Freshmen Stephanie Amack and Megan Turner scored their first collegiate goals to help spark No. 4 Stanford to a 4-0 nonconference women's soccer victory over Loyola Marymount on Friday night before 1,549 at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.
Amack and Turner were part of large-scale substitutions in the latter stage of the first half that added energy to the Cardinal attack. Stanford struck for its first three goals within a 10-minute span bridging each half, all with six freshmen on the field, including four off the bench.
Amack scored from close range in the 42nd minute after a deflection off a defender deep in the box. Shortly after fifth-year senior Courtney Verloo scored on a 25-yard free kick into the upper right corner, Turner converted Verloo's cross into a first-touch score in the 52nd minute.
Taylor Uhl, a junior transfer from Minnesota, scored her first goal at Cagan Stadium in similar fashion, knocking in a cross from Sydney Payne to complete the scoring. It was her second goal of the season.
Stanford (3-0-1) returns to action Sunday at noon against No. 16 Maryland at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.
Kelsey Harbin scored twice to cap a strong offensive effort as No. 12 Stanford earned a convincing 5-1 victory over No. 20 New Hampshire Friday night at the Varsity Turf.
After allowing a New Hampshire (0-3, 0-0 America East) less than two minutes into the game, Stanford (2-1, 0-0 NorPac) erupted for five unanswered goals and outshot the Wildcats 19-5.
Fran Tew delivered the first-half equalizer at 25:32 as she banked in a rebound off a penalty corner opportunity.
The Cardinal did not let up in the second half, recording four goals on six shots. Hope Burke struck first for the Cardinal, burying a shot from just outside the left post after receiving a crafty feed from Harbin.
Courtney Haldeman tapped in a hard cross from Elise Ogle at 51:42 to notch her first goal of the season and stretch the Cardinal's lead to 3-1.
Less than five minutes later, Harbin tapped home her first score of the year, converting on a textbook penalty corner on a feed from Ogle and stop by Maddie Secco.
Stanford earned a penalty stroke in the 64th minute, which Harbin drilled into the right corner of the cage.
The Cardinal defense held strong and limited New Hampshire to five shots and two penalty corners. Dulcie Davies made three saves in net and earned her second win for the Cardinal.
Stanford will complete its four-game homestand on Sunday at 2 p.m. as it takes on VCU.