STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford scored three goals in a 15 minute span in the first half and rolled to a 4-1 victory in a first-round game in the NCAA women's soccer tournament Wednesday night at Maloney Field. All five goals were scored in the first half.
"Our inexperience in the tournament showed," commented SJSU interim head coach Tamie Grimes, whose team became the first Spartan team to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. "Our nerves showed early. After the first 17 minutes it's a 1-1 match."
Brittany Oliveira put the Cardinal on the scoreboard just 2:26 into the game. Marcie Ward made it 2-0 just 49 seconds later and Marcia Wallis scored for a 3-0 Stanford advantage at the 17:34 mark.
San Jose State got on the board at the 33:08 mark when Jennifer Mescher's crossing pass found Julie Brum, who converted the opportunity from the left side.
Stanford answered about 4 1/2 minutes later for the final goal of the game on Marcie Ward's penalty kick.
San Jose State ended the season with a 10-13-1 overall record.
SJSU 1 0 -- 1 Stanford 4 0 -- 4 SU - Brittany Oliveira (unassisted), 2:26. SU - Marcie Ward (Marcia Wallis), 3:15. SU - Marcia Wallis (Brittany Oliveira), 17:34. SJSU - Julie Brum (Jennifer Mescher), 33:08. SU - Marcie Ward (penalty kick), 37:49. Shots - Stanford 20, San Jose State 5. Saves - San Jose State 5 (Eryn Meyer 3, Trisha Forni 2), Stanford 2 (Carly Smolak 1, Nicole Barnhart 1). Corner kicks - Stanford 6, San Jose State 0. Fouls - San Jose State 12, Stanford 8. Attendance - 594.