavrinenko) 40:13
Indiana: Fundenberger (Parrish) 76:03
Shots: Indiana 16, Stanford 6
Corner Kicks: Indiana 2, Stanford 0
Saves: Stanford (Zapala) 6, Indiana (Hannig) 2
Cautions and Ejections
Indiana: DiGuardi (Yellow) 24:31
Stanford: Hemmerich (Yellow) 44:35
Indiana: Alavanja (Yellow) 82:07