Stanford-Wake Forest: Highlights
Cardinal keeper Andrew
Epstein saved Wake Forest's final two attempts to seal the 5-4 win that clinched back-to-back championships for the first time in more than a decade.
NCAA Men's Repeat Champions:
1975-76 San Francisco
1972-73 Saint Louis
1969-70 Saint Louis
1968-69 *Michigan State
1962-63 Saint Louis
1959-60 Saint Louis
*Co-champion both years.
Stanford missed its attempt in the fourth round after making its first 13 of the College Cup, and Jon Bakero put Wake in front at 4-3. But Corey Baird equalized at 4-4, and Epstein kept the Cardinal alive by stopping Hayden Partain.
In the sixth round, Sam Werner scored for Stanford, and Epstein sealed the win by
stopping Brad Dunwell.
The Cardinal is the first team since Wisconsin in 1995 that didn't allow a goal at the College Cup. It won Friday's semifinal, 10-9, in a shootout after its game against North Carolina ended 0-0.
Dec. 11 in Houston
Stanford 0 Wake Forest 0 (Stanford wins 5-4 on penalties).
Stanford -- Epstein, Beason, Nana-Sinkam, Mosharrafa, Hilliard-Arce, Marion, Skundrich, Gilbey, Waldeck, Baird, Langsdorf. Subs: Werner, Bashti, Alabi.
Wake Forest -- Mundet, Politz, Gdula, Knox, Raben, Argudo, Bakero, Hayes, Dunwell, Harkes, Twumasi. Subs: Echevarria, Partain, Greensfelder, Lapa.