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Pac-10 perfection achieved once again by Stanford women

Levin, Quon score early goals to help keep Cardinal women's soccer perfect

By David Kiefer

Stanford Sports Information

First-half goals within 90 seconds of each other by Camille Levin and Rachel Quon sparked Stanford to a 3-0 victory over visiting Oregon to complete the Cardinal's second consecutive perfect Pacific-10 Conference season.

Teresa Noyola added a second-half goal on a 22-yard free kick into the upper left corner, her ninth goal of the year.

Stanford (18-0-2 overall, 9-0 in conference) became the second team in conference history to accomplish consecutive perfect seasons, and extended its Pac-10 winning streak to 20.

"It's a great accomplishment," Stanford coach Paul Ratcliffe said. "It's a credit to the players on the team. They've worked very hard and they deserve all the success. It's very difficult to do."

Stanford, which won its 31st straight at home, advances to the NCAA Tournament for the 13th consecutive season and will find out its seeding and first-round foe on Monday. Stanford is expected to host the first two rounds, Friday and Sunday.

"We know we have to take everything one at a time and can't take anything for granted at all," Levin said. "We've had such a great season so far, but one bad performance, one loss, and we could be going home. I think we're all pretty aware of that and we're not going to be happy until we've won a national championship."

Senior goalkeeper Kira Maker received her first start since the fifth match of the season and responded with the 28th shutout of her collegiate career and first of the season.

Maker, Redman, midfielder Allison McCann, and national-scoring leader Christen Press were honored before their final regular-season home match on Stanford's designated Senior Day.

The shutout was the fifth consecutive for Stanford, which has allowed only one goal in its past eight matches. Stanford had a 17-6 shot advantage over the Ducks.

"It's single-elimination now," Ratcliffe said. "So, you've got to perform in every game and perform as if it's your last game, and enjoy."

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