Lo'eau LaBonta, starting for the first time at forward, had a goal and an assist to lead No. 2 Stanford to a 4-1 women's soccer victory over Arizona on Thursday night, enabling the Cardinal to extend its Pac-12 win streak to 37 matches.
Stanford (12-1-1, 6-0 Pac-12) moved alone into third place on the NCAA Division I all-time list of consecutive conference victories. Only North Carolina (1994-2000) with 55 in the ACC, and Florida (1997-2001) with 49 in the SEC, had more.
After Chioma Ubogagu opened the scoring with a 22-yard left-footed shot in the first half, the defending national champion Cardinal got three goals -- from LaBonta, Alex Doll and Alina Garciamendez -- within a 20-minute span of the second half to take a 4-0 lead.
The Wildcats (5-7-3, 1-3-2) scored in the 74th minute after Candi Osei-Agyemang stole a pass deep in the Stanford end.
The Cardinal's last conference loss was on Oct. 31, 2008 -- 1-0 at UCLA. Zoe Makrigiannis made 10 saves but couldn't help the San Jose State women's soccer team overcome a two-goal deficit, as the Spartans (3-10-1, 1-4 WAC) lost 2-0 to host Idaho (4-11-1, 1-2-1). The Vandals' Chelsea Small broke through five minutes into the second half, and Annie Millard added a goal at the 73-minute mark. The No. 5 BYU women's soccer team (12-1-1, 1-0-1 WCC) posted a 3-1 victory over visiting USF (5-6-3, 0-3). Rochelle Weerackoon scored in the 73rd minute for the Dons. Santa Clara captain Julie Johnston is one of 38 NCAA Division I women's soccer players named to the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Award watch list. Johnston, BYU's Lindsi Lisonbee and Pepperdine's Michelle Pao (Monta Vista High-Cupertino) are the only WCC players in line for college soccer's top player award. Stanford goalkeeper Emily Oliver and UCLA's Abby Dahlkemper (Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton) are also on the watch list. Cara Curtin scored two goals to lead Sonoma State (11-1-1, 8-1-1 CCAA) to a 4-0 women's soccer victory over Cal State East Bay (4-7-1, 2-7-1). Michel Arroyo scored in the 19th minute to give host Sonoma State (6-4-2, 5-3-2 CCAA) a 1-0 men's soccer victory over Cal State East Bay (2-7-3, 1-6-3). Torry McTyer, a 6-foot-1, 176-pound "athlete" from Cathedral High-Los Angeles, has given an oral commitment to play football at Cal, according to Scout.com. McTyer, who ran the 100 meters in 10.7 seconds as a junior last spring, plays wide receiver and defensive back. Power forward Hunter Myers of Douglas High-Minden (Nev.) orally committed to Harvard, The Record-Courier (Minden) reported. Myers had narrowed his choice to the Crimson and Stanford. He had also considered Cal. Traveling to Los Angeles for its third straight WCC road match, the Santa Clara women's volleyball team (14-6, 4-2) lost 25-21, 25-22, 25-20 at Loyola Marymount (12-8, 2-4). The Broncos were led by Megan Anders' 12 kills and Kayla Lommori's 10. Ester de Vries had 18 kills, but the visiting USF women's volleyball team (12-7, 3-3 WCC) lost 22-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-21 to No. 24 Pepperdine (13-7, 2-2). Former Chaminade-Hawaii head coach Blake Mosley has named an assistant coach on the Santa Clara women's tennis program, head coach Ben Cabell announced.