On a cold Friday night at Cagan Stadium, the No. 1 women’s soccer team heated up quickly. Seven minutes into the game, sophomore midfielder Alex Doll opened the scoring and from that point on, the Cardinal (18-1-1) never looked back on its way to a 3-0 win over Idaho State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
After a tight victory over rival Cal in Berkeley last weekend granted the No. 1 Cardinal (17-1-1 Pac-12) its fourth consecutive undefeated Pac-12 season, Stanford must now refocus as it turns its eyes toward the real prize, an NCAA title. On Friday the defending national champions and overall No. 1 seed welcome Idaho State (11-5-3) for the first round of the NCAA tournament.