A penalty kick by Lo'eau LaBonta
less than three minutes into the first overtime period gave No.
4 Stanford a 1-0 win over No. 5 Florida Friday evening in front of 1,079 fans at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. The Cardinal (5-0-1) broke a school record for most consecutive shutouts to open the season,
extending its streak of not allowing a goal to 582 minutes.
The penalty kick was awarded when Claire Falknor
was whistled for a foul on U.S.
U-20 outside back Stephanie Amack
on an overlapping run near the end line.
The match featured spectacular saves by both goalkeepers -- Jane Campbell
with her fifth shutout for Stanford and Taylor Burke
of Florida -- before the referee pointed to the penalty
In the 58th minute, 2013 Soccer America Freshman of the Year Savannah Jordan
had a shot headed for the upper corner until it was touched out
by Campbell, her teammate on the U.S. U-20 Women's World Cup team. Burke made some key saves in the second half to keep the match scoreless in regulation, stopping Chioma Ubogagu
twice and Hannah Farr
with good saves.
“I was really pleased with what we got out of this game," Florida coach
. "I think we grew a lot from this game and will take some of this going forward. Obviously, they have a pretty stout defense as they
haven’t given up a goal all year. But we certainly had our chances, especially in the first half. We had several near misses. I think the biggest issue of the game was us getting out of what we
do best a little bit. You have to credit Stanford for having a role in that. For a big majority of that game, I thought we imposed our will on them and that’s great to see that we are capable of