No. 5 Stanford cruised past visiting USF (2-9-1, 0-2-0 WCC) 2-0 Wednesday night on the Farm.
No. 2 women’s soccer travelled to Oregon (4-4-5, 0-3-2 Pac-12) and came away with a dominant 5-0 victory. Not only are the Cardinal undefeated in conference play, but the team holds a 19-2 goal differential against Pac-12 teams.
No. 7 Stanford men’s soccer (8-1-2, 2-1-1 Pac-12) broke out of a three-game slump to hand UCLA (5-5-1, 1-3-0 Pac-12) its first loss in three matches 1-0 in Westwood. The Bruins have not beaten the Cardinal in the past eleven meetings.
No. 2 Stanford (11-1, 4-0 Pac-12) opened its weekend up North with a 2-0 victory against Oregon State (9-2-1, 1-2-1 Pac-12) on Thursday night. Two of the Stanford’s top-three goal-scorers, junior forward Catarina Macario and sophomore forward Sophia Smith, finished with a first half goal, which proved to be sufficient separation to down the Beavers.
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.
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 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. Home to the U.S. Men’s National Team’s only collegiate player. Defending Pac-12 Champions. The No. 3 team in the country. If you had told collegiate soccer fans four seasons ago that those descriptions reflect what the Stanford men’s soccer program would achieve a few years later, they would have probably been shocked. In 2011,…
The Men’s Soccer team displayed quite the remarkable season, jumping from a season-opening rank of No. 20 to No. 2 and clinching the PAC-12 title. This impressive feat was in part dependent on the influential new addition to the team, Corey Baird.