Tapscott's Game-Winner Gives Stanford the 2-1 Victory Over Saint Mary's

Oct. 3, 2004

Box Score

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford (8-2-1) closed out the non-conference portion of its schedule this afternoon at Maloney Field with a 2-1 victory over Saint Mary's (8-4-0). With the match tied at 1-1 and less than 10 minutes remaining in regulation, junior Leah Tapscott (Madison, Wis./James Madison Memorial) took the pass from senior Emilee Shim (Atlanta, Ga./Paideia) and fired the ball over the keeper for the game-winning goal in the 84th minute.

Stanford sophomore Gina Farias-Eisner (Calabasas, Calif./Harvard-Westlake) helped give Stanford the edge early today, as she drove up the field and beat her defender one-on-one to set up freshman Lizzy George (Alamo, Calif./Carondelet), who headed the ball into the net just six and a half minutes into the match.

Saint Mary's tied it up before the half, as leading scorer Genevieve Hollis converted a pass from Jenny Barbera in the 39th minute to tie the match at 1-1.

Seniors Marcie Ward (Alamo, Calif./Carondelet) and Martha West (Fort Worth, Texas, Forth Worth Country Day) kept the offensive pressure high, as the duo combined for six shots on goal.

The Cardinal will open Pac-10 play next Sunday at California. Kick-off in Berkeley is set for 1 p.m.

1 2 = F
Stanford (8-2-1) 1 1 = 2
Saint Mary's (8-4-0) 1 0 = 1

Scoring Summary: STAN: George (Farias-Eisner), 6:30; SMC: Hollis (Barbera), 38:47; STAN: Tapscott (Shim), 83:13.
Saves: Barnhart (Stanford), 2; Lee (SMC) 6
Stanford 9, Saint Mary's 3
Stanford 6, Saint Mary's 1
Stanford 3, Saint Mary's 5

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