No. 7 Stanford women’s soccer (13-3-1, 6-3-0 Pac-12) held off Washington (7-7-4, 3-2-4) in Seattle 1-0 on Thursday night, benefiting from junior Lo’eau LaBonta’s fourth goal of the season and six saves by goalie Jane Campbell.
For most teams in the country, qualifying for the NCAA semifinals would make for a successful season. But for the defending national champions, anything but another title would be a disappointment.
As has been its way this season, the No. 1 Stanford women’s soccer team didn’t let an early deficit keep them down, scoring twice in the second half to take down No. 6 UCLA and advance to their fourth-straight College Cup on Friday night.
The Pac-12 women’s soccer awards were announced on Wednesday, and as expected, the top-ranked Cardinal were well represented. Five players were named to the all-Pac-12 first team, and two each were named to the all-Pac-12 honorable mention and the Pac-12 All-Freshman team.
With two hard-fought victories over Los Angeles rivals USC and UCLA, the No. 1 Stanford women’s soccer team clinched its fourth straight Pac-12 title this weekend.
The class consists of forward Alex Doll (Bethesda, Md.), midfielder Hannah Farr (Hillsborough, Calif.), midfielder Lo’eau LaBonta (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), midfielder Haley Rosen (Rolling Hills, Calif.), defender Lauren Schmidt (San Martin, Calif.) and forward Chioma Ubogagu (Coppell, Texas).