Sept. 19, 1997
Cardinal Topple 16th-Ranked Badgers
The Stanford men's soccer team improved to 6-0-0 on the season with a 2-0 victory over 16th-ranked (NSCAA/Umbro) Wisconsin in the opening game of the Saint Mary's College "Fall Soccer Classic". Stanford, ranked 17th in the nation by Soccer America and 23rd by NSCAA/Umbro, extended its nation-best winning streak to 11 games with the win. Wisconsin, the 1995 NCAA champions, fell to 3-3-0.
Creating four shots on goal in the first nine minutes of the contest, Wisconsin applied the pressure early but were dealt a blow when midfielder Ted Storm pulled Stanford forward Adam Siegman down from behind in the Badger goalie box, earning a red card and an ejection from the game. Siegman had pierced the Badger defense and was one-on-one with the goalie before the foul. Junior midfielder Simon Elliott punched in the penalty kick at 10:16 to give the Cardinal the 1-0 lead. The goal was Elliott's third of the season. Both sides would go back-and-forth on the attack for the rest of the half but neither was able to score.
Stanford dominated the second half, keeping the ball primarily on the Badgers side of the field. Junior defender Jamie Clark reached the back of the net at 74:02 on one of Stanford's 14 shots on goal in the second stanza to give the Cardinal the 2-0 lead and eventual win. Freshman forward Corey Woolfolk turned in the assist, his fourth, on Clark's first goal of the season.
Stanford will face UC Irvine at 1 p.m. on Sunday to close out the Saint Mary's tournament.
1 2 T
Wisconsin 0 0 0
Stanford 1 1 2
Stanford - Elliott (Penalty Kick) 10:16
Stanford - Clark (Woolfolk) 74:02
Shots: Stanford 23, Wisconsin 14
Corner Kicks: Wisconsin 4, Stanford 3
Saves: Stanford (Zapala) 3, Wisconsin (Wilson) 7
CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS
Wisconsin: T. Storm (Red), S. Krajewski (Yellow)
Stanford: S. Gaw (Yellow)