Women's soccer: Best goals from Week 8 (Video)
A pair of California schools fip-flopped atop the United Soccer Coaches rankings in Week 8 as Stanford claimed the No. 1 spot from UCLA. Elsewhere in the country, Kansas did what no other team in the country has been able to accomplish this season: beat Texas. The Jayhawks pulled off a 2-1 comeback win over the Longhorns thanks to Kayla Morrison's goal late in the second half.
Here are the best goals from Week 8 of women's soccer action.
Kyra Carusa – Stanford
Stanford won its 11th game in a row thanks to Kyra Carusa's game-winner in the 86th minute of the Cardinal's 1-0 win against Washington. Michelle Xiao crossed a ball in front of the goal and Carusa redirected it in through the keeper's legs.
Delanie Sheehan, Jessie Fleming – UCLA
Delanie Sheehan and Jessie Fleming both struck from long range as UCLA defeated Utah 2-1 thanks to a pair out shots from outside the box.
Alessia Russo – North Carolina
Boston College thought the coast was clear when a defender headed the ball out of the box. Alessia Russo, however, had other plans. She tracked down the ball and fired a shot from roughly 30 yards out that landed in the upper lefthand corner of the goal for the first of four Tar Heel goals in a win against the Eagles.
More than enough offense tonight for the Tar Heels as they remain unbeaten in conference play pic.twitter.com/zwtv0zgMni— UNC Women's Soccer (@ncwomenssoccer) October 15, 2017
Ella Stevens – Duke
Imani Dorsey made a run down the left side of the field, then sent a strong left-footed cross across her body to the middle of the box, where Ella Stevens was able to volley the ball past the keeper and into the right corner of the goal. The shot proved to be the game-winner in the Blue Devils' 2-0 victory over Florida State.
Alex Anthony – USC
Alex Anthony doesn't need a large window to score. She scored the game-winner against Colorado in the sixth minute, when Tara McKeown sent a cross into the box. Anthony's shot rocketed off the crossbar and into the goal.
Lauren Segalla – West Virginia
Freshman Lauren Segalla put the finishing touches on West Virginia's 4-0 win over Iowa State, when she netted a diving header off of a corner kick in the 72nd minute.
Deanne Rose – Florida
Deanne Rose scored twice against Vanderbilt, bringing her season goal total up to eight, as Florida won 3-0. Her first goal of the game came in the eighth minute, when she settled a cross from Mayra Pelayo and threaded the needle to place a shot inside the left post, between the keeper and a defender.
Eleanor Gabriel – Ohio State
Eleanor Gabriel provided all the offense Ohio State needed in a 2-0 win at Maryland. Nikki Walts sent a cross into the box that Meghan Kammerdeiner headed to Gabriel for the finish.