Women: Duke stuns Stanford on penalty kicks

After Virginia, Stanford became the second No. 1 seed to fall in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Women's Tournament in a shootout on Friday, falling to Duke, 3-2, on penalty kicks after their game ended 1-1.

In the deciding shot in the fifth round out of the shootout, Stanford keeper Jane Campbell stepped up but had her shot stopped by Emily Proctor, one of two the sophomore saved in the shootout.

“First, a big congratulations on a phenomenal program, team and year that Stanford has," said Duke coach Robbie Church.  "Obviously they are one of the top programs in the country, they are so well-coached and organized with great players. We are just very, very fortunate to be able to go forward, but we stayed organized the whole time. We were hard to break down, worked hard defensively, we tried to catch them on the counter which we did with the first goal…very, very proud of our team and how far they’ve come this season.”

Proctor was the star with seven saves in 110 minutes of action. Toni Payne had put Duke ahead early in the first half, but Michelle Xiao equalized for the Cardinal in the 39th minute.

“This game, specifically, scoring early is always nice but at the same time it puts more pressure [on us] to defend the rest of the game," commented Proctor.  "Throughout the season we’ve just improved every game, from our technical abilities to being able to just fight to the end of the game. I think that’s why we came out with this one.”

November 27 in Stanford, California
Stanford 1 Duke 1. Goals: Xiao 39; Payne (Racioppi) 14.
Stanford -- Campbell, Cook, Amack, Sullivan, Wilson, DiBiasi, Rosen, McCoy, Carusa, Turner, Lee. Subs: Xiao, Walker-Hartshorn.
Duke -- Proctor, Quinn, Raben, Reid, Gibbons, Miller, Racioppi, Wilson, Martinez, Payne, McCoy. Subs: Burns, Dorsey, Pecht, Allen.
Att.: 2,100.
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