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Stanford Plays Two
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 09/05/2013

STANFORD, Calif. -- The No. 4 Stanford women’s soccer team (2-0-1) will attempt to extend its 68-match home unbeaten streak when it plays host to Loyola Marymount (3-1-0) on Friday at 6 p.m. and No. 16 Maryland (4-0-0) on Sunday at noon, in a pair of Pac-12 Network matches at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. The streak is the second-longest in NCAA Division I history, behind only North Carolina’s streak of 84 from 1986-94.

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   The following is a closer look at this weekend’s matches:

Who: Loyola Marymount (3-0-1) at No. 4 Stanford (2-0-1)
When: Friday, 6 p.m.
Where: Laird Q. Cagan Stadium, Stanford, Calif.
Storyline: Stanford seeks to establish itself regionally to increase its chances of playing host to possible postseason matches.
All-Time Series Record: LMU leads, 1-0
Watch: Pac-12 Networks

Follow: live stats

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Who: No. 16 Maryland (4-0-0) at Stanford
When: Sunday, noon
Where: Laird Q. Cagan Stadium, Stanford, Calif.
Storyline: Maryland seemed destined to meet Stanford in a 2012 NCAA third-round match, but was upset by Denver, 3-2, at Cagan Stadium in the second round.
All-Time Series Record: Stanford leads, 1-0-1
Watch: Pac-12 Network

Sunday Promotions: Football y Futbol- $2 off General Admission soccer ticket, with ticket to Stanford vs SJSU football game (at Cagan Stadium ticket window); Also, Autograph Day: Postgame autographs with the entire Stanford team.

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   The Season Thus Far: Stanford has played two double-overtime matches among its first three contests. The Cardinal opened with a 2-1 2OT victory at Boston College, followed with a 1-0 victory at Connecticut, and opened its home season with a 1-1 2OT draw against Portland. Four different players have scored for Stanford, with one goal each. Haley Rosen scored in the 67th minute to tie the score against Portland on Saturday.

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    Current Stanford Streaks:

• Five consecutive NCAA College Cup appearances
• Four consecutive Pac-10/12 Conference titles
• 155-match unbeaten streak (148-0-7) when scoring a goal (since 2006)
• 103-match unbeaten streak (98-0-5) at home when scoring a goal (since 2003)
• 68-match home unbeaten streak (65-0-3), second-longest in NCAA history

   Friday’s Opponent, Loyola Marymount: The Lions (3-0-1) have won three straight -- all at home. However, Stanford will be the first of four consecutive road matches, continuing with Long Beach State on Sunday, and Cal State Fullerton and USC next week. The Lions only road match so far was a season-opening 3-1 loss at Cal Poly. LMU has scored four goals, all by different players. The Lions were 9-8-2 last season, including 3-5 in West Coast Conference play. They were picked to finish sixth in the WCC by conference coaches.
    
    The LMU-Stanford Series: The series is short, but significant. In their only meeting, LMU beat Stanford, 2-1, on Oct. 5, 2003, at Cagan Stadium. It’s significant because that match represents the last time Stanford has lost a home match in which it has scored. Since then, Stanford has gone 98-0-5 (103 matches) at home in contests in which it has scored.

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   Sunday’s Opponent, Maryland: Going into Friday’s match at Santa Clara, Terrapins’ senior forward Hayley Brock had scored a goal in six consecutive matches, one away from the school record. It’s possible she could be seeking to break Emmy Harbo’s 1996 mark against Stanford. Maryland (4-0-0) is playing its first road matches of the season and making its first regular-season West Coast road trip since 2003. The Terrapins are ranked No. 16 by the NSCAA and No. 17 by Soccer America. They’ve outscored their opponents (The Citadel, Villanova, George Mason, Navy), 18-2, with three shutouts. Brock leads the team with six goals and two assists and is the current co-Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week.

