Cardinal women beaten by Bruins in overtime


UCLA freshman Lauren Kaskie scored with less than five minutes remaining to play in the second overtime, giving the second-ranked Bruins a 2-1 victory over host Stanford on Thursday night in a Pac-12 Conference soccer contest.

The fifth-ranked Cardinal (2-2 in the Pac-12, 9-2-1 overall) lost two straight at home for the first time since 2005. Stanford hopes to get back on track when USC visits for a 5 p.m. match on Sunday.

Sacred Heart Prep grad Abby Dahlkemper/UCLA Athletics
UCLA, which features Sacred Heart Prep grad Abby Dahlkemper on defense, scored in the 62nd minute to take a 1-0 edge.

With time running out in regulation, Stanford junior midfielder Lo'eau LaBonta somehow found the back of the net, with an assist from Courtney Verloo. It was LaBonta's second goal of the season and Verloo's team-leading sixth assist.

Despite being badly outplayed for most of the game, the Cardinal suddenly caught a breath of fresh air and outshot UCLA in a scoreless first overtime.

The last time Stanford lost as many as two matches in the same season was in 2007, when the Cardinal finished 14-2-4. Stanford is 101-4-6 since that year.

The Cardinal also lost for the first time when scoring a goal since 2006. Stanford was 155-0-7 over its past 162 such matches.

UCLA beat the Cardinal for the first time since 2008, ending a seven-match losing streak.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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