Stanford Holds Off Santa Clara And Advances
Nov. 14, 2010
Courtesy of Stanford
STANFORD, Calif. - Goals by Marjani Hing-Glover and Alina Garciamendez were enough to allow No. 1 Stanford to withstand a late Santa Clara rally in a 2-1 NCAA second-round women's soccer playoff on Sunday.
Hing-Glover, starting because of an injury to a teammate, scored on a full left-footed volley off a cross from Annie Case in the 19th minute to open the scoring.
The Cardinal built a 2-0 lead on a header by Alina Garciamendez in the 74th. It was the first collegiate goal for the sophomore central defender, and came off a corner kick by Lindsay Taylor.
Santa Clara (13-7-2) struck back when Kendra Perry turned at the top of the box and struck a low left-footed shot into the net in the 74th minute, to cut the deficit. It ended Stanford's scoreless streak of 613 minutes, 42 seconds.
Stanford (20-0-2) advances to the round of 16 for fifth consecutive season and will play Pac-10 rival UCLA on Friday.
The site and time will be determined Sunday night.