Oct. 31, 2003
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford (9-7-2, 4-2-1) knocked off No. 14 Washington (9-5-3, 2-3-1 Pac-10) by a score of 3-0 on a cold and rainy Friday evening at Maloney Field to move into sole possession of second place in the Pac-10 standings. Jennifer Farenbaugh scored the only goal the Cardinal would need just 1:34 into the game when she picked up a rebound and headed it into the back of the net unassisted. Nicole Barnhart (9-7-2) picked up her seventh shutout of the season and the 29th of her career to earn the victory, stopping eight shots by the Huskies.
"We came out hard from the start and were ready to go," said Farenbaugh. "I feel like we're starting to peak at the right time, and it's just going to get better from here."
Stanford won for the third time in its last four games.
"This was a huge win for us," said Stanford head coach Paul Ratcliffe. "There's a pack of teams all in the same situation (looking to finish in second place), and it comes down to how we do in these last few games."
Allyson Marquand scored her team-leading eighth goal of the season after taking a pass from Natalie Sanderson near the top of the penalty box and blasting in a goal from 20 yards out at 49:58. Brittany Oliveira wrapped up the scoring when she scored unassisted from 30 yards out at 74:29 with her shot tipping off the outstretched fingertips of Washington goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen. Oliveira now ranks second on the club in scoring for the season with nine points.
The three goals scored by Stanford equaled the most goals scored in a game this season against Washington, which entered the game tied for first in the Pac-10 with league-leader UCLA for the least goals allowed with an average of 0.81 per game.
Stanford finished with a 16-12 advantage in shots, including a 13-3 margin in the second half after being outshot before the break, 9-3. Stanford also led 8-6 in shots on goal, while both teams had a pair of corner kicks. Washington was called for 13 fouls, while the Cardinal was whistled on 11 occasions.
Washington's Tina Frimpong attempted a game-high seven shots, including five on goal. Frimpong nearly scored twice late in the game but a pair of her headers at 83:18 and 83:48 were saved by Barnart.
Marquand and Oliveira shared Stanford team-high honors with four shot attempts each.
Rasmussen picked up three saves but took her first collegiate loss after surrendering the first goals of her collegiate career. Rasmussen had previously held opponents scoreless in 405:00 minutes of action heading into Friday's game.
The victory increased Stanford's all-time lead in its series versus Washington to 11-1-2. Stanford will next host Washington State in another key Pac-10 game on Sunday, November (12 pm, PT) before closing out its regular season by hosting California on Friday, November 7 (7 pm, PT).