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Stanford women set for NCAA soccer battle with Hofstra

Original post made on Nov 23, 2019

The top-seeded and top-ranked Stanford women's soccer team, winners of 14 straight, hosts Hofstra (16-3-2) in the second round of the NCAA tournament at 7 p.m. Friday.

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Posted by Soccer Fan
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on Nov 23, 2019 at 7:42 pm

I’m filing my comment regarding “Stanford Women Set . . . ” (Stanford Women’s Soccer beat a little known team 15-0) under ‘Crimes & Incidents’ because that is where this article belongs.

My daughter played at a private high school and a private college. She was a state champ in high school and played at a nationally ranked college, and was a two-time All American. I am well aware that my daughter was talented - but - we could also afford to have her on the state’s best club team, with the best training. I’m stating this so that there is context for my comment.

Her wildly successful high school coach, and her wildly successful college coach, NEVER ran up the score like Stanford did in their 15-0 win. They definitely could have but the coaches for both schools never dreamed of doing so. On the one hand it’s tacky, and on the other hand once any player had two goals they were on the bench to give playing time to a younger, more inexperienced player.

The potentially record-setting players never complained. It was all about the team. Paul Ratcliffe, as Stanford’s coach you know you get the cream of the crop. You know you have a huge advantage and there are a lot of coaches who could be successful given the players that easily head to Stanford. That 15-0 score: you should be ashamed.

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