Stanford's 73-match home unbeaten streak -- the second-longest in NCAA Division I women's soccer history -- and its 44-match conference win streak ended Sunday night with a 1-0 loss to Arizona State before 1,701 at Cagan Stadium.
The unranked Sun Devils (7-4, 2-1 Pac-12) scored on a 25-yard shot from Sara Tosti into the upper right corner in the 24th minute and overcame a late Cardinal shooting barrage to close out the victory.
No. 2 Stanford (9-1-1, 2-1) hadn't lost at home since Nov. 23, 2007, when it fell 2-0 to Connecticut in the third round of the NCAA tournament. The Cardinal had gone 70-0-3 at Cagan since then but fell short of North Carolina's mark of 84 (1986-94). Stanford hadn't lost a Pac-10/12 match since a 1-0 loss at UCLA on Oct. 31, 2008.
"It's so hard to do, and I'm surprised we've done it for that long," Cardinal coach Paul Ratcliffe said of the home unbeaten streak. No. 11 Cal (9-0-3, 2-0-1 Pac-12) posted a 2-1 win over visiting Arizona (5-4-3, 0-3), marking just the fifth time in the program's 32-year history the Bears have gone unbeaten through 12 or more games. Cal scored three minutes in on Rachel Mercik's goal. Jazmin Ponce tied it early in the second half. In the 72nd, Ifeoma Onumonu played the ball to Genessee Daughetee, who crossed it back to Onumonu. The striker then tapped in for the go-ahead goal. The top-ranked Cal men's soccer team and No. 3 Washington played to a 1-1 Pac-12 draw on Goldman Field at Edwards Stadium. Connor Hallisey scored on a free kick from 30 yards in the first half for the Bears (7-0-2, 1-0-1), and Taylor Peay scored late in regulation for the Huskies (7-0-3, 1-0-1) to force overtime. "We had a great first half, and in the second half we seemed to have a little bit of a letdown," Cal coach Kevin Grimes said. Goals from Zach Batteer and Jordan Morris lifted the Stanford men's soccer team (6-2-1, 1-1 Pac-12) to a 2-1 win over visiting Oregon State (7-4, 0-2). Ismail Adam scored from 30 yards in overtime, giving host Saint Mary's (3-4-3, 1-0-1 WCC) a 3-2 win over Portland (6-4, 1-1). Adrienne Gehan had 22 kills, but the Cal women's volleyball team (9-4, 2-2 Pac-12) lost to No. 2 USC 28-26, 22-25, 25-11, 18-25, 15-13. The Bears erased a four-point deficit in the fifth set to tie it at 13-13 before the host Trojans (14-1, 4-0) closed it out.