Nogueira's clutch goal sends No. 1 Stanford past No. 6 Penn State
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Mariah Nogueira headed in Taylor McCann's corner kick with under three minutes left to answer a Penn State comeback with a 3-2 Stanford victory in non-conference action Friday.
Nogueira's goal at 87:24 came only 4 minutes, 24 seconds after No. 6 Penn State tied the score. It was the second big goal in as many matches for Nogueira, whose second-half header in the season opener against Santa Clara tied the match and sparked the No. 1 Cardinal to a 6-1 rout.
The victory was the 25th consecutive for Stanford (2-0-0), which extended its regular-season unbeaten streak to 64, dating back to 2008.
Stanford rallied from an early deficit to take the lead on goals by Alex Doll -- the first of the sophomore's collegiate career -- and Sydney Payne, the latter in the 63rd minute on a pass from Doll.
However, Penn State (2-1-0) equalized at 83:00 on a penalty kick by Christine Nairn, setting the scene for Nogueira. The goal was the 16th of her collegiate career for the senior captain.