Santa Clara-Stanford (r)

Discussion in 'College & Amateur Soccer' started by Sandon Mibut, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
  2. 2leftshoes

    2leftshoes New Member

    Sep 17, 2003
    bay area
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It was an intense match up. Defensively Stanford played well, but they are missing the offensive fire power needed to get them to the NCAA final. Their best shots were off 2 free kicks taken during the game. Santa Clara didn't get thier midfield/forward line organized until the second half. Then they pressured the defense and were able to break through several times. Santa Clara is a scrappy team who can only get better under the guidance of Cam Rast. What they don't have in the way of skill, they make up with their speed and athleticism.
  3. emailryoung

    emailryoung Member

    Feb 6, 2003
    Stanford is fielding a very young team this year. The starting lineup is still in flux, but they seem to be starting between 3 and 6 freshmen a game.

    Doubtless they will be much improved by year end -- but that may be too late to crack the tournament.

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