No. 2 Oklahoma State wins nail biter
No. 1 Stanford ties school mark with seventh consecutive shutout
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State fell to No. 2 Oklahoma State 1-0 Friday at the ISU Soccer Complex. With harsh winds impacting the game throughout, the Cyclones (6-6-1, 0-3 Big 12) battled the Big-12-leading Cowgirls (15-0, 4-0 Big 12) to a near scoreless regulation.
Neither team could find the back of the net until the final moments of the match. Oklahoma State senior Krista Lopez ended the Cyclones' hopes of a huge upset on an unassisted goal with only two seconds on the clock.
Iowa State held the Cowgirls scoreless in the first half despite playing into 20 mph winds. Oklahoma State had a number of attacking attempts, including three corner kicks in the first nine minutes.
No. 1 Stanford 3, USC 0
STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford's Paul Ratcliffe earned his 200th career coaching victory with the No. 1 Cardinal's 3-0 victory against USC before 1,781 fans at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium on Friday night.
Stanford (12-0-1 overall, 4-0 conference) got first-half goals from Sydney Payne and Rachel Quon nine minutes apart, and Natalie Griffen scored in the final minute to finish off USC (3-10, 0-4)
It also marked a school-record tying seventh consecutive shutout and enabled the Cardinal to seize first place in the Pac-12 after co-leaders UCLA and Utah suffered a draw and a loss, respectively.
No. 3 UCLA 0, California 0
BERKELY, Calif. -- No. 3 UCLA and California played to a scoreless draw in a Pac-12 Conference showdown at Edwards Stadium Friday afternoon. The Golden Bears were the first team to hold the Bruins scoreless this season.
Cal moved to 8-3-2 overall and 1-1-2 in the Pac-12, snapping UCLA's seven-game winning streak. The Bruins, who are now 10-0-2 overall, didn't win a conference game for the first time this season (3-0-1, Pac-12).
Despite the absence of a goal by either team, action was intense throughout. UCLA held a 16-15 edge in shots, including four in each overtime period. Defender's Danielle Brunache and Emi Lawson played a key role in keeping the Bruins off the scoreboard. Sophomore goalkeeper Emily Kruger posted four saves for the third-consecutive match en route to her third shutout of the season.
No. 6 Memphis 3, SMU 3
MEMPHIS, Tenn.- No. 6 Memphis remained undefeated on the pitch after a double-overtime thriller with SMU that ended in a 3-3 tie. The game was a back and forth battle that saw both the Tigers and Mustangs rally late to stay alive.
The Tigers overall record now stands at 12-0-1 overall and 4-0-1 in Conference USA play, while the Mustangs now stand at 7-5-1 and 3-1-1.
All the scoring came in regulation as the two overtime periods saw Memphis take only three shots total, while SMU could only muster one before the game ended in a 3-3 tie.
No. 9 Marquette 3, Providence 0
MILWAUKEE -- No. 9 Marquette scored two first-half goals en route to a 3-0 win against Providence Friday evening at Valley Fields. Kate Reigle, Kerry McBride and Mary Lubaeach all scored to help the Golden Eagles win their fifth-consecutive game and improve to 13-2-0 overall (6-1-0, Big East).
Marquette fired off four shots before Reigle's header put Marquette on the board in the 16th minute. She finished a deep service by Hishmeh to the far post.
Marquette scored its next goal at the 33:08 mark on a set piece. After Jenna Roncarati was whistled for a hard foul and given a yellow card, Rachel Brown and Kate Reigle set up Kerry McBride for the free kick. McBride fired her shot to the top shelf out of reach of Friars' goalie Caitlin Walker for the score.
Marquette continued to attack and launched 13 shots, including seven on goal, before Luba scored the Golden Eagles' third goal of the game in the 81st minute.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.