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. 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.
Coming off a 4-0 victory against Washington and having won 10 of their first 11 games, the Stanford women’s soccer team (10-1, 3-0 Pac-12) travels to Corvallis, Oregon on October 10th to take on unranked Oregon State (9-1-1, 1-1-1 Pac-12).
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.
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.
Riding a two-game winning streak, No. 2 Stanford women’s soccer (7-1, 0-0 Pac-12) opens its conference calendar with a visit to No. 3 USC (7-0-1, 0-0 Pac-12) on Saturday. The Trojans are the highest-ranked team the Cardinal has faced thus far, and the matchup has the looks of previewing a postseason thriller.
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.