[STANFORD-BOSTON COLLEGE 3-1] The 1-2 punch of senior Kelley O'Hara and junior Christen Press combined for all three goals as No. 1 Stanford beat Boston College, 3-1, Friday night before a sellout crowd of 2,200 at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium and earned a berth in the NCAA College Cup.
O'Hara added to her school record with her 24th and 25th goals of the season, and Press assisted on both of O'Hara's goals - tying Marcie Ward's 2000 assist record of 14 and then breaking it.
Boston College, the No. 2 regional seed, surprised the Cardinal by scoring only 1:42 into the match when Julia Bouchelle collected a pass from Victoria DiMartino in the box and sent a shot past a diving Kira Maker and off the right post before deflecting in.
Less than a minute later, Stanford answered back when a shot by Press bounced off the crossbar to O'Hara, who buried the rebound.
O'Hara put Stanford ahead in the 26th minute. A flick forward by Lindsay Taylor, and a touch pass by Press released a sprinting O'Hara on a breakaway.
Press finished off the scoring with her 20th goal of the season in the 85th minute.
Nov. 27 in Palo Alto, Calif.
Stanford 3 Boston College 1.
Stanford -- Maker,
A.Riley, Garciamendez, Jenkins, Quon, Noyola, Heath, McCann, Taylor,
O'Hara, Press. Subs: Verloo, Nogueira, Redman.
Boston College -- Mastroianni, Regan, Pember, Cerrone,
Henderson, V.DiMartino, Mewis, Caldwell, Bouchelle, G.DiMartino,
Knowlton. Subs: Gimpel, Crutchfield.
1:35 BC-Bouchelle (5) V.DiMartino
2:25 STAN-O'Hara (24) Press
26:10 STAN-O'Hara (25) Press, Taylor
84:28 STAN-Press (20) Jenkins