Stanford Falls to Saint Louis in First Round
Nov. 11, 2005
Santa Clara, Calif. - Stanford fell to Saint Louis, 2-0, tonight at Buck Shaw Stadium in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Santa Clara University. The Cardinal ends the 2005 season at 10-7-3, while Saint Louis improved to 16-4-0.
Saint Louis midfield Kelly Ferguson scored the game-winner in the 19th minute on an assist from Cassi Winchell. Ferguson, who has scored 11 goals this season, booted the ball from about 25 yards out, sneaking it past Stanford keeper Alex Gamble. The Cardinal nearly tied the game in the closing minutes of the first half, as freshman Allison Falk took a high header, junior Shari Summers' shot was saved and freshman Hillary Heath's effort was blocked in the field.
In the second half, the Billikens added an insurance goal as Maureen Hughes scored her tenth goal of season off her own rebound in the 63rd minute. The Cardinal kept fighting, taking another six shots, but Stanford couldn't get the ball behind SLU goalie Abby Goellner.
'We're proud of everyone on the team for working so hard and for hanging in there,' said Stanford co-captain Lindsey Hunt after the match. 'We had some great opportunities. We just didn't get there.'
Stanford out-shot the Billikens 21-7, but Goellner ended with six saves to help her squad advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament against second-seeded Santa Clara on Sunday.
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Scoring Summary: SLU: Ferguson (Winchell), 18:32; SLU: Hughes (Unassisted), 62:02.
Saves: Alex Gamble (Stanford) 2, Abby Goelner (SLU) 6
Shots: Stanford 21, Saint Louis 7
Corners: Stanford 9, Saint Louis 1
Fouls: Stanford 12, Saint Louis 10