Sept. 6, 1997
Stanford Shuts Out CSUN
LAS VEGAS - In the opening round of the Coors Light Classic, the Stanford men's soccer team posted their second win of the season by blanking the Cal State Northridge Matadors, 4-0. This victory extended the Cardinal win streak to seven games, dating back to last season.
It was Cal State Northridge who had beaten the Cardinal a year ago and the men were determined to avenge that setback. Co-captain A. J. Sauer led the way with two goals, the first coming in the 29th minute. This goal came after some hard work by freshmen Corey Woolfolk who forced a Matador defender to cough up the ball to Sauer. The junior co-captain then broke toward goal and neatly bent the ball around the onrushing Matador goalie. This made the halftime score 1-0, Stanford.
Early in the second stanza, Sauer notched his second goal of the season after taking a Corey Woolfolk pass from 14 yards out. Sauer made no mistake and one-timed the ball firmly into the back of the net. Minutes later it was freshman Woolfolk's turn as the 1996 Michigan High School Player of the Year recorded his second collegiate goal with an assist from junior Eric Vandevelde. The final goal was scored by Brandon Garinger who cleverly took a Adam Siegman pass and chipped it over the Matador goalie.
After the contest, Coach Bobby Clark commented: " It was an excellent team performance. While goals could have come earlier on, the team showed great patience and discipline and, in time, we capitalized on our opportunities."
The next Cardinal match is on Sunday, Sept. 7, at noon against host UNLV.
Stanford (2-0) 1 3 - 4
Cal State Northridge (0-2) 0 0 - 0
STAN - A.J. Sauer (Unassisted), 28:47
STAN - A.J. Sauer (Woolfolk), 52:20
STAN - Corey Woolfolk (Vadevelde), 63:11
STAN - Brandon Garinger (Siegman), 85:12