Drawing crowds to a packed Cagan Stadium, even in the pouring rain, the Stanford women’s soccer team (21-1-2, 10-0-1 Pac-12) finished the 2018 season in the NCAA semi-finals.
The eighth FIFA Women’s World Cup is set to kick off this summer in France and run from June 7 to July 7. Games will be played in nine venues across the soccer-fevered country, which is the reigning FIFA Men’s World Cup championship. The stage is set now, however, for the world’s female stars to take the spotlight, and the United States — the reigning champion and 2-1 favorites to repeat — certainly has a target on its back.
All three former-Cardinal appeared in the United States Women’s National Team 3-0 victory over South Africa in Levi’s Stadium on Sunday. The international friendly featured the reigning Women’s World Cup champion U.S., who will be seeking their fourth title in June, and South Africa, who will be making their first World Cup appearance in France.
“With the first pick, in the first round of the 2019 NWSL college draft the Chicago Red Stars select Tierna Davidson from Stanford University.”
No. 1 seed Stanford women’s soccer (21-0-2, 10-0-1 Pac-12) punched their ticket to the College Cup in North Carolina with a 2-0 shutout of No. 2 Tennessee (16-3-3, 7-2-1 SEC) in the quarterfinals.
Despite blowing a 2-0 lead in four minutes, top-seeded Stanford women’s soccer (24-1-0) eventually edged out No. 4 UCLA (19-3-3) 3-2 to win the program’s second-ever NCAA title, thanks to a game-winning goal by College Cup’s Most Outstanding Player junior Jaye Boissiere.
After four players — senior Andi Sullivan, junior Kyra Carusa, sophomore Tierna Davidson and freshman Catarina Macario — were nominated to the all-Pacific team on Tuesday, No. 1 Stanford women’s soccer (22-1-0, 11-0-0 Pac-12) travels to Florida this weekend to participate in its eighth college cup. The Cardinal kicks off with a game against No. 5 South Carolina (19-2-1) on Friday, and in case of victory will face the winner of No. 3 Duke and No. 4 UCLA on Sunday.
Top-seeded Stanford women’s soccer (21-1-0) moved past two opponents in the NCAA tournament last weekend to advance to the quarterfinal. The Cardinal got started with a 2-0 win against Auburn (8-7-5) on Friday before junior Jordan DiBiasi punched the team’s ticket to the next round with a game-winner against Florida State on Sunday.