Nicole Payne's brace propels USC past No. 19 Stanford in Pac-12 opener
Sep 23, 2022
Nicole Payne scored twice as USC women's soccer overcame an early deficit to beat No. 19 Stanford, 2-1, in its Pac-12 opener in Los Angeles. Freshman Lumi Kostmayer scored the Cardinal's lone goal in the 20th minute. Payne answered in the 36th minute, then again in the 59th minute to lead the Trojans to victory. They improve to 5-1-1 on the season. Stanford falls to 7-2-1.