Pacific Women's Soccer Posts Spring Win at Stanford, 2-1
April 17, 2011
PALO ALTO, Calif. - Led by two goals from junior midfielder Laura Hogan (Poway, Calif.), the Pacific Tigers women's soccer team posted a hard-fought, 2-1 win at national runner-up Stanford Saturday.
The Tiger striker started the scoring with a goal off a perfectly-threaded pass from junior forward Kristina Wavomba (Encinitas, Calif.) in the 15th minute. Hogan expanded the lead to 2 -0 when sophomore midfielder Kayla Villalpando (San Jose, Calif.) set her up for a one-on-one opportunity against the keeper.
Hogan almost completed the hat trick after Wavomba hammered a long shot off the crossbar but Hogan narrowly missed the rebound attempt.
The lone Stanford goal came on a shot off a short corner from Camille Levin just prior to the 60 minute mark.
In the 2010 regular season, the Tigers dropped a road contest at Stanford, who finished last season 23-1-2 overall, with the lone loss coming in the national championship game to Notre Dame.
"It was a wide open, end-to-end game that was fun to be a part of," head coach Keith Coleman said. "We have been looking at different formations and evaluating all of our players this spring and this was a wonderful opportunity for us to do both. Stanford is an exceptional team that is considered in the top echelon in the nation and we need these types of tests."
Defensively the Tigers were very strong all day, limiting Stanford to long range shots and corner kicks to create their more dangerous opportunities.