Stanford, ranked No. 2 in the Soccer America Women's Top 25
, looked great in its game late Sunday
night at Hawaii, a 6-2 win. Juniors Kelley O'Hara
and Christen Press
both scored two goals.
Coach Paul Ratcliffe
started two freshmen on the backline -- Alina Garciamendez
in the middle and Rachel Quon
at right back -- and Courtney Verloo
had a goal and two assists in her collegiate debut off the bench.
were just happy to get six goals. But we need to keep working on a lot of things. In the back, we still have work to do. The midfield has work to do. But, offensively, we looked strong."
* Here is the first Soccer America Women's Team of the Week
, led by Carolina's Casey Nogueira
* Several records were broken or tied over the weekend:
-- Senior Jessica Okoroafo
Purdue record when she scored the first goal in the 5-0 win over Ohio and had both goals in a 2-1 victory at Butler, giving her 14 game-winning goals, one more than Lauren Sesselmann
had in her career (2001-05).
-- Welshwoman Shan Jones
tied the Middle Tennessee
school record with four goals in an 11-1 victory over Alabama A&M.