Aug. 29, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lindsay Taylor and Sydney Payne scored two goals apiece to lead No. 2 Stanford to a 4-1 victory over No. 20 Georgetown on Monday in a nonconference women's soccer match originally postponed because of Hurricane Irene.
Taylor scored in the 2nd and 35th minutes, and Payne followed with a pair in the second half to help Stanford (3-0-1) complete a two-match trip in the capital area that began with a 0-0 draw at Maryland on Friday.
Taylor, the No. 8 all-time goal-scorer in Stanford history (37 goals), scored 1:15 into the match when a chip from 12 yards caught Georgetown's goalkeeper off her line. Taylor's second goal came on a scorching 30-yarder.
Payne, a sophomore, had the first multi-goal performance of her collegiate career. She scored her first goal of the season when Chioma Ubogagu's pass from midfield set her up for a breakaway in the 60th minute. Payne calmly placed the ball inside the right post for a 3-0 lead.
Georgetown (3-1) closed to within 3-1 on what appeared to be a harmless free kick by Samantha Baker in the 79th minute. Apparent miscommunication between goalkeeper Emily Oliver and a defender allowed the ball to sneak through the defense and inside the left post.
Stanford answered 1:38 later when Marjani Hing-Glover's shot deflected off the goalkeeper and into the path of Payne, who scored unobstructed in the 80th minute for the final margin.
Stanford returns home to play Northwestern (0-3) on Sunday at noon, before Notre Dame arrives for a Sept. 9 rematch of last year's NCAA final.