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Doms’ Goal Lifts Stanford Past Team China

Aug 21, 2022

STANFORD, Calif. – Scoreless through 83 minutes of play, No. 21 Stanford received a game-winning goal from senior Maya Doms in the 84th minute to earn a 1-0 victory over the Chinese National Team in an exhibition match on Sunday night in front of a capacity crowd from Cagan Stadium.

Team China entered the match ranked No. 16 in the FIFA world rankings.

Freshman Lumi Kostmayer, who narrowly missed putting the Cardinal on the board in the 47th minute after drilling a shot from distance that hit off the crossbar, fed Doms a perfect pass through a Chinese defender that found her right foot. The native of Davis, Calif. took one touch toward goal before unleashing a shot that beat Team China goalkeeper Zhu Yu to the far post for the game-winner.

The match proved an even pairing as both squads managed 11 shots and four on frame, with China holding a possession advantage of 56% compared to Stanford's 44%.

Cardinal goalkeeper Ryan Campbell made four saves to post the shutout, while Yu finished with three. Campbell's biggest save of the night came in the 34th minute when China's Yang Lina lined up a shot from 25 yards out and fired to the upper-left 90 of the goal. Campbell leapt up and touched it over the bar to keep the Cardinal even headed into halftime.

Stanford (1-0-0) will return to action on Thursday when it hits the road for the first time this season, traveling to San Francisco for a 7 p.m. kickoff.