No. 1 UCLA and No. 2 Stanford are peaking



[PREVIEW] It's No. 1 UCLA at No. 2 Stanford in this week's marquee women's matchup.

Both teams are in fine form after being at less than full strength due to international commitments and injuries.

UCLA has won six in a row after getting off to a 3-1-2 start. The Cardinal is coming off a 4-2 win over Cal, one of five victories against teams ranked in this week's Soccer America Top 25.

The Bruins welcomed back Kara Lang after she played for Canada at the Women's World Cup in China. With her return, UCLA has an attacking foursome of Lauren Cheney (13 goals, 5 assists), Danesha Adams (7 goals, 5 assists), Christina DiMartino (4 goals, 5 assists) and Lang (3 goals, 1 assist in 5 games).

Defender Erin Hardy could return to lineup after suffering a knee injury in the match against Cal State Northridge on Sept. 16.

For Stanford, its sensation sophomore duo of Ali Riley and Kelley O'Hara have returned to action.

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