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Top-Ranked Stanford Extends Winning Streak to 29, 3-0 vs. Cal Poly

Top-Ranked Stanford Extends Winning Streak to 29, 3-0 vs. Cal Poly

STANFORD, Calif. — The Stanford women's soccer team won its 29th straight game on Thursday night, topping visiting Cal Poly 3-0 at Cagan Stadium.

The Cardinal (7-0-0), defending national champions, were a unanimous No. 1 in this week's coaches Top 25 poll, collecting all 35 first-place votes. Stanford broke its school record for a winning streak with Thursday's victory.

Mustang freshman Mackenzie George placed a shot on goal in the sixth minute, but Cardinal keeper Lauren Rood was in position to stave off the early threat.

It didn't take Stanford long to answer, as on the ensuing possession upfield, Jordan DiBiasi left a ball for Madison Haley on the left side of the box, where she scored on one touch into the top of the net inside the far post.

George would find another chance off a corner by Emily Talmi in the closing seconds of the opening half, but her header sailed wide of the right post.

The Cardinal went up 2-0 six minutes into the second half thanks to a penalty converted by Haley, a member of the U-20 USWNT, to notch a brace on the evening.

Stanford took a 3-0 advantage in the 72nd minute, when Abby Greubel made a move to her left to maneuver to find an opening just above the penalty area, where she struck with a left-footed shot inside the right corner.

Cal Poly's Sydney Knauer also shot in the 75th minute, but the ball went over the crossbar.

Mustang junior goalkeeper Sophia Brown made a season-high 10 saves, one off tying her career-high total. Brown faced 32 total attempts for the match while moving to a career total of 205 saves, just four back of No. 4 in school history.

Brown's night included three straight stops during a Stanford attack with just over a minute remaining until intermission. She also denied DiBiasi, a contributor for the U-23 USWNT, in the 64th.

Cal Poly (0-5-3) faces another ranked Pac-12 opponent Sunday, continuing its five-game road stretch at No. 16 Washington State (5-0-0). Kickoff in Pullman is set for 11 a.m.