Sept. 30, 2011
PULLMAN, Wash. - Lindsay Taylor scored on a header in the 86th minute to give No. 1 Stanford a 1-0 victory over Washington State in Pac-12 women's soccer, Friday.
Taylor's goal was her team-leading eighth for the Cardinal (10-0-1, 2-0-0 Pac-12). After Teresa Noyola played a ball to the right side, Camille Levin sent a cross into the box that Taylor headed home with a lunge.
For Washington State (7-4-1, 1-1-0 Pac-12), which became the second team this season to hold the Cardinal under two goals, moral victories were not enough.
"Obviously, we are not happy to lose the match," Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter said. "We certainly want to win. The good news is we played well against the No. 1 team in the country, but Stanford is No. 1 for a reason. The challenge for us now is to focus on Sunday (against California), and we have started that process."
The match was tightly contested throughout. The Cougars owned a 4-3 advantage in shots for the first-27 minutes. Washington State redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Gurveen Clair made eight saves and the Cougars limited Stanford to two corner kicks.
Washington State's best chance to score came just after intermission as Jocelyn Jeffers tried to finish a cross, but her header was just above the bar.
The Cougars host No. 21 California at noon, Sunday.