Women's College Cup: Pac-12 rivals Stanford and UCLA move into Sunday's final

Stanford moved into the NCAA Division I women's final with a 2-0 win over South Carolina thanks to a pair of early goals by Jordan DiBiasi at the Women's College Cup in Orlando, Florida.

The first goal came off a corner kick while the second deflected off South Carolina's Lindsey Lane. DiBiasi is only third on the Cardinal with nine goals but she leads the team with six game-winners. Of her 21 career goals, 12 are game-winners.

"Two fantastic goals," Stanford coach Paul Ratcliffe said. "Like we've seen all year."

The Cardinal, which is now 23-1-0, was in control much of the game, tying a school-record by earning its 19th shutout.

Dec. 1 in Orlando, Florida
Stanford 2 South Carolina 0. Goals: DiBiasi (McGrady) 10, DiBiasi (Macario, McGrady) 26.
Stanford -- Jahansouz, McGrady, Cook, Pickett, Boissiere, Davidson, DiBiasi, Sullivan, Macario, Carusa, Haley. Subs: Briede, Malatskey, Kuhlmann, Goad, Tran.
South Carolina -- Krzeczowski, Conklin, Schaefer, Lane, Fisk, Milazzo, Babbitt, Gareis, Carrigan, McCaskill, Bahr. Subs: Zullo, Galassini, Woodard, Jankowski, Chang, Eskew.

Freshman Mandy Canales, who had not played in the 110 minutes of regulation and overtime, came off the bench for the shootout and scored the winning goal to send UCLA to the final against Stanford with a 4-3 win over Duke after their game ended 0-0.

Canales' goal came in the fifth round after goalkeeper Teagan Micah stopped a shot by Duke's Kat McDonald. Julia Hernandez, who had also not played, also scored in the shootout for the Bruins.

"Hats off to our girls during the PKs," said UCLA coach Amanda Cromwell. "Teagan, who's a phenomenal keeper, had that great save. Marley had not played the whole game, steps up as the fifth PK kicker. She had been in the top-5 players to take those shots. She just has a lot of confidence, and that is really hard to do coming in cold off the bench, putting the team on your shoulders. A lot of players would shy away from those moments, but Marley grasped that."

Dec. 1 in Orlando, Florida
UCLA 0 Duke 0 (UCLA wins 4-3 on penalties).
UCLA -- Micah, McCullough, K.Rodriguez, Cerda, Goralski, A.Rodriguez, Villacorta, Athens, Fleming, Mace, Sanchez. Subs: Matulich, Hernandez, Dunphy, Sheehan, Canales.
Duke -- Proctor, Burns, Quinn, DeBree, Reid, Mitchell, Miller, Racioppi, Stevens, McCoy, Dorsey. Subs: McDonald, Brummett, Paschall, Allen.

1 comment about "Women's College Cup: Pac-12 rivals Stanford and UCLA move into Sunday's final".
  1. Ric Fonseca, December 2, 2017 at 12:51 p.m.


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