For four years, holding midfielder Mariah Nogueria has patrolled the center of Cagan Stadium, proving to be a dominating presence for the women’s soccer team.
The No. 1 Cardinal (14-1-1, 8-0) faces a season-defining weekend as it heads to Los Angeles to play the University of Southern California (5-8-3, 2-4-2) Friday and No. 2 University of California Los Angeles (14-0-2, 7-0-1) Sunday. The matchup with the Bruins will be the pivotal match in Stanford’s season up to this point: losing will guarantee that it falls in the rankings, but winning will more or less assure a fourth-consecutive Pac-12 victory.
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Ahead of this weekend’s football game, Stanford beat out Notre Dame in another sporting competition. With a 4-1 win over the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday, the Stanford women’s soccer team moved into third place on the NCAA Division I list for consecutive conference victories, breaking a tie with the Fighting Irish. The Cardinal has now won its past 37 games within the Pac-12, a streak dating back to Oct. 31, 2008.
On Thursday, the Stanford women’s soccer team will face Arizona on the road in a match that historically has favored the No. 2 Cardinal, which has won 15 of 17 matchups. Stanford has also maintained a six-game winning streak against the Wildcats since losing to them in the 2005 Pac-10 championship 2-1.
But trailing on the road against a hungry Colorado team searching for its first-ever Pac-12 victory, the No. 2 Cardinal (11-1-1, 5-0 Pac-12) was in trouble. Seniors Mariah Nogueria and Alina Garciamendez didn’t blink, scoring two goals within 37 seconds of each other with 10 minutes remaining to keep the streak alive.
The Stanford women’s soccer team routed Oregon State 5-1 at home Thursday night to take the early lead in the Pac-12 conference and extend its unbeaten run at home to 60 games.
The Stanford women’s soccer team will continue its quest for a fourth-straight conference crown tonight when it welcomes Oregon State to campus in the second of a three-game homestand; the final contest in the series will be against Oregon on Sunday.