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Ubogagu, Levin record a daily double in 5-2 win over Tigers

 

Freshman Chioma Ubogagu and senior Camille Levin each scored two goals and recorded an assist as the second-ranked Stanford women's team beat visiting Pacific, 5-2, in a nonconference contest Sunday.

Lindsay Taylor also scored for the Cardinal (2-0), which extended its home winning streak to 37, but had its streak of scoreless first halves stopped at 20.

Stanford faces a big road test this week, traveling to Maryland for a match on Friday night and to Georgetown for a Sunday afternoon affair.

The Tigers (1-1) scored in the game's first five minutes to take the early lead. Kristyina Wavomba beat goalie Lindsay Dickerson with a left-footed shot from inside the far post.

Levin tied the match with a shot from the top of the box after taking a wall pass from Ubogagu at the 10:34 mark.

"That's my strength," Ubogagu said. "I just like combining with people, just working off the ball even if I'm not getting it back. Just working with the team."

Less than two minutes later, Ubogagu scored her first career goal after taking a crossing pass from Taylor.

Ubogagu scored from eight yards out with 10 seconds left in the first half after taking a short pass from Teresa Noyola.

"Chi is a great talent, and she had a breakout performance this weekend," Stanford coach Paul Ratcliffe said. "We're just getting an idea of what she's capable of."

Taylor's second goal of the season made it 4-1 less than five minutes into the second half. Levin added another with less than 10 minutes left.

For a team concerned about its offense, Stanford showed plenty of firepower in its first two games. It took the Cardinal five games to score nine goals last season and did not record its first shutout until game six.

Stanford outshot the Tigers 34-4, including a 18-3 edge in shots on goal. Taylor took a game-high six shots, four on goal.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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