Taylor Uhl headed in two goals and freshman Ryan Walker-Hartshorn scored in her first collegiate start at forward to lead the No. 4 Stanford women's soccer team to a 3-0 nonconference victory over No. 16 Maryland at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Stanford (4-0-1) extended its home unbeaten streak to 70 -- the second-longest in NCAA Division I history -- while earning its third shutout of the season.
Both of Uhl's goals were scored off Courtney Verloo's corner kicks. The first came in the 10th minute as Alex Doll and Stephanie Amack kept the ball alive inside the penalty area. Uhl's team-leading fourth goal of the season came at the far post, directly off Verloo's corner, in the 89th minute.
Walker-Hartshorn, a native of Oakland, scored from close range in the 57th minute, when outside back Natalie Griffen fired a ball into the goalmouth. Walker-Hartshorn opened the season starting at outside back, but had been effective off the bench at forward before earning the start.
Freshman keeper Jane Campbell highlighted her first collegiate shutout with a full extension save midway through the first half.
While diving to her right, Campbell caught a 25th-minute scorcher from Maryland scoring standout Hayley Brock with two hands midway through the first half. She has yet to allow a goal in three appearances.
Maddie Bauer, one of four freshmen in Stanford's starting lineup, excelled in central defense and stifled Brock, who was held to two shots for the Terrapins (4-2).
Stanford hosts Iowa State on Saturday at 11 a.m.
No. 12 Stanford scored twice in a 10-minute span during the second half and beat VCU, 2-0, on Sunday.
Stanford (3-1) attempted 12 of its 19 shots in the first half. The Cardinal, which also held a commanding 11-0 advantage in penalty corners, showcased a balanced offensive attack throughout the game.
Kelsey Harbin led the Cardinal with four shots while eight other players registered at least one attempt.
Stanford held an opponent without an attempt for the first time since Oct. 14, 2005.
The result might have been even more lopsided if not for the impressive play of VCU goalkeeper Megan Botteri, who racked up 15 saves, several of which required diving stops or leaping break-ups while off balance.
After a scoreless first half, Stanford's persistent attack finally paid off at the 44:35 mark, when Clemence Couteau scored her first career goal.
Couteau, who was attempting only her second career shot, dribbled past the left side of the cage and quickly beat Botteri to the near corner.
In the 55th minute, Courtney Haldeman put Stanford ahead 2-0 when she scored unassisted by tapping in a rebound near a scramble in front of the cage.
Dulcie Davies recorded her eighth career shutout.
Stanford next hits the road for the first time, facing Central Michigan on Saturday.
Men's water polo
Third-ranked Stanford won twice Sunday, beating No. 10 St. Francis Brooklyn and MIT to conclude a 4-0 weekend at the Bruno Fall Classic in Providence, R.I.
The Cardinal (4-0) opened the day with a 17-1 win over St. Francis Brooklyn before closing the tournament with a 24-5 win over MIT.
Stanford next sees action at the NorCal Invitational from Sept. 21-22 in Berkeley.
Sophomore Bret Bonanni scored nine goals to lead the Cardinal Sunday, while junior Alex Bowen scored six. Freshmen Jackson Kimbell and Connor Stapleton each found the net four times.
In the cage, senior Scott Platshon (Menlo School) and freshman Drew Holland split the games, with Holland making 10 saves in the morning against St. Francis Brooklyn and Platshon also stopping 10 shots against MIT.
No. 2 Stanford fell at No. 6 Texas, 27-29, 25-18, 16-25, 25-27, Sunday, at Gregory Gymnasium in Austin, Texas.
Sophomore outside hitter Brittany Howard led the Cardinal (2-2) with 14 kills and 17 digs for her first double-double of the season.
Senior middle blocker Carly Wopat finished with 13 kills and three blocks, while sophomore middle blocker Inky Ajanaku had 11 kills and three blocks.
Senior Rachel Williams recorded 12 kills and 10 digs for her third consecutive double-double.
Sophomore setter Madi Bugg also collected a double-double, registering 46 assists and 12 digs.
Junior libero Kyle Gilbert tallied a season-high 24 digs, while sophomore Jordan Burgess finished with 16 digs.
Stanford remains on the road, heading to Washington D.C. to participate in the Service Academy Challenge that begins Thursday. The Cardinal will face Air Force, Army and Yale in the Pentagon.