Press earns Pac-10's weekly award

Stanford junior records three points in season-opning win at Hawaii

Stanford junior forward Christen Press was named Pac-10 women's soccer Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Press earned the honor after scoring twice and recording an assist in Stanford's season-opening 6-2 victory at Hawaii on Sunday.

Press assisted on Stanford's first goal, setting up Kelley O'Hara on a breakaway in the fifth minute with a through ball.

In the second half, Press scored her two goals in a five-minute span after Hawaii had narrowed the deficit to 3-1.

Press moved into ninth on the school's all-time goal-scoring list with 26, passing Natalie Spilger while her assist moved her into a tie with Kelsey Carlson for eighth on Stanford's career list with 18.

The second-ranked Cardinal (1-0) next play at Cal Poly on Friday night, which will be followed two days later win its home opener against San Diego State at 1 p.m.

Men's soccer

Stanford continued its exhibition season with a 1-0 win on Tuesday night over Saint Mary's.

While the two teams went scoreless in regulation, the Cardinal and Gaels played an extra 30 minutes unofficially where Stanford ended the scoreless tie. Just before the full time, Ryan Thomas found Cameron Lamming on a cross to give the Cardinal the lead and game-winning goal.

The Cardinal concludes its exhibition season in Denver on Saturday, with the Pioneers hosting the contest at the home of the Colorado Rapids of MLS.

Stanford opens regular season play Tuesday at Lehigh.


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