STANFORD, Calif. — No. 1 Stanford scored four goals in the first half – equaling the amount of goals No. 3 UCLA had allowed all season – to bury the Bruins 4-1 in a Pac-12 showdown on Sunday.
Freshman Chioma Ubogagu scored two brilliant goals to put the Cardinal ahead 2-0 in the 18th minute, but UCLA answered within 28 seconds on a close-range shot from Zakiya Bywaters at 17:59.
Stanford (13-0-1, 5-0) countered with two more – one on a perfectly-place upper-corner shot by Lindsay Taylor in the 28th minute and one on an open low strike by Kristy Zurmuhlen in the 40th minute– to take control and complete a wild span of 21 minutes, 41 seconds in which four goals were scored.
No. 6 Memphis 4, Tulsa 0 — Box Score
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Natalia Gomez-Junco collected the first hat trick since 2007 for No. 6 Memphis in a 4-0 victory against Tulsa.
The Lady Tigers improve to 13-0-1 on the season and 5-0-1 in C-USA action, while Tulsa drops to 8-5-2, 2-3-1 C-USA.
After a handball was called on a Tulsa defender inside the box, Lizzy Simonin stepped up to the penalty spot and drilled her third penalty kick of the season to give Memphis a 1-0 lead. Simonin’s game-winning goal was her fourth goal on the season.
Four minutes later, Gomez-Junco powered a shot past Tulsa goalkeeper Katie Bykowski to give the Lady Tigers a 2-0 lead. Lizzy Hildebrandt gathered the ball about 30-yards away in the center of the pitch and served the ball to the left side where Gomez-Junco rocketed a shot from 18-yards away through the keeper’s hands for the goal.
No. 9 Marquette 3, Connecticut 0
MILWAUKEE — No. 9 Marquette used goals from Maegan Kelly, Katie Hishmeh and Lindsey Page to top Connecticut, 3-0, Sunday afternoon at Valley Fields.
The win is the Golden Eagles’ sixth-consecutive and helped them to move to 14-2-0 overall (6-1-0 BIG EAST), while the Huskies dropped to 6-6-2 overall (3-3-2 BIG EAST).
Kelly tallied what turned out to be the game winner at the 33:09 mark. The Connecticut defense was trying to clear the ball out of its own lower third but Kelly swooped in and stole the ball from a Husky defender. Kelly took a few dribbles before sending her shot low to the far corner from 10 yards out.