No. 1-ranked Stanford University Cardinal rolled to a 3-1 victory on the road over Arizona State in Pac-12 play and the Oklahoma State Cowgirls saw their perfect run to start the season end with a 1-1 draw against Texas in Big 12 play. Oklahoma State started the season 15-0-0 before Friday’s draw.
Stanford made it look easy in Tempe, Ariz. with a 3-1 victory over Arizona State. Lindsay Taylor put Stanford ahead 25 minutes into the game when she finished a header from six yards out on a Teresa Noyola free kick. Taylor ran through the box unmarked. Nine minutes later, forward Chioma Ubogagu doubled Stanford’s lead after a mis-clear from Arizona State defender Jasmine Roth.
Marjani Hing-Glover ensured victory for Stanford in the 78th minute when she finished Natalie Griffen’s cross from the right flank to make it 3-0. An obvious hand ball from Stanford defender Kendall Romine gave Arizona State a consolation penalty kick that Nicki Stone finished int he 88th minute.
Oklahoma State 1-1 Texas
In Stillwater, Okla., Texas went ahead early when Kristin Cummins finished a cross from Taylor Knaack, but Megan Marchesano’s 57th minute goal gave Oklahoma State a share of the points. Oklahoma State will not have a perfect season, but the Cowgirls are still unbeaten and 4-0-1 in Big 12 play.
No. 6 UCLA was held to a 0-0 draw on the road against Washington State
No. 15 Penn State prevailed in an absolute shootout, beating Nebraska 5-4 at home in Big Ten play
Georgetown continued Notre Dame‘s woes by topping the Irish 3-2 in South Bend.
Ohio State‘s inconsistency continued with a 1-0 loss at home to Iowa. Ohio State is now 8-6-1 (3-3-1 Big Ten).
Portland lost its first West Coast Conference home game at Merlo Field since 2002 on Friday when San Diego handed the Pilots a 2-1 loss. The Pilots were 26-0-2 at home since 2002 until last night’s loss. Portland is a dismal 5-7-1 and 0-2-0 in WCC play.
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