Nov. 4, 2007
STANFORD, Calif. - Shari Summers scored 6:01 into the first overtime as Stanford defeated Washington State 2-1 in Pacific-10 women's soccer Sunday.
Summers's game-winner hit the post before crossing the line to improve Stanford, ranked as high as second nationally, to 13-2-3 overall and 4-1-2 in the Pacific-10.
Washington State (10-4-3, 3-3-1), ranked 27th nationally by Soccer Buzz, had a chance for victory in the third minute of the extra period, but senior Molly Alexander's redirect in the box was stopped by Cardinal goalkeeper Erica Holland.
"I am so proud of the way we stuck to the game plan and executed it against one of the best teams in the country," Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter said. "Stanford deserves all the accolades it has received this season. We had a chance to win in overtime and their goalkeeper made a great save and they capitalized on their opportunity. That is what good teams do."
The Cougars took a 1-0 lead at 14:48 when sophomore Kiersten Dallstream ran down a through ball, split a pair of defenders on the left side and beat Holland in the right corner of the net for her ninth goal of the season. The tally ties the Fountain Hills, Ariz., native for the team lead and moves her into a tie for 10th place on the WSU single-season list.
Stanford, which outshot WSU 10-6, notched the equalizer at 35:07 when Christen Press fired a shot from the top of the box that hit the crossbar and landed just beyond the goal line.
Washington State wraps up its regular season hosting UCLA Friday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. and USC Sunday, Nov 11 at noon. Both opponents are nationally ranked and Sunday's match will be the last at home for seven Cougar seniors.