Cardinal Cruises Past Mustangs – Stanford University Athletics
STANFORD, CA. – Four different Cardinal players scored as No. 12 Stanford (5-0-0) drove out of Cagan Stadium to a 4-1 win over Cal Poly (2-3-0) on Sunday afternoon.
Stanford peppered the Mustang goal with shots, delivering a season-high 38 and forcing Cal Poly goaltender Mackenzie Samuel to make 13 saves. The 38 shots is the most for the Cardinal since he hit 44 in the 6-0 win over San Diego State on Aug. 29, 2021.
Senior Mayan Doms led the attack with nine shots, including four on target, while 15 different Cardinals had at least one chance.
Abby Greubel the scoring started in the 12thth minute she received a pass from Doms and flicked a shot over Samuel’s head into the top corner of the net for her second of the season. The goal was 14thth of Greubel’s career.
The cardinal built the lead in the 41st minuteSt Minute when freshman central defender Elise Evans came forward for the corner kick and remained in the penalty area when the corner was initially cleared safely. Senior Katie Duong was at the top of the 18 and immediately put the ball back into the box where it hit Evans in the head and she flicked the ball backwards into the corner of the net for her first career goal.
Stanford managed 21 shots and forced Samuel to make nine saves in the first half while keeping Cal Poly without a shot for the first 45 minutes.
The offensive pressure continued in the second half as a freshman Jasmine Aike dribbles into the penalty area in the 61stSt minute only to be knocked down and awarded a penalty. Doms stepped up and promptly buried the chance in the back net to extend Cardinal’s lead to 3-0. The goal was Doms’ second of the season and their 19thth her career.
Less than 10 minutes later, the cardinal celebrated again, this time as Catherine Paulson scored their first goal of the season. Paulson’s goal in the 70th minuteth Minute was the second of her career. second grader Nya Harrison the assist was credited as she sent a long ball into the center of the box where Paulson settled with a touch before firing the shot past Samuel on target.
Cal Poly made the most of what appeared to be their only chance of the afternoon, scoring in the 86 by Madison Demijohnth Minute. McKenna Carbon played a ball through the Stanford backline where Demijohn ran towards unmarked Ryan Campbell in gate. Campbell got some of the initial effort, but Demijohn’s momentum carried the ball in goal for her first of the season, breaking the shutout bid.
The goal came with the Mustangs’ second and final shot.
Stanford will now prepare to travel to Illinois, where it will meet Northwestern on Thursday at 5 p.m. PT before clashing with DePaul on Sunday at 11 a.m. PT.