Cardinal Cruises ahead of the Mustangs – Stanford University Athletics
STANFORD, Calif. –Four different Cardinal players scored as No. 12 Stanford (5-0-0) earned a 4-1 win over Cal Poly (2-3-0) Sunday afternoon from Cagan Stadium.
Stanford peppered Mustang’s goal with shots, delivering a season-high 38 and forcing Cal Poly goaltender Mackenzie Samuel to 13 saves. The 38 shots are the most for the Cardinal since making 44 in a 6-0 win over San Diego State on Aug. 29, 2021.
Senior Maya Doms led the offense with nine shots, including four on goal, while 15 different Cardinals had at least one chance.
Abby Greubel started the scoring in the 12e minute when she received a pass from Doms and fired a shot over Samuel’s head and into the top corner of the net for her second of the season. The goal was the 14e of Greubel’s career.
The Cardinal added at the head of the 41st minute when the first-year central defender Elise Evans stepped forward for a corner kick and stayed in the box as the corner was initially clear of danger. Senior Katie Duong was leading the 18 and quickly slotted the ball back into the box where he found Evans’ header and she sent the ball back into the corner of the net for her first career goal.
Stanford had 21 shots, forcing Samuel to nine saves, in the first half while holding Cal Poly without a shot for the first 45 minutes.
The attacking pressure continued in the second half as a rookie Jasmine Aikey dribbled into the box in the 61st minute to be knocked down and receive a penalty kick. Doms stepped in from the spot and quickly buried the chance in the back of the net to extend the Cardinal’s lead to 3-0. For the Doms, the goal was the second of the season and the 19e of her career.
Less than 10 minutes later, the Cardinal was celebrating again, this time as Catherine Paulson scored his first goal of the season. For Paulson, the goal in the 70se minute was the second of his career. Second year Nya Harrison was credited with the assist as she sent a long ball into the center of the penalty area where Paulson set up with a touch before shooting past Samuel for the goal.
Seemingly taking advantage of their only chance of the afternoon, Cal Poly got a goal from Madison Demijohn in the 86e minute. McKenna Carbon played a ball through Stanford’s back line where Demijohn ran unmarked to ryan campbell in order to. Campbell got some of the initial effort, but Demijohn’s momentum carried the ball into the net for his first of the season and broke the shutout offer.
The goal came on the Mustangs’ second and final shot.
Stanford will now prepare to travel to Illinois where he will meet Northwestern on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. PT before taking on DePaul on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. PT.