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Record-setting effort gives Stanford a win in NCAA tourney

 

Junior Catarina Macario scored four goals and recorded five assists and the top-seeded and second-ranked Stanford women's soccer team set a NCAA postseason record in its 15-0 win over Prairie View A&M on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.

Macario set a school mark with 13 points and increased her national-leading total to 27 goals, also a school record. Macario's 77 points are also a program record, surpassing Team USA member Kelley O'Hara.


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Sophia Smith also scored a hat trick with two assists, Bianca Caetano-Ferrara recorded a hat trick off the bench and Sam Tran scored twice while the Cardinal registered a season-high 12 assists.

Defensively, Stanford did not allow a shot while registering 41 of its own, including 28 on goal.

The Cardinal (19-1) overwhelmed the Panthers (13-8) with eight goals in the first half. Macario got to work in the fifth minute, curling a right-footed shot into the right corner after the feed by Smith. Moments later in the 10th minute, Macario returned the favor and put it on a plate for Smith to finish from close range and make it 2-0.

Smith doubled her tally in the 16th minute, slamming home a rebound after Macario's shot was saved. Abby Greubel made it 4-0 in the 24th minute, heading home Macario's corner kick seconds after entering the game as a substitute.

Sam Tran headed home another Macario corner kick, Kiki Pickett's shot from outside the box in the 29th minute pushed the lead to six. Jojo Harber also scored in the first half.

Caetano-Ferrara scored goals in the 66th and 72nd minutes on either side of Macario's third goal in the 69th minute, making it 12-0. Tran scored to make it 13-0 in the 75th minute, Macario netted her fourth in the 78th minute and Caetano-Ferrara secured the hat trick in the 83rd minute to make it 15-0.

Top-seeded Stanford hosts the second and third rounds of the NCAA Tournament next week, starting Friday with a neutral-site game at 4 p.m. Stanford will take on the winner of Saturday's match between Hofstra and Loyola Chicago next Friday at 7 p.m. with the third-round match set for Sunday, Nov. 24.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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