Nov. 2, 1997
No. 2 Stanford Loses to Univ. of San Francisco
Dons Score in the 86th Minute For the Victory
The University of San Francisco, scoring with just four minutes remaining in the match, defeated the second-ranked Stanford men's soccer team 1-0 on the second and final day of the 1997 Cal-adidas/Foot Locker Legacy Classic at Cal's Memorial Stadium. Stanford (13-2-2), which fell to No. 1 Indiana 2-1 in the tournament opener, has lost back-to-back games for the first time since the final two games of the 1995 season, the year prior to Cardinal head coach Bobby Clark's arrival. With the win, the Dons evened their record at 9-9.
Freshman forward Corey Woolfolk wins battle with USF player. (Photo by Ed Grant)
Much of the first half was played in the midfield, with neither team asserting itself over the other. USF did manage to outshoot a struggling Stanford offense 5-2 in the first stanza. The Cardinal changed the momentum after the intermission and played exceptionally well for the final 45 minutes. The Cardinal set up their attacks well, but were unable to get anything by Don goalie Zack Vaughn on seven shots. Vaughn saved three of the shots, while another one just missed by hitting off the cross bar. Cardinal freshman goalkeeper Adam Zapala (Cupertino, CA/Bellarmine Prep) turned in a pair of fine saves in the second stanza to keep the game at 0-0 until the Don's Inge Klevberg took a cross from Keith Raztburg in front of the goal and slotted it past a diving Zapala for the game winner at exactly 86:00.
"It was a great game," said Stanford head coach Bobby Clark. "I was really proud of the boys for the way they played in the second half. I feel that was the best second half we've played this season. It just didn't happen for us."
Three Cardinal players were named to the All-Tournament team: Zapala, midfielder Shan Gaw (Olympia, WA/Capital HS) and defender Jamie Clark (Hanover, NH/Univ. of North Carolina).
Stanford will finish out its regular season slate on Sunday, November 9 at Santa Clara. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. It will be the Cardinal's final tune-up in preparation for the MPSF Championship match against either Cal State Fullerton or UCLA on Sunday, November 16.
1 2 T
#2 Stanford 0 0 0
USF 0 1 1
USF: Klevberg (Ratzburg) 86:00
Shots: Stanford 9, USF 9
Corner Kicks: Stanford 5, USF 3
Saves: Stanford (Zapala) 3, USF (Vaughn) 3
CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS
Stanford: Davis (Yellow) 44:00