Published: November 27, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford erupted for four second-half goals by four different players to rout Florida State, 5-0, in an NCAA women's soccer quarterfinal before 2,135 at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium on Friday night.
Stanford (22-0-2) advances to its third consecutive NCAA College Cup, to be played Dec. 3-5 in Cary, N.C. The Cardinal will play the winner of Saturday's quarterfinal between Washington and Boston College.
Christen Press broke or tied two Stanford scoring records in the match. Press' assist on Mariah Nogueira's header in the 31st minute not only helped open the scoring, but it gave Press her 41st career assist, breaking the record of Marcie Ward (2000-04).
After Lindsay Taylor scored on another header, in the 56th minute, Press scored on a long-range shot just four minutes later. It was the 26th goal of the season for Press, the nation's leading scorer, tying Kelley O'Hara's year-old Stanford single-season record.
Teresa Noyola and Marjani Hing-Glover closed out the scoring, in the 78th and 86th minutes, respectively.
Stanford closed its home season with its 35th consecutive home victory, and 12th consecutive home NCAA victory.
Florida State (16-6-1) was outshot, 22-6, and got 10 saves from goalkeeper Kelsey Wys.