    The Maryland-Stanford Series: Stanford holds a 1-0-1 series lead, winning 3-0 at home in 2000 and tying 0-0 on Aug. 26, 2011, in College Park, Md. That was the only blemish in Stanford’s 25-0-1 NCAA championship season. The teams seemed destined to meet in an NCAA third-round match at Cagan Stadium last year, but Maryland (14-7-2 in 2012) was upset by Denver, 3-2, in overtime in the second round, also at Cagan.

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 2012 Season in Review: Stanford (21-2-1) advanced to its fifth consecutive NCAA College Cup and recorded its fourth consecutive perfect conference season. However, the Cardinal’s quest to repeat as national champions ended in the NCAA semifinals with a 1-0 double-overtime loss to eventual champion North Carolina in rainy San Diego. Stanford extended its Pac-12 winning streak to 42 with help from a 2-1 second-half comeback victory at UCLA in a matchup between the nation’s top two ranked teams, on Oct. 28. Senior defenders Alina Garciamendez and Rachel Quon were named first-team All-Americans by the NSCAA.

   Stanford vs. the WCC:    
   Stanford is 69-35-9 against current WCC schools (.650).
   Remove Santa Clara (15-18-5) from the list and Stanford is 44-17-4 (.708).
   The LMU match marks the second of four this year against WCC teams.

   Stanford vs. the ACC:
   Stanford is 27-22-9 against current ACC schools (.543)
   Remove North Carolina (0-9-3) from the list and Stanford is 27-13-6 (.652).
   The Maryland match marks the second of two this year against ACC teams.

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   Most Recent Lineup: Stanford’s lineup has been fluid through the first three matches. Paul Ratcliffe has used nine newcomers, with four having started. Ratcliffe has used 14 different starters, but hasn’t used the same lineup twice.

   Here is Stanford’s most recent starting lineup, used in a 1-1 draw against Portland on Aug. 31:

Goalkeeper: Emily Oliver, sr. Carries a career goals-against average of 0.36.

Left back: Siobhan Cox, fr. Relieved by Kendall Romine, who switched to center.

Center back: Maddie Bauer, fr. Has started every match.

Center back: Laura Liedle, so. Started in middle, but switched to left back.

Right back: Natalie Griffen, sr. Ex-forward has speed to play up the flank.

Midfield: Alex Doll, jr. Scored OT winner in opener at Boston College.

 Midfield: Lo’eau LaBonta, jr. Scored two goals vs. UCLA in ‘12 NCAA tourney.

 Midfield: Sydney Payne, sr. Has scored 12 career goals, all as a forward.

 Forward: Chioma Ubogagu, jr. Extremely skillful player, with 21 career assists.

 Forward: Taylor Uhl, jr. Transfer led nation with 21 goals, 51 points last year.

 Forward: Courtney Verloo, RS sr. Team’s No. 1 scorer in ‘12, with 10 goals.

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   National Leading Scorer: Taylor Uhl was the national co-leader in goals last year with 21 and, with nine assists, held the national lead in points (51) while playing for the University of Minnesota. Uhl, a native of Eden Prairie, Minn., was named an NSCAA third-team All-America. Uhl was given a waiver by Minnesota to allow her to be immediately eligible this season. After two seasons, she moved to No. 5 on Minnesota’s career list in goals (36) and points (85). She has started all three matches for Stanford and has scored one goal, to beat Connecticut, 1-0.

   Two-Sport Stars: Stanford has two dual-sport standouts, lacrosse player and soccer midfielder Hannah Farr and rugby player and soccer goalkeeper Aly Gleason. Farr has scored 56 goals during two All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation first-team seasons in lacrosse. Gleason, a member of the Air Force ROTC, has led Stanford to two collegiate rugby final four appearances.

    National-Team Notice: At age 17, freshman goalkeeper Jane Campbell became the youngest goalkeeper ever brought into a full U.S. national-team camp, on Jan. 22, 2013. Campbell made her first collegiate appearance in relief of Emily Oliver late in the first half of Saturday’s home draw against Portland.


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