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Stanford women sweep Pac-12 weekly soccer honors

 

The Stanford women's soccer team swept Pac-12 honors this week after shutout victories against No. 16 USC and UCLA that earned the Cardinal the conference title.

Freshmen Jordan DiBiasi (Offensive Player of the Week) and Alana Cook (Defensive Player of the Week) earned the first conference honors of their collegiate careers. Jane Campbell earned Goalkeeper of the Week honors for the second consecutive week.


DiBiasi scored a highlight-worthy game-winning goal against No. 16 USC to clinch a share of the Pac-12 Championship for Stanford. She made a near-post run and utilized a back-heel flick to beat her defender and slip the ball past the goalkeeper. DiBiasi played well in the midfield for Stanford in its 2-0 victory against UCLA, constantly pressuring the Bruins through the midfield to disrupt their attack.

Cook was instrumental in Stanford's two shutout victories against No. 16 USC and UCLA. She shut down opportunities in the center of the field and utilized her speed to eliminate any breakaway threats. The significance of Cook's performance didn't show up on the stat sheet, but her impact was evident and forced the opposition to play out wide instead of going through the middle.

Campbell made four saves to help lead Stanford to two shutout victories and secure the Pac-12 title. She has not allowed a goal since the 36:07 mark at No. 25 Washington State – a span of 342:23 minutes. Campbell earned the 28th shutout of her career against UCLA to pass Emily Oliver ('13) for fifth on Stanford's all-time career list.

The trio will be back in action Friday when Stanford looks to continue its momentum and complete a perfect conference season when it plays host to No. 20 California at 6 p.m. It will be Senior Night and the Cardinal's four seniors will be honored before the game. The match will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.

— Stanford Athletics

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