Sept. 21, 1997
Cardinal Capture "Fall Soccer Classic"
St. Mary's, Calif. - The 17th-ranked Stanford men's soccer team ran its nation-best win streak to 12 games and captured its second tournament of the season with a 3-0 triumph over UC Irvine in its second and final game of the Saint Mary's "Fall Soccer Classic". The Cardinal, which defeated 16th-ranked and 1995 NCAA champion Wisconsin 2-0 in the tourney opener, edged Saint Mary's 5-4 in goal differential to win the tournament. Junior defender Jamie Clark was named the tournament's Offensive MVP for his performance in the two victories. The Cardinal won the UNLV/Coors Light Classic earlier this season.
Senior midfielder Erik Morrison (Carmichael, CA/Jesuit HS) ended a defensive struggle with UC Irvine (1-3-2) in the 62nd minute, scoring on the far post on a cross from junior midfielder Simon Elliott to put Stanford (7-0-0) up 1-0. The goal was Morrison's first of the season. After the score, the Cardinal pressured even more and began to swarm the Anteater goal. Less than four minutes later, junior co-captain A.J. Sauer
(Spring, TX/Klein Oak HS) notched his fourth goal of the season, taking a deflection off the goalie and punching it in from 10 feet out to give Stanford the 2-0 lead. Continuing on the attack, freshman forward Corey Woolfolk (Ann Arbor, MI/Pioneer HS) hit for the Cardinal's third goal in less than eight minutes on a cross by sophomore defender Gerard Davis from the right corner.
Stanford will return to the field on Friday, September 26, when they host MPSF rival Cal State Sacramento at 5:00 p.m. at New Maloney Field. The game will mark the Cardinal's 1997 conference opener.
1 2 T
UC Irvine 0 0 0
Stanford 0 3 3
Stanford: Morrison (Elliott) 62:03
Stanford: Sauer 66:00
Stanford: Woolfolk (Davis) 70:00
Shots: Stanford 18, UC Irvine 5
Corner Kicks: Stanford 3, UC Irvine 3
Saves: Stanford (Zapala) 2, UC Irvine (Reid) 7
CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS
UC Irvine: B. Teter (Yellow) - 39:45