Women's Soccer Loses Final Regular Season Home Match
Oct. 29, 2000
LOS ANGELES -- Four different players scored as the No. 9 Stanford Cardinal rallied from a two-goal deficit Sunday in a 4-2 win over the No. 12 USC Trojans in a Pac-10 Conference match at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Stanford improves to 11-5-1 overall and 4-3-0 in Pac-10 play while USC is now 11-5-2 overall and 3-3-1 in Pac-10 play. The Trojans have now lost four of their last five games.
USC jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on goals by Isabelle Harvey and Ali Fennell. The Cardinal rallied in the span of a minute. At 38:00, Brittany Oliveira knocked a volley in mid-air past USC goalkeeper Shaelyn Fernandes. Kelsey Carlson then tied the game 38 seconds later with a blast from 20 yards that hit the crossbar and went in for the Cardinal.
Stanford would keep the pressure on in the second half with two goals in the first nine minutes by Marcie Ward and Marcia Wallis.
The Cardinal then clamped down the Trojans as rain slowed down the play in the final regular season home match of the season for USC.
It was only the fourth time that USC has ever lost in the Coliseum as the Trojans now have a 26-4-3 record there.
USC will travel to Arizona and Arizona State next weekend to wrap up the regular season in matches that will determine the Trojans' hopes for the NCAA Tournament.
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