#1 ranked Stanford downed #13 Oregon St. 2-0 for the Pac-10 Womens' Soccer Championship tonight in Palo Alto.
The Cardinal got a deflection off a heel for a 1-0 lead between the second and third minute of the game, and added a second goal shortly after halftime, and made the advantage stand up.
Both sides got 13 shots on goal, with Stanford's freshman goalkeeper making a couple of point blank saves. The difference was Oregon St.'s inability to get a header into an open corner of the net, a free kick that was deflected just wide, and a chance at an open net on a crossing pass that couldn't be put on goal.
Stanford demonstrated whey they are #1 with a couple of well-converted opportunities. With only one conference game left Sunday for both teams, the winner of the meeting of sides previously undefeated in conference play laid claim to both first place and the tie-breaker. Oregon St. will join Stanford in the NCAA tournament.