The University of Colorado women’s soccer team fell to No. 4 Stanford on Friday night in California, 2-1. Colorado, coming off a home loss last Sunday to Washington State, looked to bring some of its high-powered offense to Stanford, but came up just short of the victory.
The Buffaloes had one shot overall on goal in the first half, and that didn’t even give them their one and only goal of the contest. After a free kick from Colorado junior Alex Huynh from 25 yards out, a Stanford player headed it into the the goal giving the Buffs an early 1-0 lead. The Cardinal, who have been perfect in their Pac-12 play, came away with two goals in the first half which sealed the deal in their win over the struggling Buffaloes. Colorado is winless in its past five matches and falls to 1-4-1 in conference and 7-6-2 overall.
Stanford freshman defender and forward Tegan McGrady played a cross kick by teammate Laura Liedle and headed the ball into the goal during the eleventh minute of play. Only 8 minutes later the Cardinal saw the goal again after sophomore Mariah Lee came away with the tap in score. Stanford freshman Michelle Xiao, who had two shots on goal Friday evening, assisted Lee.
After a scoreless second half, The Buffaloes came away with the tough loss and will be looking to battle in California again when they play UCLA in Los Angeles on Oct. 23.
Contact CU Independent Sports Writer Lizzi Vogel at Elizabeth.Vogel@colorado.edu