No. 2 women’s soccer (10-1, 3-0 Pac-12) delivered a 4-0 drubbing to Washington (6-3-2, 2-1 Pac-12) at home. Four different Cardinal scored a goal each in a shutout of the Huskies on Sunday.
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.
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.
No. 3 Women’s soccer (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12), the first team on Stanford’s 2019-20 athletic calendar, started the year on a high note with a 2-1 road win over No. 6 Penn State (0-1, 0-0 Big Ten) on Friday. Both Stanford goals came courtesy of the dynamic boot of junior forward Catarina Macario.
The same excitement of this summer’s Women’s World Cup is present at Cagan Stadium for No. 3 Stanford women’s soccer. The Cardinal, however, are more accustomed to sitting at the top of the polls. Before the program-record 45-game win streak was snapped in the semifinals of the 2018 College Cup to eventual champion Florida State, Stanford had held the No. 1 spot since Oct. 10, 2017.
On Friday, No. 1 Stanford women’s soccer (17-0-2, 10-0-1 Pac-12) defeated rival University of California (5-12-2, 1-9-1) 2-0 to secure the Pac-12 Conference Championship for the fourth consecutive year. To further cement their dominance in the conference, the Cardinal added another win on Sunday over Arizona State (10-7-1, 5-5-1), defeating the Sun Devils 4-1.
The nation’s No. 1 ranked Stanford women’s soccer team (12-0-1, 5-0 Pac-12) beat Oregon State (2-11-0, 1-4) 3-0 on Saturday to remain undefeated.
This Thursday, Stanford women’s soccer (13-1, 6-0 Pac-12) looks to keep its win streak alive against the Ducks (7-7-1, 1-5) , entering the final stretch of conference play. With five games left in the regular season, the Cardinal will look to maintain their national number one ranking and their lead in the Pac-12.