Lindsay Taylor Nets Both Goals For No. 7 Stanford In 2-0 Victory Over No. 22 Georgia
Sept. 7, 2008
ATHENS, Ga. - The No. 7 Stanford women's soccer team earned its fifth victory in as many games, defeating Georgia/Nike Invitational hosts No. 22 Georgia 2-0 in the tournament finale. Freshman Lindsay Taylor knocked in both goals for the Cardinal, increasing her season mark to a team-leading five goals.
As has been the case so far this season, Stanford got on the board early, when Taylor took a cross from sophomore Christen Press, settling it with her chest before crushing the ball into the net in the 16th minute. The goal started off another bang-bang offensive situation for the Cardinal, when five minutes later Taylor put the ball in the back of the net again for her fifth tally of the season. With the goal, Stanford has now scored back-to-back goals within five minutes in four of its five games.
The two goals would stand for the entire 90 minutes to give Stanford the victory. The Cardinal rained 27 shots on the Bulldogs, 15 of which were on goal, while Georgia only managed to get off five shots in the game. The Stanford defense yet again made things easy for sophomore goalkeeper Kira Maker, who picked up her fourth shutout of the year without having to make a save.
Stanford returns home next weekend to host No. 16 Santa Clara, No. 3 North Carolina, and UNC Greensboro in the Stanford/Nike Invitational at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. Action will begin Friday, Sept. 12 at 4:30 p.m., when Santa Clara will face UNC Greensboro. The Cardinal will take on North Carolina, who is making a rare west coast visit for the tournament, at 7 p.m. in the second match of the doubleheader. Fans are advised to arrive early, as one ticket is good for both matches and seating for the first 1,500 attendees is first-come first-serve. Any additional fans over the first 1,500 will be directed to standing room only on the south goal line. Tickets are available online at gostanford.com, at the Stanford Stadium ticket office, or by calling 1-800-STANFORD.