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.
Their dreams were likely thwarted Thursday night with a 2-1 defeat, but not before Stanford challenged the heavily-favored Bruins to an exhilarating, double-overtime match in which the Cardinal controlled a significant portion of the game.
When senior Adam Jahn’s header found the back of net early in overtime on Friday night, it sent several thousand UC-Santa Barbara fans home disappointed on Senior Night and the Stanford men’s soccer team back to campus with a critical upset win over the No. 25 Gauchos on the road.
When a soccer coach wins three straight NSCAA Pacific Region Coach of the Year awards, grooms two Hermann Trophy winners in as many years, leads his team to consecutive College Cup Finals and fails to record a regular-season loss in 57 games–well, you know there’s something seriously fishy going on.