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Cardinal women alone in first place in Pac-12 soccer

Four different players scored for the second-ranked Stanford women's soccer team in beating visiting Washington 4-0 in a Pac-12 Conference match Sunday.

Lauren Rood made three saves to earn the shutout for the Cardinal (10-1, 3-0), which travels to Corvallis for a game with Oregon State at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Stanford is the lone remaining unbeaten team in conference play as it extended its unbeaten streak in Pac-12 play to 32 games, a span that dates to October of 2016.

Carly Malatskey and Sophia Smith scored within 26 seconds of each other to give the Cardinal a 2-0 before nine minutes had transpired. Catarina Macario added a goal just before halftime and Maya Doms in the first two minutes of the second half.

"It was a really positive result for us," said Stanford coach Paul Ratcliffe. "We started fast and never let up and I'm really proud of the entire team."

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Malatskey recorded an unassisted goal in the ninth minute, following her own blocked shot and firing the ball into the back of the net. Moments later Smith was fouled in the penalty area and converted the penalty kick.

Malatskey, a senior, scored her seventh goal of the season and the eighth of her career, all coming in her past 15 appearances.

Smith, who with Macario is on the MAC Hermann Trophy watch list, scored her fifth goal and has 12 in 20 career appearances. Smith missed the final 11 games of last year and the first five of this season recovering from an injury.

The Huskies were called for a handball in the box in the final 30 seconds of the first half and Macario buried the ensuing penalty kick for her 15th goal of the year. The junior ranks seventh all-time with 125 points.

Sam Tran nearly scored another goal for the Cardinal in the 77th minute as her header hit the crossbar.

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Stanford recorded back-to-back shutouts against the Washington schools and has five on the season, all in the past eight games.

Note: Washington coach Lesle Gallimore is retiring after 26 years. She's just the second coach in the program's history. "I'd like to thank Lesle Gallimore for her friendship and everything she's done for women's soccer in her 26 years at Washington," Ratcliffe said. "It's sad that this is the last game I'll coach against her and I hope she stays involved in the game because women's soccer needs good people like her to continue to move forward."

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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Cardinal women alone in first place in Pac-12 soccer

Uploaded: Sun, Oct 6, 2019, 6:45 pm

Four different players scored for the second-ranked Stanford women's soccer team in beating visiting Washington 4-0 in a Pac-12 Conference match Sunday.

Lauren Rood made three saves to earn the shutout for the Cardinal (10-1, 3-0), which travels to Corvallis for a game with Oregon State at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Stanford is the lone remaining unbeaten team in conference play as it extended its unbeaten streak in Pac-12 play to 32 games, a span that dates to October of 2016.

Carly Malatskey and Sophia Smith scored within 26 seconds of each other to give the Cardinal a 2-0 before nine minutes had transpired. Catarina Macario added a goal just before halftime and Maya Doms in the first two minutes of the second half.

"It was a really positive result for us," said Stanford coach Paul Ratcliffe. "We started fast and never let up and I'm really proud of the entire team."

Malatskey recorded an unassisted goal in the ninth minute, following her own blocked shot and firing the ball into the back of the net. Moments later Smith was fouled in the penalty area and converted the penalty kick.

Malatskey, a senior, scored her seventh goal of the season and the eighth of her career, all coming in her past 15 appearances.

Smith, who with Macario is on the MAC Hermann Trophy watch list, scored her fifth goal and has 12 in 20 career appearances. Smith missed the final 11 games of last year and the first five of this season recovering from an injury.

The Huskies were called for a handball in the box in the final 30 seconds of the first half and Macario buried the ensuing penalty kick for her 15th goal of the year. The junior ranks seventh all-time with 125 points.

Sam Tran nearly scored another goal for the Cardinal in the 77th minute as her header hit the crossbar.

Stanford recorded back-to-back shutouts against the Washington schools and has five on the season, all in the past eight games.

Note: Washington coach Lesle Gallimore is retiring after 26 years. She's just the second coach in the program's history. "I'd like to thank Lesle Gallimore for her friendship and everything she's done for women's soccer in her 26 years at Washington," Ratcliffe said. "It's sad that this is the last game I'll coach against her and I hope she stays involved in the game because women's soccer needs good people like her to continue to move forward."

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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