Soccer drops Friday match to Stanford 4-1

The loss is the team’s second in a row.

by Dominic Davis

No. 10 Minnesota lost for the second time of the season to with a 4-1 loss to No. 2 Stanford on Friday night at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium in Palo Alto, Calif.

Stanford was relentless on offense in the win. The Cardinal took 22 shots, putting 11 on target.

Gophers senior goalie Tarah Hobbs made 6 saves on the night, but it wasn’t enough to stop Stanford.

The Gophers attempted 10 shots with three of those on target.

The first goal came in the fifth minute when Jordan DiBiasi scored to give Stanford the lead.

Stanford’s Tierna Davidson added another goal in the first half off of a rebound.

Stanford went into the second half with a two-goal lead.

Minnesota started the second half well. Sophomore forward April Bockin scored in the 48th minute off a cross from junior forward Kellie McGahn. Bockin has five goals this season.

The score would remain 2-1 until Stanford’s Andi Sullivan scored a free kick in the 67th minute.

Sullivan added another goal for Stanford from the penalty spot in the 71st minute to reach the final score of 4-1.

The Gophers will have a chance at redemption with a game against Santa Clara on Sunday.