Sept. 15, 1997
Stanford Extends Streak With Victory Over Chico State
The number 10 signifies the new
Cardinal record for consecutive victories, established with a 3-1 win over
Chico State. Stanford has since extended the streak to 11 games, the
longest in the nation.
CHICO, Calif. -- The Stanford men's soccer team, currently ranked 15th in the country, ran its nation-best win streak to 10 games with a 3-1 victory over Chico State at New Maloney Field. The 10 consecutive wins established a new school record, surpassing the nine-game streak that bridged the 1980 and '81 squads.
The Cardinal (5-0-0) dominated the first half, applying continuous pressure on the Chico State defense with nine shots on goal while the Wildcats managed just one. Sophomore forward Brandon Garinger got Stanford on the board early with his second goal of the season in the 18th minute. He was assisted by sophomore Gerard Davis and junior Aaron Jones. Sophomore defender Andy Hemmerich, in his first start of the year, came through with what proved to be the game winning goal in the 38th minute to put the Cardinal up 2-0.
Chico State (0-2-0) came out strong in the second half but found themselves down 3-0 after junior forward Adam Siegman launched a 20-footer into the back of the net in the 51st minute. The Wildcats responded quickly on an John Estrada header one minute later to draw back within two, but that would be as close as they would get as the Cardinal held on for its record-setting win.
Stanford returns to action this Friday, September 19, when they face 1995 NCAA champion Wisconsin in the opening game of the Saint Mary's Tournament at 2:00 p.m.
1 2 T
Chico State 0 1 1
Stanford 2 1 3
Stanford - Garinger (Davis, Jones) 18:54
Stanford - Hemmerich 38:15
Stanford - Siegman 51:21
Chico State - Estrata (Linkhorn) 52:30
Shots: Stanford 12, Chico State 9
Corner Kicks: Stanford 5, Chico State 3
Saves: Stanford (Zapala) 4, Chico State (Colazzo) 3
CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS
Chico State - 1 Yellow (Grigg)
Stanford - 1 Yellow (Morrison)