No. 2 men’s soccer (6-0, 1-0 Pac-12) will look to build on its best start since 2002 when it hosts San José State (0-6, 0-0 WAC) today.
It was back-and-forth early, but Catarina Macario’s free kick goal in the 77th minute squashed the chances of upstart Santa Clara on Sunday evening. With the score locked at two, the junior midfielder floated a ball into the back of the net, and keeper Courtney Ogren could do nothing but watch.
Despite trailing for the first time this season, No. 2 men’s soccer (6-0, 1-0 Pac-12) came away with a 2-1 comeback win over Cal (3-2-1, 0-1 Pac-12) on Friday to open conference play.
No. 3 Stanford women’s soccer (6-1, 0-0 Pac-12) continues its road trip with a stop at Santa Clara (4-4, 0-0 WCC) on Sunday, the final match before conference play begins.
No. 2 men’s soccer (5-0, 0-0 Pac-12) heads across the Bay on Friday to take on rival Cal (3-1-1, 0-0 Pac-12) and open the conference schedule. The start is the Cardinal’s best since reeling off seven consecutive wins in 2002.
After its first regular-season loss in more than two years, No. 2 women’s soccer (6-1, 0-0 Pac-12) escaped the second half of its two-game Southern California road trip with a 1-0 victory over UC Santa Barbara (1-2-3, Big West) on Sunday.
Stanford (1-2, 0-1 Pac-12) could not compete with No. 17 UCF (3-0, 0-0 AAC) and lost 45-27 on the road. Despite the Cardinal receiving the kickoff, the Knights scored twice in the first five minutes of the game, and Stanford never recovered.
Stanford (1-1, 0-1 Pac-12) will travel across the country to take on No. 17 UCF (2-0, 0-0 AAC) and complete the home-and-home series that began in 2015. The last, and only, time these two sides met the Cardinal rolled the Knights, who would not win a game that year.