Early goal propels No. 2 Oklahoma St.
Roundup: No. 4 Pepperdine, No. 9 Memphis earn shutouts
WACO, Texas -- Baylor (13-3-2, 4-2-1) fell to No. 2 Oklahoma State (16-0-1, 5-0-1) 1-0 on Friday. The loss snapped an eight-game unbeaten streak and was the first loss for the Bears at home this season, while the Cowgirls improved to 16-0-1.
Kristen Kelly’s goal from 20 yards out in the fifth minute of play proved to be the difference. The ball came off the foot of a Baylor defender, right to Kelly, who blasted it off the lower part of the crossbar and straight down across the goal line.
The Bears had a good scoring chance in the 25th minute, as Vic Hoffman ran down a ball behind the Cowgirls’ back line, but her shot went just left of the goal.
Lisa Sliwinski nearly scored one minute later, but her volley chance with a defender on her hip was swallowed up by OSU keeper Adrianna Franch.
No. 1 Stanford 4, Utah 0
STANFORD, Calif. - Lindsay Taylor scored two goals to help keep No. 1 Stanford undefeated with a 4-0 victory against Utah in a Pac-12 Conference women's soccer match before 1,382 at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium on Friday night.
Taylor, a senior from nearby Los Altos, scored her conference-leading 11th and 12th goals of the season. Taylor scored her first in the fourth minute by taking a pass from Teresa Noyola (10 assists this season) on a 2-on-1 break with only the goalkeeper to beat. She scored again on a header in the 62nd minute to give Stanford a 3-0 lead.
Freshman Chioma Ubogagu scored her eighth of the season, and added an assist, and San Francisco native Nina Watkins scored her first.
No. 4 Pepperdine 1, Gonzaga 0
MALIBU, Calif. -- No. 4 Pepperdine held onto a 1-0 shutout victory against West Coast Conference foe Gonzaga on Friday. Freshman forward Ally Holtz’s second-half goal proved to be the difference for the Waves in the win.
The victory extends the Waves’ unbeaten streak, stemming back to the final game of the 2010 season, to 17 games as the team is now 12-0-4 overall and 4-0-0 in conference play. The team also continues to defend home-field advantage, as the Waves are unbeaten at Tari Frahm Rokus Field since 2009 and are riding a 19-game unbeaten streak.
After a scoreless first half, the Waves got on the board at the 76:28 mark when Ally Holtz jumped up towards a sailing ball in front of the keeper and was able to get her head on it and put the ball home. The goal put the Waves up 1-0 and was the second of her freshman season.
No. 7 UCLA 6, Arizona 1
LOS ANGELES - Senior forward Sydney Leroux notched her third career hat trick on Friday evening, leading No. 3 UCLA to a 6-1 victory against Arizona in a Pac-12 showdown at Drake Stadium. The Bruins, winners of seven in a row against the Wildcats, improve to 11-1-3 overall and 4-1-2 in conference play. Arizona sees its record fall to 1-12-2 overall and 1-5-1 in the Pac-12.
UCLA actually scored four of its six goals in the first 21 minutes of play, moving out to a 1-0 lead when Zakiya Bywaters scored on a breakaway at the 7:22 mark. Leroux then went on a scoring frenzy, putting in the first of her three goals in the 10th minute when she received a pass from Jenna Richmond and scored to the far post. Leroux scored her second goal less than three minutes later, this time taking a back pass from Sam Mewis near the top of the box and scoring again to the far post. Mewis would set up Leroux's third goal as well, as she stole the ball deep in Arizona territory and sent a ball into the box to a waiting Leroux, who beat Arizona goalkeeper Ashley Jett for the third time.
The lone bright spot on the night for Arizona came in the 35th minute when Jazmin Ponce scored her first goal of the season on a 30-yard free kick.
No. 9 Memphis 3, Southern Mississippi 0
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- No. 9 Memphis (16-0-1, 8-0-1 C-USA) clinched at least a share of the Conference USA regular season championship with a 3-0 victory at Southern Miss (3-12-3, 0-8-1 C-USA) on Friday.
With the victory, Memphis secures the No. 1 seed in the C-USA Tournament at Mike Rose Soccer Complex beginning on Nov. 2. A win on Sunday at UCF means Memphis clinches the crown outright.
Senior forward Melissa Smith scored her fourth goal of the season and the eventual game-winner in the eighth minute to put Memphis on top 1-0. Sophomore forward Rasheeda Ansari served the ball through the box, where Smith awaited and punched the ball past the Southern Miss keeper to the bottom right portion of the net for the goal. It was Ansari's first assist of the season and Smith's goal marked the earliest score this season at 8:31.
No. 10 Wisconsin 5, Purdue 1
MADISON, Wis. -- Five Badgers scored a goal and 10 players recorded a point as the No. 10 Wisconsin (9-5-3, 4-2-3) routed Purdue 5-1 on Friday.
It was the most goals scored by Wisconsin since a 7-1 victory against Vermont on Sept. 7, 2008.
Monica Lam-Feist opened the scoring in the 12th minute with a goal off a give-and-go with Julia Roddar.
Lam-Feist then assisted on Roddar’s first career goal in the 27th minute to build a 2-0 UW lead.
Less than 30 seconds before halftime, Paige Adams scored on a header off assists from Leigh Williams and Joana Bielfeld.