Just 17 seconds into the second half, Madison Haley extended Stanford’s lead over Wazzu 3-0 and set the tone for a dominant second half. The junior forward received assists on the sequence from the Cardinal’s other elite forward options, sophomore forward Sophia Smith and junior forward Catarina Macario.
Returning to the Farm for a three-game homestand, Stanford (2-3, 1-2 Pac-12) will face tough odds against Pac-12 north rival No. 15 Washington (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12). The Huskies have not won in Stanford Stadium since now-offensive coordinator Tavita Pritchard was the Cardinal signal caller.
Even if it survives likely incoming court challenges, the Fair Pay to Play Act would not come into effect until Jan. 1, 2023, when the current Stanford freshmen are expected to be seniors.
Though the Cardinal allowed a 21-point advantage to evaporate, senior kicker Jet Toner nailed a 39-yard field goal with one second remaining on the clock to send Stanford home with a 31-28 victory on Saturday in Corvallis. (Photo: isiphotos.com)
Catarina Macario had a foot in all three Stanford first half goals in a top-three matchup in Los Angeles. The junior forward tallied an early assist, then scored twice to regain the Cardinal lead.
Two years ago, the last time Stanford went into Corvallis, a senior quarterback named Keller Chryst led the offense to a narrow 15-14 win. The game was Chryst’s last action in a Stanford uniform, because the sophomore quarterback who replaced him during injury in a win over Arizona State was ready to take the reins — K.J. Costello.
Stanford currently sits at 1-3 and is just getting into the heart of a schedule deemed to be the most difficult in the nation preseason. To say the least, the Cardinal’s ten-year run of bowl appearances is in jeopardy. Entering the season, however, it was always a possibility that Stanford would start the season 0-4. Although an opening day victory over Northwestern lifted the spirits of the Cardinal faithful, the three consecutive losses have disheartened many. Now, the game that casual fans and pundits alike pointed to as the first likely win has presented itself: a trip to take on Oregon State. The Daily’s King Jemison, Shan Reddy and Daniel Martinez-Krams talk expectations for the defense, quarterbacks and the Beavers rushing game.
Despite a slow start, No. 1 men’s soccer (7-0, 1-0 Pac-12) exploded for three second-half goals in a win over San Jose State (0-7, 0-0 WAC) last night. This is the best starting record for the Cardinal since 2002. At halftime, a 0-0 scoreline felt eerily similar to the 2018 season opener — the most…