Sept. 20, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford returns to action on Friday for its first game broadcast on Pac-12 Network Bay Area. The Cardinal (3-3-0) will take on Loyola Marymount (1-4-1) at 4 p.m. at Cagan Stadium.
Stanford is coming off a tough 2-1 loss to Santa Clara, despite outshooting the Broncos 24-9. Adam Jahn scored his fourth goal of the season and ranks fourth in the Pac-12 in that category. Jahn leads the Pac-12 with 4.17 shots per game and is tied for second with 10 points.
Friday's game will be aired on the Pac-12 Networks and also should be seen in front of a raucous crowd at Cagan Stadium with the students returning to campus. In addition, kids 14 and under will receive free admission. Mark Rogondino and Cobi Jones will be on the call for the Pac-12 Network.
The Cardinal is 2-0 all-time against Loyola Marymount with the last meeting coming in 2001. Stanford won that game 1-0 on the way to a 19-win season and College Cup appearance. The other meeting came way back in 1983 with Stanford winning 9-1.
Stanford has scored seven goals on the season, while allowing the same number. Remarkably, the Cardinal has outshot its opponents this season by nearly a 2-1 margin (103-53) and has not been outshot in a loss all year.
Drew Hutchins continues to anchor the Cardinal defense, allowing 1.16 goals per game. The backline of Hunter Gorskie, Brandon Vincent, Jimmy Callinan and Tyler Conklin has started every game.
Loyola Marymount's lone win came over Cal State Fullerton. The Lions have faced a tough early-season schedule with losses to three ranked opponents. Pedro Velazquez leads LMU with two goals, although the team has just three on the season.
Friday's contest will be the final game before Pac-12 play begins for Stanford. The Cardinal open with three straight home games, facing UCLA, San Diego State and California to begin conference play.