Nov. 24, 1997
Simon Elliot scores the lone Stanford goal. (file photo)
Stanford Falls to Washington 2-1 in NCAA Tournament
Cardinal and 4th-Ranked Huskies Battle for Two Overtimes
The Stanford University men's soccer team concluded the 1997 season with a 2-1 (2 OT) loss to conference rival Washington. The Huskies scored what proved to be the game-winner just 2:35 into the first overtime. The Cardinal (13-5-2) finished what turned out to be one of the finest seasons in school history with its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1992 and fifth overall. The Huskies (15-2-2) advance to face another conference foe UCLA in the second round.
Washington junior defender Morgan McCoy's second goal of the season came at 92:35 off a pass from junior midfielder Matt Annis in traffic, which McCoy slid past Stanford freshman goalkeeper Adam Zapala (Cupertino, CA/Bellarmine Prep) for the winner. The remainder of the overtime periods featured several bona fide scoring opportunities from both teams, including a shot by Cardinal junior defender Jamie Clark (Hanover, NH/North Carolina) that hit the upper right corner of the goal just as time expired.
Stanford's lone goal came from junior midfielder Simon Elliott, who rifled a shot into the far post from 20 yards into the upper corner of the far post beyond the diving Husky goalie.
1 2 OT OT F
#15 Stanford 0 1 0 0 1
#4 Washington 0 1 1 0 2
Washington: Boyce (Lawson) 67:30
Stanford: Elliott (unassisted) 70:30
Washington: McCoy (Annis) 92:35
Shots: Washington 16, Stanford 9
Corner Kicks: Washington 9, Stanford 4
Saves: Stanford (Zapala) 3, Washington (May) 5
CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS
Washington: Wolff (Yellow) 22:24
Washington: Franchino (Yellow) 49:01
Washington: Waibel (Yellow) 61:43
Stanford: Clark (Yellow) 111:27
Stanford: Hemmerich (Yellow) 111:48
Washington: McCarty (Yellow) 118:58