Stanford repeats as national champion and becomes only host team to win
STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford felt right at home, allowing the national championship to stay at home.
Kiley Neushul converted a penalty shot for the game-winner with 11 seconds remaining, as Stanford (25-2, 6-0 MPSF) captured its fourth NCAA crown in five years and fifth overall in school history.
Neushul finished the contest with five goals while Ashley Grossman added two scores.
The NCAA title is also the 106th won by a Stanford team, and extends the school’s national-best streak of years with at least one NCAA championship to 39, dating back to 1976-77.
Sunday’s contest was a rematch of last year’s NCAA final, in which the Cardinal defeated the Bruins 9-5 in Los Angeles.