Stanford Falls to No. 14 Texas A&M, 1-0

Sept. 18, 2005

Box Score

Knoxville, Tenn. - Despite an impressive outing at the Regal Soccer Complex in Knoxville, Tenn., the Cardinal fell to 14th-ranked Texas A&M this afternoon at the Tennessee Tournament. The Cardinal is now 3-3-1 on the season, while the Aggies improved to 5-1-1 on the year.

'In the first half, the two teams were even, but in the second half, we deserved to get a goal,' noted head coach Paul Ratcliffe after the match. 'We dominated the whole second half and they scored against the run of play. We're very disappointed that we didn't win, but we're looking forward to our next game at Navy.'

The Aggies netted the lone goal of the match on a header by Allison Martino in the 70th minute.

Stanford kept the ball on the offensive side of the field, earning five corner kicks and firing off nine shots in the second half. Sophomore Lizzy George and senior Leah Tapscott led the way, combining for seven of the squad's shots on the day.

Alex Gamble picked up six saves during the match, a new career-high for the rookie keeper.

The Cardinal will travel to Annapolis, Md. To face off against Navy on Thursday at 7 p.m. (ET). The Midshipmen defeated Sienna this afternoon to improve to 6-1-2 on the year.

1 2 = F
Stanford (3-3-1) 0 0 = 0
Texas A&M (5-1-1) 0 1 = 1

Scoring Summary: TAMU: Allison Martino (UA), 69:27
Saves: Alex Gamble (Stanford) 6; Kati Jo Spisak (Texas A&M) 3
Shots: Stanford 10, Texas A&M 11
Corners: Stanford 5, Texas A&M 1
Fouls: Stanford 7, Texas A&M 8