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Andy Wittry | NCAA.com | November 26, 2017

Women's soccer: Best goals from Week 14 (Video)

  Stanford advanced to the College Cup after a 4-0 win against Penn State.

The stage is set: No. 1 seed Stanford vs. No. 1 seed South Carolina; No. 1 seed Duke vs. No. 2 seed UCLA. Those are this year's NCAA Women's Soccer College Cup matchups after four of the top-seeded teams survived four rounds of tournament games. They outscored their opponents by a combined margin of 13-1 in the quarterfinal round, so there were more than a few candidates for our weekly "Best goals of the week" roundup.

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Here are the best goals from Week 14 of women's soccer action.

Stanford

Stanford continued its dominant run through the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship with a 4-0 win against Penn State. The Cardinal scored four goals in 25 minutes to advance to the College Cup. You can watch all four goals below.

Lindsey Lane – South Carolina

The Gamecocks advanced to their first-ever College Cup with a 2-0 win over Florida in the quarterfinals. South Carolina senior Lindsey Lane made her last shot at the Gamecocks' Stone Stadium count – a goal from the top of the box.

Hailie Mace – UCLA

Hailie Mace increased her season goal total to 15 after scoring twice in UCLA's 3-1 win over Princeton in the quarterfinals. Her first goal was a beautiful header in the box that bounced past Princeton's keeper and she outran the Tigers' defense for the Bruins' final goal.

Ella Stevens – Duke

Duke clinched a spot in the College Cup after tearing through its first four opponents without surrendering a goal. The Blue Devils have a 15-0 scoring advantage in this year's Women's Soccer Championship, including this brilliant backheel flick from Ella Stevens in Duke's 4-0 win over Baylor.

Lauren Piercy – Baylor

Baylor advanced to the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship quarterfinals for the first time after a 3-2 win in overtime against Notre Dame. Lauren Piercy scored the first goal of the game after she made a nice run into the box, gathered the ball with one touch and finished over the keeper with her left foot.

Abby Givens – Princeton

Princeton advanced to the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship quarterfinals after defeating No. 1 seed North Carolina 2-1 in overtime. Abby Givens scored the game-winner after winning a foot race against UNC's back line. You can watch the goal below beginning at the 1:25 mark.

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