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Kovar Claims Pac-12 Honor
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 11/19/2013

Stanford midfielder Aaron Kovar was named Pac-12 Player of the Week Tuesday for his one-goal, one-assist effort in last Wednesday’s 2-1 overtime win over No. 5 California.

Kovar scored the winner in the 92nd minute against the Golden Bears, latching onto a 50-50 winner from JJ Koval, then dribbling through multiple defenders before sending a right-footed volley low to the right post. The Seattle native also assisted on the Cardinal’s first goal, playing a curving long ball down the left flank to Jordan Morris, who carried into the box and fed Zach Batteer for an easy tap-in.

The win was a signature result for the Cardinal, upping its record to 9-6-3 and solidifying its case for an NCAA Tournament bid. Stanford’s bid would be made official Monday morning, and the Cardinal hosts West Coast Conference champion Loyola Marymount Thursday at 7 p.m. at Cagan Stadium in first-round action.

Kovar’s honor is the third for the Cardinal this season. Goalkeeper Drew Hutchins captured the honor Sept. 24 while Morris claimed it on Oct. 1.


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