Quakes Reserves Top Stanford, 1-0

Justin Morrow sent a scorching 40-yard strike into the net to lead San Jose

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Justin Morrow took home Man of the Match honors in a scrimmage against Stanford University Tuesday afternoon from the Nutrilite Training Facility after blasting a 40-yard strike top shelf to lead the Quakes to a 1-0 result.

Morrow stepped into a shot that caught Stanford's keeper off his line, a strike that could give Chris Wondolowski competition for MLS Goal of the Week (if not for lack of video and an MLS opponent).

The Quakes held a majority of the possession while fielding a group of second-teamers and Youth Academy Coach Steven Wondolowski. Brother of Quakes forward Chris, Steven played a full 90 at center and right back.

Starting for the Quakes were (right to left, 4-4-2): Jon Busch, Chris Leitch, Steven Wondolowski, Bobby Burling, Justin Morrow, Javier Robles, Brad Ring, Scott Sealy, Ramon Sanchez, Eduardo, Cornell Glen.

In the 62nd minute, Chris Wondolowski and Joey Gjertsen subbed on for Leitch and Burling. Ring slid into center back with Morrow to his left and Steven Wondolowski to his right, the Quakes taking a 3-5-2 shape.

Busch split time in the frame with Andrew Weber. Stanford didn't manage much offense, but the shots they took made San Jose's keepers work. Busch stopped a pair of 1-on-1 breakouts and Weber made a diving save to keep the sides level in the 53rd minute.

Playing a full 90 were Glen, Eduardo, Morrow, Robles, Ring, Sealy and Sanchez.

San Jose returns to MLS action on Saturday as the Quakes host the New York Red Bulls at 7 p.m.