Oct. 20, 2006
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Stanford women's soccer squad handed Washington State its first defeat in Pacific-10 Conference play Friday as the Cardinal narrowly slipped past the Cougars 1-0. WSU moves to 2-1-1 in conference play and 7-5-3 overall.
"I thought we were in the game from beginning to end," said head coach Matt Potter. "The difference was one piece of quality work. Stanford has been on a roll of late, scoring six goals against the Arizona teams last weekend, so for them to come here and have to fight for a 1-0 victory says a lot about what we are doing. Were moving in the right direction by showing we can compete and will keep working."
The Cardinal scored the game-winner at the 60:12 mark as Allison Falk got her head on a corner kick sent into the box by Lea MacKinnon. The tally marks the first goal given up by Washington State in Pac-10 play as the Cougars recorded three consecutive shutouts to start their conference schedule.
The Cougars put on the pressure as the half continued as they looked for an equalizer with their best chance coming in the 76th minute as Allison Scurich sent a header just wide of the goal mouth.
WSU was out shot by Stanford 15-7 with Scurich and Anna Miller pacing the Cougars with two shots each. WSU keeper Brynn Bemis grabbed a career-high nine saves in the match while Stanford's Erica Holland was tested three times.
The Cougars continue their weekend home stand as they face No.18 California Sunday, Oct. 22 at noon.