Cardinal Keeps Unbeaten Streak Alive, Defeats Washington 5-1
Oct. 17, 2008
SEATTLE, Wash. - The fifth-ranked Stanford women's soccer team scored its 13th win of the season, knocking off Washington 5-1 tonight on a soggy, chilly evening in Seattle. Junior Kelley O'Hara netted two goals and assisted twice to become the sixth Cardinal player to record a multi-goal game this season to lead the team to victory.
Stanford showed no mercy on the Huskies, putting in half of its shots in the half and taking a 3-0 lead going into the midpoint. Freshman Camille Levin gave the Cardinal the lead and earned her fourth goal of the season in just the 17th minute, beating Washington goalkeeper Kari Davidson from 30 yards out with a shot to the upper right corner of the net.
From then on out, it was the O'Hara and Press show, as they shredded the Husky defense for four more goals. O'Hara followed up Levin's tally with her first goal of the game three minutes later, rewarding Christen Press' excellent through-ball, tucking the sphere across the goal and into the opposite corner to make it 2-0.
The junior from Fayetteville, Ga. then returned the favor for Press less than ten minutes later, as she and freshman Lindsay Taylor set her up for her ninth goal of the season.
After the half, Press got her second of the game, scoring the third goal off another through ball by O'Hara past the Washington back line.
Washington tried to rally late in the second half, and managed to get one past sophomore goalkeeper Kira Maker to cut the lead to three goals, but O'Hara answered eight minutes later with her second goal of the game, scoring off yet another through ball to the left side and rocketing it into the upper-right corner to make it 5-1, a score that would stand at the final whistle.
The Cardinal, now 13-0-1, will complete its Northwest excursion Sunday, taking on No. 24 Washington State at noon in Pullman, Wash.