With their fourth consecutive Pac-12 conference title and fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA national tournament, the defending NCAA champion women’s soccer team is poised to make yet another title run. After easily advancing into the Round of 16, No. 1 Stanford’s path is blocked by the 17th-ranked Santa Clara Broncos. Stanford faces off against the Broncos in a second round matchup tonight at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium at 7 p.m.
The No. 3 Stanford women’s soccer team opened Pac-12 play with a 3-0 victory over Arizona State on Sunday, extending its shutout streak to 503 minutes, 19 seconds in the process. After a scoreless first half, the Cardinal scored a flurry of goals to put the Sun Devils away and increase the team’s home unbeaten streak to 59.
Weekend preview: Women’s volleyball hosts Stanford Invitational, as women’s soccer and field hockey ready for ranked home matchups
After falling in three sets in an exhibition match against Chinese club team Jiangsu on Wednesday, the No. 8 Cardinal women’s volleyball team will host the Stanford Invitational this weekend, starting with Bay-Area rival Santa Clara tonight at 7 p.m. at Maples Pavilion. It will then square off against Loyola at 10 a.m. Saturday and Pacific at 6 p.m. the same night.
A late Mariah Nogueira header pushed the No. 1 Stanford women’s soccer team past No. 6 Penn State on Friday night, further asserting the defending national champion Cardinal’s spot atop the rankings with the 3-2 victory in University Park, Penn.