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Roundup: South Carolina knocks of Florida

No. 2 Stanford 2, Arizona 1, OT

STANFORD, Calif. -- Taylor Uhl scored with eight seconds left in the first overtime to give No. 2 Stanford a 2-1 victory against Arizona in the Cardinal’s Pac-12 women’s soccer home opener on Friday at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.

Stanford (9-0-1 overall, 2-0 Pac-12) extended its home unbeaten streak to 73 and its conference winning streak to 44.

The goal was the 10th of the season for Uhl, a junior transfer from Minnesota. Left outside back Laura Liedle played a long ball from midfield that found Uhl at the top of the penalty area. Uhl touched the ball to her right and fired a hard left-footed shot inside the right post in the 100th minute.

“Taylor has an incredible ability to slow the play down,” Stanford coach Paul Ratcliffe said. “A lot of people would rush that shot, but Taylor always shows great composure and was rewarded with the goal.”

The golden goal was Stanford's third of the season, following second-overtime winners by Uhl against Boston College (a 2-1 victory) and Courtney Verloo against Santa Clara (3-2).

Stanford was outshot 9-1 in the opening minutes, but outshot the Wildcats, 15-6, after halftime. The final shot total favored Stanford, 22-19.

Megan Turner put Stanford in front in the 37th minute with a point-blank header after Sydney Payne beat a defender to the end line and supplied a perfect cross. But Arizona (5-3-3, 0-2) intercepted a Stanford back pass in the 78th minute, leading to a shot by Alexandra Doller that bounced off the post to Emily Lai, who converted the rebound to tie the score.

No. 3 UCLA 2, Washington 0

LOS ANGELES – UCLA scored a pair of second half goals and the No. 3 Bruins handed Washington State its first loss of the season by a score of 2-0 in Pac-12 play on Friday.

The goals were the first given up the Cougars (7-1-3, 0-1-1 Pac-12) after intermission this season. They were the first goals by either side in the series since 2011.

Washington State held a 4-3 edge in shots during the first half and defended four UCLA (10-1-0, 2-0-0 Pac-12) corner kicks in the opening 45 minutes.

The Bruins broke the deadlock on Courtney Proctor’s goal in the 59th minute and added insurance on a goal by Darin Jenkins in the 64th minute.

No. 7 Penn State 2, No. 18 Wisconsin 1

MADISON, Wisc. -- Seventh-ranked Penn State collected its first Big Ten road win on Friday night, edging No. 18 Wisconsin 2-1 at the McClimon Soccer Complex. The Nittany Lions used goals from seniors Tani Costa and Maya Hayes to earn their ninth-consecutive victory.

"Mentally, we were ready to play," said head coach Erica Walsh. "We came out with an incredible amount of energy and fight and put them on their heels. I thought that, in particular, our leaders were very good tonight."

The Blue and White (10-1-1 overall, 4-0-0 Big Ten) are now 17-3-4 against the Badgers (7-2-2, 2-1-1) all-time.

No. 19 South Carolina 2, No. 8 Florida 1, 2OT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A shot with less than 90 seconds left in the final overtime gave No. 19 South Carolina a 2-1 double-overtime victory against No. 8 Florida on Friday evening at James G. Pressly Stadium.

Both of South Carolina’s goals came off headers. The golden goal came at 108:36 when Taylor Leach headed in Chelsea Drennan’s corner kick to give USC its second overtime win in the all-time 25-match series between the teams. The Gamecocks scored in the 37th minute when the lofted ball sent by Christine Watts from the top of the Gators’ defensive third was headed in by Bay Daniel from eight yards.

The Gators tied the match just before halftime. With the opening half clock waning, Havana Solaun took the ball end line. USC goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo got her hands on it but couldn’t cleanly control the ball and it bounced just above the six-yard box. Freshman Savannah Jordan’s left foot placed the ball in the goal with just 31 seconds remaining in the half.


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