Senior Day Shutout
STANFORD, Calif. – Honoring six seniors prior to the match, No. 7 Stanford (16-2-1, 9-1-0 Pac-12) earned a 2-0 shutout victory over Colorado (8-7-4, 2-6-2 Pac-12) on Sunday afternoon from Cagan Stadium.
Seniors Madison Ayson, Emily Chiao, Maya Doms, Katie Duong, Paige Rubinstein and Kennedy Wesley were all recognized as part of Senior Day.
The win stretched Stanford's win streak to nine matches, while it has not allowed a goal in the last five. The five consecutive shutouts are the most for the Cardinal since stringing together eight from October 3-31, 2019.
Junior goalkeeper Ryan Campbell recorded the clean sheet for the Cardinal, making three saves, while the Stanford defense held Colorado to just six shots overall. The shutout was Campbell's eighth of the year.
After posting a pair of goals in a 5-0 victory over Utah on Thursday, graduate student Abby Greubel got the scoring going once again on Sunday with her fifth of the season in the 45th minute. The native of Santa Ana, Calif. received a ball near the corner flag on the left side of the field, dribbled into space across the top of the box and unleashed a right-footed shot from the edge of the 18 that found the back of the net.
The goal capped a solid first half for the Cardinal that included seven shots and nine Cardinal corner kicks.
Stanford extended the lead to 2-0 in the 75th minute when redshirt-sophomore Catherine Paulson put away her third goal of the year. Redshirt-senior Sierra Enge won a header at midfield and sent it down the right sideline where junior Samantha Williams raced to win the ball and played it across the box to Paulson. The Los Altos, Calif. native took one touch to settle the pass before putting her shot past Bella Grust to the near post.
Grust, who played all 90 minutes in goal for the Buffaloes, finished the match with eight saves as Stanford put 10 of its 19 total shots on frame.
Stanford will conclude the regular season on Friday when it travels to California to play at 3 p.m. With a win next week, Stanford would clinch at least a share of the Pac-12 title – it's first conference crown since 2019.