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No. 1 Stanford creates own luck
by Paul Kennedy, October 19th, 2009 8:45AM
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MEN'S NEWS ... No. 1 Stanford had a little luck in its 2-0 win over No. 4 UCLA in their much-anticipated Pac-10 matchup that drew an overflow crowd of 2,400 at Cagan Stadium on Sunday afternoon, but Coach Paul Ratcliffe insisted the Cardinal had created its own luck.

As it has done all season, Stanford had a big edge in the play but couldn't score on the Bruins until well into the second half. Until then, the best chance fell to UCLA's Olympic gold-medalist, Lauren Cheney, who hit the post. When the Cardinal's first goal came, it was an own goal -- scored when a clearance deflected crazily over goalkeeper Chante' Sandiford and into the goal.

"You need a little bit of luck in soccer, and if you're doing the right things, you create your own luck," Ratcliffe said. "We created our own luck there. We put them in an awkward situation, putting them under pressure, and it ended up deflecting into their own goal."

The second Stanford goal came less than two minutes later when Camille Levin, who was inserted at forward for the first time this season, headed in a cross to the far post from New Zealand international Ali Riley. "Cami had done very well in that spot, so I thought it would be a good element to throw out there," Ratcliffe said. "I thought Cami was fantastic. She was a huge spark off the bench. She's a player who should be starting. She's that good."

* GAME OF THE WEEK:
Oct. 18 in Palo Alto, Calif.
Stanford 2 UCLA 0. Goals: own goal 72, Levin (A.Riley) 73.
Stanford -- Maker, Quon, A.Riley, Jenkins, Garciamendez, Noyola, Taylor, Nogueira, McCann, Press, O'Hara. Subs: Levin, Verloo, Heath.
UCLA -- Sandiford, Cook, Belcher, Wilmoth, Barnes, Bywaters, Cline, Wright, Larsen, Cheney, Leroux. Subs: Williams, Smith, Metz, Zadro, Lee, Bearde.
Referee: Cory Dean.
Att.: 2,400.

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* HAGEN CARRIES MILWAUKEE. Wisconsin-Milwaukee clinched its 10th straight Horizon League regular season championship Sunday when it beat Wright State, 1-0, on a goal by Sarah Hagen, who set a school record with at least one goal in nine straight games.

Things didn't look so great for Milwaukee earlier this season. The Panthers had gone winless with five losses and a tie in their final six non-conference games. Since then, Hagen has carried them with 15 goals in seven games, at conference wins. The sophomore sensation has 19 goals for the season, only five less than the conference-record 24 goals she scored as a freshman.

"It was a huge win for us," UWM coach Michael Moynihan said. "We had a lot on the line today. If Wright State could have come in here and knocked us off, they would have most likely been hosting the conference tournament. It was important for us to play it here."



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