Whether she meant it or not, Stanford sophomore forward/midfielder Megan Turner scored from a ridiculous angle on Friday in Stanford’s 1-1 tie with Utah to open Pac-12 Conference play. Have a look:
The news wasn’t all good for No. 4 Stanford, though, as the Cardinal saw an 894-minute shutout streak snapped. Stanford couldn’t break the deadlock in double-overtime.
No. 1 UCLA, a Pac-12 rival, was also held to a 1-1 draw away to Arizona State on Friday. Cali Farguharson, a player The Equalizer recently highlighted as one on the rise, gave ASU the lead right after halftime before Rosie White tied it up in the 67th minute.
Moral of the story: Life ain’t easy on the road in the Pac-12, even for the powerhouses.
“The reality is that conference is very challenging,” Stanford coach Paul Ratcliffe said. “You have to play the best game possible and even then it might not be enough because the conference is so strong.”
Stanford is now 8-0-2 overall and 0-0-1 in the Pac-12.
Here are highlights of that UCLA-Arizona State game:
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