MORNING BRIEFING: Stanford freshmen are sensational

Teresa Noyola, considered one of the best playmakers to enter college in the last decade, got her first two goals in a 3-1 win over Navy last Friday and added a third goal in a 3-0 victory over ranked Boston College.

But other freshmen have made major contributions.

Speedster Lindsay Taylor, another local recruit, scored the first goal in a 5-0 defeat of Pacific in the Cardinal's opener and added her second goal and an assist against BC.

Perhaps the biggest surprise has been Cami Levin, who was expected to play on the backline but has been a revelation at holding midfielder.

MILWAUKEE DERBY. Freshman Sarah Hagen continued her torrid start to the 2008 season when she scored her sixth goal in four games to lead No. 24 Wisconsin-Milwaukee to a 1-0 win over No. 25 Marquette Wednesday evening at Valley Fields.
 
The Panthers won the battle of unbeaten city rivals for the first 4-0 start in school history.

Hogan scored off a corner kick moments after she was stopped by Golden Eagle keeper Chelsey Turner on a breakaway.

"Marquette is our crosstown rivals and we have a long history of competitive games," Milwaukee head coach Michael Moynihan said. "There is a lot of energy when these two teams get together and we have picked up wins in two of the last three years with a tie splitting them. If you look at the state, we have been doing great on that front. We've beaten Wisconsin and Marquette and still have Green Bay ahead of us. They are a team we can't overlook."

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